By HockomockSports.com Staff
Attleboro senior Eoin Kelleher Eoin Kelleher has been selected as the HockomockSports.com Player of the Week, presented by Morse Insurance, for May 5 through May 11. Kelleher is the 29th player chosen as Player of the Week for the 2018-19 school year and the sixth player in the spring season.
Kelleher earned a pair of wins on the mound for the Bombardiers last week, as Attleboro beat Milford and Mansfield to move within a victory of qualifying for the state tournament (which Attleboro got on Monday to book its place in the postseason). Kelleher didn’t allow a run in eight innings over two games, and Attleboro pulled out the wins by a combined three runs.
“Eoin has been outstanding for us all year,” said first-year Attleboro coach Steve Dunlea. “He is the type of pitcher that can carry a team. Last week was a perfect example of what he is capable of. Eoin is a hardworking, intelligent player and has tremendous leadership ability. Basically everything you could ask for in a player.”
Attleboro started the week against Milford on Monday and Kelleher came in to throw a perfect seventh inning, including one strikeout. The Bombardiers rallied for a run in the bottom of the frame to walk-off with the win. Two days later, Kelleher was at his efficient best to shut down a potent Mansfield offense. He needed only 72 pitches in a complete game, three-hit shutout of the Hornets. Kelleher escaped a jam in the third inning, getting a pair of ground balls with two runners on, and was dominant from that point forward.
Kelleher is tied for the league lead with five wins this season (5-2 overall) and has a 2.49 ERA over 33-2/3 innings pitched, which is the third most innings thrown in the Hock.
The Player of the Week, presented by Morse Insurance, is selected by the HockomockSports.com staff. Nominations can be submitted throughout the week up until Saturday night at midnight. There may be a poll posted on every Sunday with the nominations. The results of the poll influence the selection but do not strictly dictate the decision.