April 16, 2013

ECAC Baseball Players of the Week (for the week ending April 14, 2013)

Baseball (for the week ending April 14, 2013)

Division I

Player of the Week

Zack Granite – Seton Hall University

Junior, Outfield, Staten Island, N.Y.

Last week, Granite went 8-for-18 (.444) with eight runs scored, six stolen bases and five RBI in a 3-1 week for the Pirates. Granite got on base five times in a 15-1 win over No. 24 Houston in the series finale, going 4-for-6 with three RBI, three runs scored, one steal and one walk. The junior ranks second in the conference in steals (23), seventh in batting average (.351) and 10th in on base percentage .(435).

Pitchers of the Week

Ethan Mildren – University of Pittsburgh

Junior, Hopwood, Pa.

Mildren pitched a complete-game shutout against No. 18 Notre Dame. The junior allowed just three hits and two walks in a 4-0 win for the Panthers. Mildren recorded his third straight complete game and second in league play. Pittsburgh swept Notre Dame in Pittsburgh last week.

Tom Marra – College of the Holy Cross

Senior, Sea Cliff, N.Y.

Marra stifled Navy in the series opener on Saturday, allowing just two hits and two walks while striking out nine in a seven-inning shutout to lead Holy Cross to a 3-0 victory. It was his second consecutive shutout as Marra improved to 2-0 with a League-best 0.90 ERA in Patriot League action. He has struck out 21 while allowing only 11 hits in 20.0 innings in Patriot League games.

Division II

Player of the Week

Tony Blake – Dominican College

Senior, Outfield, Windsor, Conn.

Blake hit .562 (9-for-16) in six games played with four runs scored, one double, one triple and seven RBI. He drew eight walks for an on-base percentage of .692 and a .750 slugging percentage.

Pitcher of the Week

Caleb Whiteley – Dominican College

Senior,  Joplin, Mo.

Went 1-0 in two appearances with a complete game victory. Allowed three runs (only one earned) on seven hits with five strkeouts for a 1.00 ERA.

Division III – New England


Player of the Week

Tucker White - University of Southern Maine

 Senior, Outfield, Deerfield, N.H.

White went 14-for-22 from the plate to produce a .636 batting average with 10 extra base hits and 12 runs batted in to help Southern Maine post a 5-0 record this past week. The senior from Deerfield, N.H. recorded seven doubles, two triples and a home run to sport a 1.273 slugging percentage. White went 5-for-5 with two doubles, a home run and five RBI in the win over Colby. Two days later, he had four hits in eight plate appearances as the Huskies swept Rhode Island College in a Little East doubleheader.

Co-Pitchers of the Week

Oliver Van Zant - Bowdoin College

Senior, RHP, Westport, Conn.

Van Zant tossed the fifth no-hitter in the 16-year history of Bowdoin baseball on Saturday against Colby. Van Zant was dominant, striking out 11 batters and allowing just two Mule base runners - both on clear errors - in the 7-0 win. It is just the second nine-inning no-hitter in Bowdoin history, joining Leland Means in 1911.

T.J. Notarangelo - Massachusetts Maritime Academy

Sophomore, RHP, Foxboro, Mass.

Notarangelo tossed the fifth no-hitter in school history and the first in 11 years on Sunday afternoon in the 7-0 nightcap triumph at Fitchburg State, as he overcame four walks and struck out two to record the gem.  Notarangelo’s no-no was the first for Massachusetts Maritime since George Scharrenwebber turned the trick at Westfield State on April 6, 2002, as he retired the side in order on four occasions and threw 54 of his 90 pitches on the day for strikes.  On the season, Notarangelo is 2-0 with a 2.40 ERA (best among Buccaneer starters), and he is holding opponents to a .133 batting average in 30 innings of work.

Division III – Upstate


Player of the Week

Anthony Repetto – SUNY New Paltz

Senior, Left Field, North Babylon, N.Y.

Repetto batted .700 on 7-for-10 hitting in a 3-0 week for the Hawks who sit first in the conference, 8-4. He batted 2-for-3 on Tuesday in an 8-5 win against Fairleigh Dickinson-College at Florham, scoring a run in the process. In game one of Sunday's doubleheader against Fredonia, he led the team with four hits in six at bats. He knocked in a run and scored twice in the 10-8 win. He went 1-for-1 in Sunday's nightcap with an RBI, run, two walks, a hit by pitch and a stolen base. Repetto's average rose to a team-best .402 last week and he is currently riding a 12-game hitting streak. Across those 12 games he is batting an outstanding .585. He also leads the team with 35 hits and a .460 slugging percentage.


Pitcher of the Week

Dane O'Neil – Union College

Junior, Canajoharie, N.Y.

O'Neil started one game for the Dutchmen, helping Union extend their winning streak to nine in a 2-0 win over Clarkson. The junior tallied a season-high eight strikeouts while scattering five hits over seven innings for the complete game shutout win.

Division III – Metro

Player of the Week

Casey Grimes – Rowan University 

Sophomore, Designated Hitter, Gibbstown, N.J.

Grimes hit .556 (10-for-18) with four doubles, three home runs, 12 RBI, and six runs scored in five games played for Rowan. He hit safely in all five contests, and opened the week by going 3-for-4 with a double, a home run, and seven RBI in a 12-1 non-conference road win at Elizabethtown. He wrapped up the week by going a combined 5-for-7 with two doubles, two home runs, four RBI, and four runs scored in a 6-1 and 6-2 NJAC doubleheader road sweep at Rutgers-Newark. In 15 games played on the season for the Profs, Grimes is hitting .366 with 21 RBI and 16 runs scored.

Pitcher of the Week

Adam Brant – Purchase College
Freshman, Hyde Park, N.Y.

Brant tossed just the second no-hitter in program annals on Apr. 13 as Purchase edged Mount Saint Mary, 1-0. He struck out five and issued three walks. Brant improved to 2-0 on the year and is holding opponents to a .130 batting average.

Division III – South

Player of the Week

Brad Burkardt – Saint Vincent College

Senior, Shortstop, Latrobe, Pa.

Burkardt became Saint Vincent’s all-time hits leader last week with a four-hit performance against Penn State-Altoona. He hit safely in all four Saint Vincent games, finishing the week 9-of-16 (.563) with two hit by pitches, a walk, four doubles, four runs scored, two RBI and two stolen bases. Burkhardt passed two-time NAIA All-American Danny Consuegra (183 hits, 2003-06) and currently sits at the top of the school hits list with 188. Against Geneva on Wednesday Burkardt went 2-for-4 with a double, RBI and run scored. In Thursday’s matchup with Pitt-Greensburg the following day he tied the Bearcat hits record with a 2-for-3 showing, including two hit by pitches and an RBI. He broke the school mark at Penn State Altoona, going 4-for-5 with a pair of doubles and two runs scored. On Sunday against La Roche the senior had a 1-for-4 day with a walk, a double, a run scored and two stolen bases.

Pitcher of the Week

Ryan Jacobs Penn State Behrend
Senior, Port Vue, Pa.
Jacobs threw the first perfect game in program history in a 1-0 victory over Mount Aloysius. The senior pitcher was dominant on the mound with 6 strikeouts, throwing less than 70 pitches in 7 innings and going to a three-ball count just twice. In conference, Jacobs is currently ranked second in earned run average (1.51), first in opposing bat average (.189), fourth in batters struck out (36), and tied for second in wins (5).  Behrend is currently 17-7 overall, 8-0 AMCC.