Bergeron named GNAC Pitcher & Co-Rookie of the Week

Bergeron named GNAC Pitcher & Co-Rookie of the Week

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STANDISH, Maine – The Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) weekly honors have been released and Saint Joseph's College freshman pitcher Matt Bergeron (Salem, N.H.) has been selected as the GNAC Pitcher and Co-Rookie of the Week.

Bergeron performed very well in a pair of appearances versus 2018 NCAA Tournament teams last week, as the freshman righthander posted a 1.00 ERA with five strikeouts and just five hits allowed in nine innings against UMass Boston and Franklin, both on the road. In a 3-1 victory over Franklin on Saturday, Bergeron allowed a lead-off home run and cruised for the remainder of the game, allowing just three hits while fanning five against the mid-east power to earn the victory. He also threw two scoreless frames, allowing just one hit, in a 9-8 loss at UMass Boston.

So far this season the freshman hurler is 4-0 with a 2.33 ERA with nine strikeouts and five walks allowed in 19.1 innings. Opponents are hitting just .203 (14-69) with two extra-base hits against him.

Bergeron shares the GNAC Rookie of the Week honor with Albertus Magnus freshman outfielder Elijah Spataj (Cheshire, Conn.), who hit .400 (4-10) with two home runs and six RBI in three games.

Saint Joseph's (13-3) will play at Husson University on Thursday at 4:00 PM.




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Founded in 1912 by the Sisters of Mercy in Portland, Maine, Saint Joseph’s College is Maine’s Catholic liberal arts college in the Mercy tradition. We are inclusive of all faiths, including no faith. The 474-acre campus, located on the shore of Sebago Lake in Standish, Maine offers more than 40 undergraduate programs and a Division III athletic program to a population of approximately 1,000 on-campus students. A pioneer of distance education since the 1970s, the College also provides online certificates and undergraduate and graduate degrees for thousands more working adults who reside in more than 20 other countries. In 2015 the College was selected by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching to receive its Community Engagement Classification, highlighting the College’s focus on community service throughout its mission and daily interactions within local, regional, and global communities. In 2018, Princeton Review recognized SJC as one of its “Green Colleges” for its sustainability initiatives. Learn more at