Lincoln University pitcher Terence Berry (Dover, N.J./Dover HS) has been named the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) Atlantic Region Pitcher of the Week for his performance during the week ending February 19, 2017.
The NCBWA honor is the first ever earned by a Lincoln pitcher in their NCAA Division II history.
Berry started the Lions opening game of the season against Urbana University and combined with teammate Marcos Castillo (Brooklyn, N.Y./HS of Telecommunications) to toss a no-hitter, the first in Lincoln’s NCAA Division II era which began in 2010 and the program’s first since the 2006 season (March 10, 2006 vs. Gallaudet).
A senior right-hander, Berry pitched the first five innings, striking out nine Urbana batters. He struggled a bit with control, walking the bases loaded in the second and putting the first two on with a walk and a hit-by-pitch in the third but each time worked his way out of the jam. In the second inning he induced a simple infield groundout to end the inning and in the third, struck out the side leaving both Urbana runners stranded.
The Lions return to action on Friday, February 24, 2017 when they host Nyack College in a doubleheader at the Maplezone Sports Institute in Aston, Pennsylvania.