Senior baseball player Nick Popolizio (Collegeville, Pa./Germantown Academy) is this week's Shoreman of the Week. Popolizio did not allow a baserunner in two relief appearances last week, picking up a win and a save.
Popolizio pitched a three-inning save in the Shoremen's 11-3 win over Wesley Thursday, retiring the Wolverines' final nine batters in order. On Sunday, he picked up the win in relief in a 2-1 win over Western Connecticut. Popolizio entered that game in the top of the seventh and final inning, with the score tied 1-1, a runner on, and two outs. He struck out the only batter he faced swinging. The Shoremen scored the winning run in the bottom of the frame as Popolizio picked up the victory.
Popolizio has yet to allow an earned run this season in eight total innings across five relief appearances. He has retired the last 16 batters he has faced.