Feb. 25, 2014
CENTER VALLEY, Pa. - The Patriot League recognized the efforts of junior left-handed pitcher Anthony Parenti from this past weekend as he was named the league's Pitcher of the Week on Tuesday afternoon.
Parenti (Jr., Elizabeth, N.J.) threw a nine-inning complete-game shutout while allowing just four hits and one walk and striking out 13 to lead Navy to a 3-0 win over Air Force on Friday. It was his first career complete game shutout and also marked a career high for strikeouts. He faced the minimum over his first 25 batters, and ended up facing only 29 in the game while not allowing a runner to reach third base for the second time in as many games in 2014.
Parenti has opened the season with a 2-0 record and 15 scoreless innings on the mound, allowing just six hits and two walks while striking out 19 in his first two starts. He is the first repeat Patriot League Pitcher of the Week since his former teammate, Ben Nelson, did it to open the 2013 season.
This is the junior's second career Patriot League honor. As a team, this is Navy's fourth weekly accolade from the conference in 2014 as Brad Borosak (Player of the Week, Feb. 18) and Travis Blue (Rookie of the Week, Feb. 18) garnered prior recognition.
Navy will be back in action this weekend with a three-game set versus Cornell in their home opening series at Max Bishop Stadium. Beginning on Saturday, March 1 at 11 a.m., the Mids and Big Red will play two games on Saturday with the third contest on Sunday at 12 p.m.