March 19, 2013

ECAC Baseball Players of the Week (for week ending March 17)

Division I

Player of the Week

Brandon Coluccio – University of Maryland Baltimore County

Junior, Catcher, Freehold, N.J.

Coluccio had seven hits in 11 at-bats to help UMBC take two of three from Binghamton to open the conference season. The junior had multiple hits in each of the three games of the series, while also scoring three runs and driving in three runs over the weekend. He was second in the conference in batting average at .583, while leading the league in slugging (.750) for the week. Coluccio went three-for-three in a series-opening win, driving in one run, scoring two and hitting two doubles. He followed that with a two-for-three performance in game two and a two-for-five day with two RBI and one run scored in the series finale.

Pitcher of the Week

Tommy Lawrence – University of Maine

Junior, West Haven, Conn.

Lawrence was outstanding for Maine this past week. The junior tossed a complete game shutout against reigning champion Stony Brook on the road, scattering seven hits while striking out seven in the process, leading the Black Bears to a 1-0 win. Maine went on to take two of three in the series.

Division II

Player of the Week

No Qualified Candidates Submitted.

Pitcher of the Week

No Qualified Candidates Submitted.


Division III – New England

Co-Players of the Week

Daniel Donohue -- Salve Regina University

Junior, Shortstop, Westbury, N.Y.

Donohue led the Seahawks to a 6-1 weekly record, batting .586 (17-for-29) with 15 RBI, 11 runs scored, five doubles and seven stolen bases in eight attempts. Donohue batted safely in all seven games, while driving in or scoring at least one run in each of Salve’s seven games. He collected five three-hit games on the week, including each of Salve’s final three contests.

Jake Mailman -- Wentworth Institute of Technology

Sophomore, Catcher, Medway, Mass.

Mailman helped lead the Leopards to a 6-2 week, batting .655 (19-for-29) with 15 RBI, nine runs scored, five doubles, one triple and a stolen base. Mailman batted safely and drove in or scored at least one run in each of Wentworth’s eight games. Among his six multiple-hit games, Mailman collected two four-hit games in a doubleheader sweep of Colby-Sawyer in which he drove in seven runs.

Pitcher of the Week

Tom Darby – Eastern Connecticut State University 

Senior, Middletown, R.I.

In two appearances this past week, Darby posted a 2-0 record with a 1.50 earned run average for Eastern Connecticut.  The senior from Middletown, R.I. surrendered two earned runs on six hits, while striking out 19 batters in 12 innings of work.  On March 17, he recorded his first complete game at Old Westbury, striking out a career-high 12 batters and giving up two runs on a pair of singles.  Earlier in the week, Darby did not allow an earned run in five innings, while fanning seven against Purchase State.

Division III – Upstate

Player of the Week

Jordan Giller – Oswego State

Freshman, First Base/Designated Hitter, Toronto, Ontario

Giller helped the Lakers go 3-1 at the start of their Spring break trip. Giller finished the four games with a .545 batting average, .688 on-base percentage, a .909 slugging percentage and six RBI. He had a walk in all four games as well as a double and a homerun in two of Oswego’s wins this week.

Pitcher of the Week

Seth Cornell – Houghton College

Sophomore, Alfred, N.Y.

Cornell recorded the program's first-ever no-hitter in a 17-0 Houghton win over Bard College in the first game of a double header on Sunday. Cornell struck out 13 and walked three in seven innings of work. He allowed only four base runners (three walks and an error).

Division III – Metro

Player of the Week

Josh Limon – The College of New Jersey

Sophomore, First Base, Eastampton, N.J.

This week Limon hit .500 (10-for-20) with a double, a stolen base, eight RBI and three runs scored during five games played for TCNJ. He drove in a run during 4-of-the-5 contests, and opened the week by going 5-for-5 with a walk, a run scored, and three RBI including the game-winning hit in the bottom of the ninth inning during a 10-9 victory over Rhode Island College. Three days later, he went 4-for-5 with a double, a stolen base, three RBI, and a run scored in an extra-inning defeat to Suffolk. Limon currently ranks tied for second in the NJAC in RBI (13).

Pitcher of the Week

Richard Anderson – College of Staten Island
Senior, Staten Island, N.Y.

The senior threw a gem against Maritime. The Staten Island native tossed a complete game shutout, throwing seven innings, giving up one hit, walking one and striking out 10. The lone hit was a single. The Dolphins defeated Maritime by a score of 3-0. Anderson will look to continue his dominant performance for Staten Island.

Division III – South

Player of the Week

Nick Berdine – Waynesburg University

Senior, Outfielder, Moon Twp., Pa. 

Berdine led the Waynesburg offense with 12 hits in 24 at-bats during a 4-2 stretch at the Russ Matt Central Florida Invitational that spanned March 11-15. Along with his .500 batting average, the senior drove in 10 runs and scored eight more. Berdine blasted two home runs, slapped a double, stole three bases in three attempts and sported an .895 slugging percentage to go along with a .591 on-base percentage. The Moon Township native recorded eight putouts in the field; he committed an error and picked up an outfield assist.

Pitcher of the Week

Dan Fein – Salisbury University

Sophomore, Southbury, Conn.

Fein got the win against 8th-ranked Christopher Newport in his first collegiate start and another against York. In 10 shutout innings, he allowed six hits and three walks while fanning 11.