April 20, 2012
Center Valley, Pa. - For the second time in as many weeks, Army has student-athletes honored by the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) in both baseball and softball.
Senior Logan Lee was named the ECAC Baseball Pitcher of the Week, while sophomore April Ortenzo claimed the organization's Softball Hitter of the Week honor on Tuesday. Two weeks ago, Chris Rowley and Alexis AuBuchon earned the same awards, respectively, from the ECAC.
Both squads swept their Patriot League series over the weekend, with the baseball team moving to 12-0 in League action by taking four games from Lafayette and the softball squad improving to 9-3 with a four-game sweep of Bucknell.
Lee carried a perfect game into the seventh inning during the first game of Army's Sunday doubleheader against Lafayette. The senior struck out four and retired the first 19 batters of the game en route to the 8-0 win over the Leopards. He was named the Patriot League Pitcher of the Week on Monday for his outing.
Ortenzo went 11-for-16 with six runs scored, three doubles, three RBIs and two stolen bases as the Black Knights moved into a tie for second place in the standings with the sweep of Bucknell. She was 8-for-8 with five runs scored and two RBIs in Sunday's doubleheader sweep, and claimed the Patriot League Softball Player of the Week honor.
Both players will be back on the field Friday, as the Black Knights begin four-game home series with Bucknell in baseball and Lafayette in softball.