SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – After being named to the D3baseball.com Team of the Week yesterday, sophomore right-handed pitcher Paul Wetmore (Hamden, Conn.) of the Western New England University baseball team has earned more national recognition with his selection as the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) Division III Pitcher of the Week, it was announced this afternoon.
Making his first career start on Sunday in game two of Western New England’s season-opening doubleheader against SUNY Old Westbury in Yaphank, N.Y., Wetmore produced the program’s first no-hitter since 2013 to help the Golden Bears earn a split with their 2-0 victory. The sophomore struck out six batters and walked four during his 96-pitch performance, which also earned him Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) Pitcher of the Week accolades.
As a freshman last season, Wetmore logged 9.2 innings of relief over six appearances, striking out eight batters and surrendering four runs on eight hits. A 2015 graduate of Hamden High School, Wetmore was a three-year letterwinner for the baseball program, helping lead the Green Dragons to the state tournament his senior season.
Western New England, which heads south for its next eight games at the RussMatt Central Florida Invitational, will be back in action against Illinois Wesleyan on Friday.
Release courtesy of the Western New England Sports Information Department.
ABOUT THE COMMONWEALTH COAST CONFERENCE
The Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC), founded in 1984, is an NCAA Division III athletic conference comprised of ten full member and three associate member institutions throughout the New England region. Its membership aims to provide student-athletes with a positive experience in their pursuit of excellence through high academic standards, quality competition, and a meaningful student life. The conference currently administers championships in 16 intercollegiate sports with that number set to increase next year with the addition of football.