Quinnipiac University freshman Thomas Jankins (West Brookfield, Mass.) was named the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Baseball Rookie of the Week, as announced by the MAAC office on Monday, Mar. 24.
Jankins picked up his team-leading second win of the season with a masterpiece against Manhattan in Quinnipiac's first Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference game in program history. Jankins, a 6-3 right-handed hurler out of Quabaog Regional High School in West Brookfield, Mass., hurled eight shut-out innings while striking out 10 – also a Quinnipiac freshman record – in a 4-0 win against the Jaspers. Jankins scattered five hits in the gem, allowing just seven baserunners in the game and retiring eight straight batters at one point. For the season, Jankins is 2-3.