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Fairfield University freshman hurler John Signore leads the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) with a stingy 2.77 ERA this season, and his best effort of the season earned the Wallingford, Conn. native MAAC Rookie of the Week for the first time. The rookie is also the nation’s leader in strikeout-to-walk ratio and fewest walks per nine innings.
Signore allowed a lone first inning run over nine innings in his only start of the week against Manhattan at Wappingers Falls, NY on Friday, April 29.
“He’s very deserving of this award,” Head Coach Bill Currier said. “He mixed three pitches for strikes, and got better as the game went on. He certainly kept the hitters off stride. He has the make-up. He loves to compete and we are excited that he is having such a great freshman year.”
Signore became the first MAAC freshman of the season to throw nine innings in a no-decision against Manhattan. Signore allowed one run in the first inning and then retired 10-straight Jaspers, allowing just one hit over the next seven innings. Signore also fanned six batters during the outing.
Signore moved his strikeout-to-walk ratio to 15.33-to-1, which is tops in the country. In his collegiate career, Signore has walked just three batters in his 57 innings of work.
Signore will be on the mound when the Stags host Canisius this weekend, starting with a noon doubleheader on Saturday.