SHUPirates.com Athlete of the Week (April 9, 2013)
Jon Prosinski, Baseball
After taking two-of three from visiting Connecticut the weekend before, the Seton Hall baseball team took to the road looking for its second consecutive series win, this time against a Rutgers team that had suffered only one loss in its first six BIG EAST games of 2013.
While the Pirate bats were exploding to the tune of a season-high 20 hits and 15 runs, senior Jon Prosinski (Skillman, N.J.) was busy delivering a vintage performance on the mound.
Prosinski went the distance for The Hall, scattering six hits and striking out seven while picking up his team-leading fourth victory of the season during what ended as a 15-1 rout.
Following his performance, Prosinski was picked for the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll for the third time this season.
The Pirates’ ace also surpassed several milestones on a successful day in Piscataway, becoming Seton Hall’s all-time leader in career starts (50) and innings pitched (319.2). The Skillman native is also now tied for fifth in program history with 23 victories in a Seton Hall uniform and his seven strikeouts pushed his career total to 217, matching SHU Hall of Famer and current Associate Head Coach Phil Cundari for the sixth-most by any Seton Hall pitcher.
Through eight starts so far this season, Prosinski has tossed the team’s only two complete games and ranks first on the squad in innings pitched (54.2) and strikeouts. On a conference-wide scale, the Preseason BIG EAST Pitcher of the Year stands fifth in innings pitched, seventh in opposing batting average (.212) and ninth in strikeouts.
Making the veteran right-hander even more difficult for opposing hitters, Prosinski is tied for the fewest walks allowed among qualifying pitchers having issued only eight free passes to this point in the year.
This is the second time in 2013 that Prosinski has been tabbed as SHUPirates.com Athlete of the Week, both of which have come in the last three weeks.