Montclair, NJ (4/4/11) – Freshman lefty Dylan Papa (South Plainfield, NJ / South Plainfield) was named the New Jersey Athletic Conference Rookie Pitcher of the Week on Monday. Papa is the third different Red Hawk to receive weekly honors this season.
Papa earns NJAC Rookie Pitcher of the Week honors after recording his first two collegiate saves during back-to-back appearances for the Red Hawks. He first tossed three innings of scoreless relief while striking out two for the first save of his MSU career in a 5-1 non-conference win over DeSales. Four days later in his first NJAC appearance, he secured the final four outs of the game without allowing a base runner to garner the save in the Red Hawks’ 8-5 game two conference win over Rutgers-Camden.
Papa currently ranks tied for sixth in the NJAC in saves (2).