April 2, 2013

ECAC Baseball Players of the Week - April 2, 2013

Division I

Player of the Week
Eric White – University of Maine
Junior, Infield, Brewer, Maine.

White led the Black Bears to a 2-1 weekend, hitting a conference-best .545 with five runs scored and two RBI.  White’s five runs scored led the conference for the week and he also was a perfect two-for-two in stolen bases. The third baseman had hits in each of Maine’s three games, including two multi-hit games. In Maine's 7-4 win on Saturday, he went 3-for-4 with three runs scored.

Pitcher of the Week
Tyler Gebler – Rutgers University
Senior, RHP, Toms River, N.J.

Gebler pitched a complete-game 2-0 shutout of Villanova. The senior tallied eight strikeout, no walks and just three hits in the victory. The Scarlet Knights earned consecutive league shutouts (6-0 and 2-0) for the first time since 2003 en route to the series sweep.


Division II

Player of the Week
Jack Provine – West Chester University
Senior, Outfield, Lincroft, N.J.

Provine hit .421 in West Chester's five games last week His double to center field in the top of the seventh in the fourth game of the weekend series against Mansfield put runners on second and third with nobody out. WCU eventually pushed the runner at third across in the inning to break a 4-4 tie as the Rams won the game, 5-4. Provine was 3-for-4 with a pair of RBI and a pair of stolen bases in a 9-0 win over PSAC East rival Mansfield. He posted a multiple-hit performance in three of WCU's five games last week. He scored a run in all four of West Chester's wins last week. The only game in which he failed to score, WCU did not win the game.

Pitcher of the Week
Peter Martinez – Dominican College
Sophomore, LHP, White Plains, N.Y.

Threw a complete game victory against Concordia, scattering seven hits and not allowing an earned run.

Division III – New England

Co-Players of the Week

Pat McWilliams—Westfield State College
Sophomore, Outfield, Duxbury, Mass

Batted .778 (7-9) with homers, two doubles and five runs scored in 3-1 week for Owls, including six hits that featured pair of doubles and four runs in 8-1, 3-0 sweep of Bridgewater State.

Conor Bierfeldt—Western Connecticut State University
Senior, Outfield, Torrington, Conn.

Bierfeldt batted .533 (8-for-15) with five extra base hits and eight runs batted in to help Western Connecticut complete its annual Spring Break trip this past week.  The senior from Torrington, Conn. recorded multiple hits in each of his four games.  Bierfeld registered two doubles, two triples and a home run to post a 1.133 slugging percentage.  He went 2-for-2 with three runs scored, a triple, a home run, and three RBI against Scranton. The following afternoon, Bierfeldt went 2-for-4 from the dish with a triple and drove in two runs against Concordia (Wis.).

Pitcher of the Week

Rew Wilson—Plymouth State University
Senior, RHP, Niantic, Conn. Wilson led Plymouth State to a victory at Babson on March 27, hurling a complete-game gem.  The senior from Niantic, Conn. limited the Beavers to one unearned run on three hits, while striking out a season-high 11 in nine innings of work.


Division III – Upstate

Player of the Week

Jamie Barr—Cazenovia College
Senior, Infield, Frankfort, N.Y.

The senior infielder was sensational at the plate during a doubleheader sweep of Valley Forge Christian College last Friday, going 7 for 10 with four triples, nine RBI, two runs scored and no strikeouts to register both a batting average and on base percentage of .700 to go along with a 1.500 slugging percentage. He had a pair of triples and scored a run in each contest, driving in six runs on four hits in an 11-2 game one victory before adding three RBI on three hits in a 12-6 win during game two. His four triples on the week gave him the conference lead for the season in that category, while he also ranks second overall in slugging percentage at .700.

Pitcher of the Week
Kyle Grey—SUNY Fredonia
Junior, LHP, Frewsburg, N.Y.
Kyle Grey earned a save and a win this week as the Devils went 8-1. He threw four hitless innings against Houghton as the Devils came from behind to win, 5-4. He Struck out four batters and walked none, earning the save in a 5-3 win over Medaille. In 12 1/3 innings this season, Kyle has yielded only three hits and no earned runs, striking out nine and walking none.

Division III – Metro

Player of the Week

Michael Murphy—The College of New Jersey
Senior, Outfield, Staten Island, NY

Murphy hit .500 (8-16) with two doubles, one triple, two home runs, four walks, two stolen bases, eight RBI and seven runs scored in four games for TCNJ. He hit safely in all four contests and produced two multiple hit games, including a 3-5 performance with a double, a home run, an RBI and three runs scored in a 10-8 nonconference win over Ursinus. In the first conference contest of his senior season, he went 3 for 4 with a double, a home run, two walksm two runs scored and a career high six RBI in a 15-5 NJAC win over NJCU. Murphy scored at least one run in all four games.

Pitcher of the Week

Ryan Farabella—Rutgers University-Camden
Junior, LHP, Vineland, NJ

Farabella lead the Scarlet Raptors to a 3-0 victory over No. 5 Kean in his program’s first conference contest of the season. He surrendered just one hit and one walk in nine innings of scoreless work while striking out eight. He faced only one batter over the minimum in a contest in which he tossed a no-hitter until one out in the eighth inning..

Division III – South

Player of the Week

Donovan Pogue—Thomas More College
Freshman, First Base, Sharonville, Ohio

Pogue helped lead the Saints to a 3-2 record last week, including a 2-1 mark against PAC opponents. He batted .429 as he was six for-14 with two home runs, a double, nine RBI and six runs scored. He finished the week with a .929 slugging percentage and had a .438 on-base percentage.

Pitcher of the Week

Tyler Ferguson—La Roche College
Sophomore, LHP, Roaring Springs, Penn.

Ferguson threw a complete game shutout in a 4-0 win over Pitt-Greensburg. The sophomore allowed just 4 hits and struck out 11 batters. In the AMCC, Ferguson is ranked fourth in opposing batting average (.239), second in innings pitched (31.1), second in strikeouts (25), and tied for third in batters struck out looking (7).  The Redhawks are now 13-4 overall, 2-0 AMCC.