LARGO, Md. – Michael Hovermill, Jr. (Poughkeepsie, N.Y./Spackenkill), a member of the Prince George's Community College baseball team, has been named the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division III Pitcher of the Week for the week of March 27-April 2. It is Hovermill's first honor of the season.
Hovermill pitched a nine inning complete-game gem in a 7-1 win against Anne Arundel Community College on Mar. 28, allowing one run on four hits with one walk and 11 strikeouts on 117 pitches. He pitched a 1-2-3 inning five times and retired 12 of 13 batters faced from the second to the fifth inning with the only hitter reaching base on an error in that stretch. The Riverhawks were 1-for-9 with runners in scoring position and twice Anne Arundel had runners in scoring position with no outs and the freshman got out of both innings unscathed.
For the year, Hovermill is 1-0 with 14 strikeouts in 15.1 innings pitched with a 4.11 ERA. The freshman has appeared in four games on the mound this season, including two starts.
Prince George's (17-8-1), who entered the NJCAA Division III National Rankings in the No. 9 spot for the first time this season on Tuesday, returns to action on Thursday at CCBC Catonsville. Game time is 3:30 p.m.