PAWTUCKET, R.I. - Joe Gratton of the Castleton University baseball team was named Little East Conference Pitcher of the Week for the week ending April 28.
Gratton was in vintage form on Saturday as he dominated the Eastern Connecticut State lineup to earn his fifth win of the season. The senior righty tossed seven strong innings to earn the complete-game 15-2 victory in the mercy-rule-shortened contest for a crucial Little East Conference contest win.
Surrendering just four hits and zero earned runs, Gratton struck out eighth opposing batters in the start. Making one other appearance during the week, Gratton tossed one inning of relief against Keene State. The hurler finished the week with a 1.13 ERA over both appearances.
Gratton and the Spartans sit at 7-7 in the conference with one final doubleheader at UMass Boston beginning at 2:30 p.m. on Friday to determine the final league standings.
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