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Maristís Houseal Earns Weekly Honor For Second Time In Three Weeks

Courtesy: Marist Athletics
         
Release: April 01, 2013
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EDISON, N.J. – Senior right-hander Brett Houseal (Landisville, Pa.) of the Marist baseball team was named Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Pitcher of the Week for the second time in three weeks on Monday.

Houseal pitched all 11 innings in Marist's 2-1 victory at Siena in the second game of a doubleheader on March 30 for the longest outing of his career and third straight complete game. He allowed less than one baserunner per inning, as he permitted just seven hits and three walks while recording five strikeouts.

Houseal enjoyed an efficient outing in which he threw less than 12 pitches per inning. After allowing his only run of the game in the second inning, he did not allow a Siena runner to get as far as third base the rest of the game. He retired 12 consecutive Saints at one point between the fourth and eighth innings, and allowed just one hit after the fourth.

This is the third time Houseal has been honored by the MAAC in his career. He was named MAAC Pitcher of the Week on March 18, 2013 following a seven-inning shutout at Villanova, and Co-Pitcher of the Week on May 14, 2012 after a two-hit, seven-inning shutout against Canisius.

On the season, Houseal is 4-3 with a 4.15 ERA in seven starts, with 32 strikeouts against 16 walks in 47.2 innings pitched. He leads the Red Foxes in wins and innings pitched, and is tied for the team lead in strikeouts.

This is the fourth time this year a Marist baseball player has earned a MAAC weekly award. Freshmen Matt Pagano (Cranston, R.I.) and Matt Belitz (Ossining, N.Y.) earned Rookie of the Week honors on Feb. 25 and March 11, respectively.

Marist is currently 12-9 overall and 5-1 in the MAAC, having won six of its last seven. The Red Foxes are home for a pair of non-conference games this week, as they will host Stony Brook at 3 p.m. Tuesday and Holy Cross at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday.

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