Jones named ECC Rookie of the Week

LINCOLN UNIVERSITY, Pa.  – Lincoln University freshman Alex Jones (Bear Del./Appoquinimink) has been honored by the East Coast Conference for his performance this past weekend, the conference announced today (March 29, 2021).

Jones (Bear, Del./Appoquinimink) was named ECC Rookie of the Week for the week ending March 28 becoming the first Lincoln University baseball player to earn such honors. In the Lions' first-ever ECC doubleheader sweep, Jones hit .800 with three runs scored, one RBI, and a stolen base. 

"It is great to see AJ receive this honor this week," said Lincoln University baseball coach Anthony Pla. "He started off the year struggling after coming off of an injury last year and has really improved a lot thereafter two weeks. He is seeing the ball well and it showed this weekend. Looking forward to seeing this young man continue to develop into the player we know he will be."

In addition to Jones earning Rookie of the Week honors, senior Rolando Alvarez (Brooklyn, N.Y./Nazareth Regional) (Brooklyn, N.Y./Nazareth Regional) and junior Trevon Sutton (Chicago, Ill./Harlan Community Academy) (Chicago, Ill./Harlan Community Academy) were named to the ECC Honor Roll. It marks just the second and third times a Lincoln baseball player has been named to the weekly Honor Roll.

The two hurlers were dominant on the bump, combining to surrender one earned run with 19 strikeouts. Alvarez struck out 10 over seven innings, allowing one unearned run on three hits. Sutton, who hurled his first nine-inning complete game of his career, allowed just one earned run on five hits with nine strikeouts. 

Lincoln (2-6 overall, 2-0 ECC) travels to Sparkhill, N.Y. for a three-game series with Saint Thomas Aquinas.

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