Troiano Named LEC Rookie of the Week
GORHAM, Maine -- The Little East Conference office announced Monday afternoon that University of Southern Maine freshman Sam Troiano (South Portland, Maine) has been selected as the LEC Rookie of the Week for the week of March 5-11.
In the first two games of his collegiate career, Troiano went a combined 5 for 8 at the plate (.625) with a team-high four runs scored, a double and one RBI. An outfielder by trade, Troiano is converting to third base and handled six chances flawlessly in the two games.
In the Huskies' season opener against the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse on Saturday (March 10), the right-handed hitting Troiano went 2 for 5 with three runs scored in a 12-11 loss. The next afternoon, he delivered the game-winning run with a single in the top of the ninth inning for a 3-2 win over #24 Salve Regina University. Troiano was 3 for 3 in the game with a run scored, and also collected a double for his first extra-base hit.
Southern Maine, 1-2 on its Florida trip, dropped an 8-5 decision Monday morning to Webster University. USM will play Washington University (Mo.) Tuesday morning (9 a.m.) at Lake Myrtle Park in Auburndale, Fla.