Klenda Named GNAC Rookie of the Week

Klenda Named GNAC Rookie of the Week

STANDISH, Maine – The Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) weekly honors have been announced and Saint Joseph's College freshman pitcher Luke Klenda (Yarmouth, Maine) has been selected as the Rookie of the Week.

Klenda earned two wins and fanned 10 batters with one walk and five hits allowed in 7.0 innings last week. The freshman righthander struck out three in three innings in a win over Husson on Monday and gave up one run on three hits with seven K's in a triumph over Albertus Magnus on Saturday.

In four appearances this spring, Klenda sports a 2.08 ERA with a 2-0 record and 11 strikeouts – against just one walk – in 8.2 innings. Opponents are currently hitting .257 (9-35) with him on the hill. The weekly accolade is the first of his career.

#19/24 Saint Joseph's (21-4, 6-0 GNAC) will host Endicott College this afternoon at 4:00 PM.




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Saint Joseph's College is Maine's only Catholic liberal arts college, providing a supportive, personalized and career-focused education for more than 100 years. From its 474-acre campus on the shores of Sebago Lake, the College offers more than 40 undergraduate programs to a population of approximately 1,000 students. Saint Joseph's College Online provides certificates, undergraduate and advanced degrees for working adults through an online learning program. For more, visit www.sjcme.edu.