EDISON, NJ – Saint Peter's senior baseball ace, Willie Krajnik, has been named as the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Pepsi Male Student-Athlete of the Week, announced by the league office today. Krajnik earns the honor on top of already being named as the MAAC Pitcher of the Week on Tuesday after his stellar performance on the mound last week.
Last week, Krajnik pitched a complete game on the mound for the Peacocks baseball team leading to a 7-1 win over Iona on Sunday. The win ended the longest losing streak in program history and was the first for the program since May 20, 2016. Krajnik pitched all seven innings for the complete game victory, throwing strikes on 68 out of his 107 total pitches. Krajnik struck out seven of the 24 batters that he faced and only gave up three hits, one walk, and one run on the afternoon. He posted a 1.29 ERA on the week, which was among the best in the league. Krajnik, along with help from the Peacock defense, recorded four, "three up, three down" innings, with three of those innings being 1-2-3 to earn the team's first win of the season.
On the season, Krajnik leads the pitching staff with 12 starts and four complete games. He is the only player on the team with double-figure starts and is the lone pitcher in the lineup to throw a complete game this season. Krajnik leads the Peacocks with 81 strikeouts on the year and boasts a team-best 4.38 ERA.
In the classroom, Krajnik has a grade point average above a 3.0 and he will be graduating on May 21 with the class of 2018.