Armano Nabs HVIAC Pitcher of the Week, Eddy Named HVIAC Rookie of the Week

Armano Nabs HVIAC Pitcher of the Week, Eddy Named HVIAC Rookie of the Week

BROOKLYN, N.Y.—After leading the Lady Bears to a 4-0 week, freshman Theresa Armano (Middle Village, N.Y./St. Francis Prep) was awarded the Hudson Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (HVIAC) Pitcher of the Week and junior Erica Eddy (Glendale, N.Y./Christ the King) was named the HVIAC Rookie of the Week.

Armano tossed two complete games last week, compiling a 2-0 record and striking out 10 batters in 12.1 innings of work. On Saturday, the freshman led the team to their first victory of the season, pitching a five-inning complete game shutout in the Lady Bears' 13-0 win over Valley Forge. The next day, Armano tossed a seven-inning complete game against Maine-Presque Isle, holding the Owls scoreless in the final four innings to give her offense room for a dramatic 6-5 walk-off victory.

Eddy was a force on the offensive end last week, hitting .600 (6-for-10), including three doubles and a triple, slugging 1.100 and driving in seven RBIs. In Saturday's 14-2 victory over Valley Forge, the junior fell a homerun short of the cycle after going a perfect 3-for-3 from the plate. On Sunday, Eddy helped St. Joseph's finish off their doubleheader sweep over Maine-Presque Isle with a 2-for-2, 4-RBI performance at the plate.

Both Armano and Eddy are first-time recipients of their respective awards.

Looking to build on their four-game winning streak, the Lady Bears will meet York (N.Y.) on Thursday for a home doubleheader (3:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.) at Padavan-Preller Field. Live stats will be available at