PAWTUCKET, R.I.—For the first time in her illustrious career, UMass Boston senior pitcher Michelle Zullo (Everett, Mass.) has been named the Little East Conference Pitcher of the Week, the league office announced Monday afternoon.
The senior right-handed pitcher set the UMass Boston program records for career wins (26), strikeouts (237) and complete games (53) last week, while also tying the Beacons' program mark for career appearances in the circle (71).
In three appearances, Zullo went 1-1 and earned her first collegiate save in 14 innings of work. The senior captain posted a 1.00 ERA and scattered 14 hits and one walk over her 14 innings. She also struck out 15 batters, including tying her career-high with eight strikeouts on Saturday.
On Monday, Zullo allowed two earned runs on seven hits and no walks in a 5-3 loss at Salve Regina University. She followed that performance up with a 1-2-3 seventh inning at Framingham State University, to earn her first save, and help the Beacons capture a 15-14 win over the hosts.
Zullo enjoyed her best outing of the season though on Saturday, as the senior allowed seven hits and two unearned runs over seven innings, to help the Beacons earn their first Little East Conference win of the year. She struck out eight batters against just one walk, as the Beacons defeated Rhode Island College 5-2.
For her career, Zullo now sits first in program history in wins, strikeouts, complete games and innings pitched (409.2). She also sits tied for first in appearances (71) and shutouts (six).