Baseball's Zamora named AE Rookie of the Week

Daniel Zamora

April 1, 2013

Stony Brook, N.Y. - Freshman Daniel Zamora (La Puente, Calif.) of the Stony Brook baseball team has been named America East Rookie of the Week after striking out nine batters and earning his first collegiate victory last weekend, the conference office announced Monday.

Zamora was pivotal in Stony Brook winning its first America East series after beating UMBC in two of three games. In Saturday's rubber game, Zamora pitched 6-1/3 innings and scattered five hits and two walks while striking out a career-high nine batters. He opened the game by striking out the side in the first inning, getting all three Retrievers out swinging. The Seawolves then scored two runs in the bottom of the inning and went on to a 5-2 victory.

The award was the second for Zamora this season. He was also honored on Feb. 18 after allowing just one run in six innings at Florida International. Stony Brook has won four Rookie of the Week honors this season. Austin Shives (San Diego, Calif.) picked up the award on March 11, and Jack Parenty (Wantagh, N.Y.) won the award on March 25.

Zamora and the Seawolves are in a four-way tie for third place in America East at 4-5. They will play at Marist on Tuesday in non-conference action before returning to America East play this weekend at Albany.