Boston, Mass.-- UMBC redshirt junior Joe Vanderplas (Fairfax, Va./Fairfax/Tennessee) earned America East Pitcher of the Week honors, as announced by the conference office on Tuesday. Joe pitched a complete game win against Hartford on Sunday to give UMBC their first conference win of the year.
Vanderplas pitched nine innings, surrendering one run and five hits in a 6-1 win against Hartford on Sunday. The lefty struck out three, needing just 101 pitches to get his first win of the year. Joe has thrown 19.1 innings in three starts, striking out 13 while only walking three. He has a 4.33 ERA on the year.
Vanderplas is the third Retriever to gain conference recognition this year. Conrad Wozniak (Cypress, Texas/Cypress Woods/Frank Phillip College) earned pitcher of the week last week, and Hunter Dolshun (Warwick, N.Y./Warwick Valley) was player of the week two weeks ago.
The Retrievers will be back in action this afternoon, March 17 against NJIT at home. First pitch with the Highlanders is set for 4:00 p.m.