RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Felician University redshirt sophomore Jesus Colon (Brooklyn, N.Y./The Phelps School [Pa.]) has been chosen as the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Baseball Pitcher of the Week for the period ending Feb. 21, the CACC announced on Monday. Colon was honored as part of the first set of weekly awards handed out by the CACC for the 2016 baseball season.
Colon, a 6-foot, 175-pound right-hander, made three scoreless relief appearances during Felician's season-opening five-game weekend series at Hawaii Pacific University last Friday through Sunday. In four innings, he allowed one hit for an opponent batting average of .077, struck out two hitters, and walked one. He earned the victory with a two-inning stint in Game 2 of the series, the first contest of a Saturday doubleheader
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Colon is a 2012 graduate of The Phelps School in Malvern, Pa. He transferred to Felician after one season at Galveston (Texas) College.
Also on Monday, Felician senior second baseman Ralph Caccavale (Massapequa, N.Y./Plainedge) was named to the CACC Weekly Honor Roll. Additionally, Golden Falcon men's basketball senior Jeyvi Miavivululu (Paterson, N.J./Paterson Catholic) and women's basketball senior Eliana Scanlon (New York, N.Y./Oak Hill Academy [Va.]) were selected to the CACC Weekly Honor Roll in their sports.
Felician baseball is guided by 13th-year head coach Chris Langan of Hazlet. Colon and the Golden Falcons (2-3, 0-0 CACC) are next in action on Friday, when they take on Merrimack College in a non-conference doubleheader in Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Felician University, the Franciscan University of New Jersey, is a liberal arts, coeducational Catholic university founded in 1942 and sponsored by the Felician Sisters. True to its mission, Felician University welcomes a diverse student population and embraces its educational needs. With campuses in Lodi and Rutherford, New Jersey, Felician University currently enrolls more than 2,100 students and offers more than 55 undergraduate and graduate programs, in the classroom and online, in the arts and sciences, business and management sciences, health sciences and teacher education. Felician University also sponsors 14 varsity intercollegiate sports that compete at the NCAA Division II level.