RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Felician University sophomore Michael Gutierrez (Garfield, N.J./Garfield) was selected as the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Baseball Pitcher of the Week for the period ending Apr. 7, the CACC announced on Monday. Additionally, Felician redshirt sophomore Anthony Condito (Nutley, N.J./Nutley) was chosen as the league's Rookie of the Week for the third time this season.
More information is available at https://cacc.prestosports.com/sports/bsb/2018-19/releases/48POW.
Gutierrez is the CACC Pitcher of the Week for the second occasion in 2019. During Game 1 of a home conference doubleheader against the Jefferson Rams on Apr. 5, he earned the victory by pitching eight scoreless innings. Gutierrez allowed four singles and three walks and struck out a Felician record 16 batters.
Condito, a first-year collegiate player, was 9 for 20 (.450) at the plate last week as Felician went 4-2, all in league play. He slugged .750 with four doubles, scored five runs and drove in five. Condito went 6 for 8 on Saturday as the Golden Falcons swept Caldwell University to give coach Chris Langan his 400th career victory.
Gutierrez, the 2018 CACC Rookie of the Year, is 5-3 with a 2.31 earned-run average in 10 games (eight starts) this season. In 50 2/3 innings he has given up 30 hits, struck out a CACC-high 77 batters, and walked 31. He is a 2017 graduate of Garfield High.
Condito is batting .350 and slugging .569 in 38 games. He owns 19 extra-base hits, including two home runs, and leads Felician with 30 runs batted in. He is a 2016 graduate of Nutley High.
The two players earned the same weekly awards from the CACC on Mar. 18
Felician (21-17, 15-5 CACC) is guided by 16th-year head coach Langan of Hazlet. Gutierrez, Condito and the Golden Falcons play a four-game series against Wilmington (Del.) University this week, two on Tuesday in Lyndhurst and two on Friday in New Castle, Del.
Felician University engages more than 2,400 undergraduate, graduate, and adult students through programs in Arts & Sciences, Business, Nursing, and Education. Universal Franciscan values of respect, social justice, and compassion form an inclusive foundation for transforming the lives of tomorrow's leaders. Felician University was ranked 3rd-best return on investment for private colleges in New Jersey in 2018 by the PayScale.com College ROI Report and is ranked the No. 1 safest college campus in the state by niche.com. Felician also sponsors 14 varsity intercollegiate sports that compete at the NCAA Division II level. To learn more about Felician University please visit www.felician.edu.