FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Senior Baylor Sundahl and freshman Justin Jordan of the Sacred Heart University baseball team earned Northeast Conference weekly honors for their standout play this past week. Sundahl was named Pitcher of the Week while Jordan garnered Rookie of the Week honors.
The award was the first of the season for Sundahl and it was the third time this season that Jordan earned Rookie of the week honors.
Sundahl held opponents hitless over 6.1 innings of work. The senior right-hander logged a scoreless frame in a mid-week game against Fairfield and came on in relief and pitched the Pioneers to a win in the series finale against LIU Brooklyn.
Winning the rubber game of the three-game NEC set, Sundahl fired 5.1 no-hit innings while striking out nine batters. He walked three batters during the appearance with all three bases on balls coming during the sixth frame when he surrendered one run. Sundahl worked out of his lone jam by inducing an inning-ending pop out and proceeded to retire the side in order in the seventh. He entered the game against LIU with two outs in the second inning and went on to strike out five of the first seven batters to face him.
Jordan, who reached base at a .652 clip over a five-game span, batted .800 (8-for-10) during the Pioneers' series victory over defending NEC champion LIU Brooklyn. The first-year outfielder reached safely in all three games in Brooklyn. After walking once in the series-opening setback, Jordan did not make an out in either of the next two games. Powering the Pioneers to back-to-back victories, the freshman went 8-for-8 with four RBI and three runs scored. Jordan logged three hits in Game 2, a 17-10 triumph for SHU. He singled in a pair of runs and came around to score twice during Sacred Heart's 11-run fourth inning.
Jordan hit safely in all five plate appearances during the series finale. His third-inning two-bagger plated a pair of runs to give SHU a 3-2 lead. He doubled again leading off the seventh, setting the stage for a three-run frame. For the week, Jordan went 8-for-14 (.571) at the plate with two doubles, four walks, three stolen bases and five RBI.
The Pioneers will be back in action on Friday, May 3, when SHU plays host to Fairleigh Dickinson at 3 p.m.