NEW HAVEN, Conn. (April 16, 2012) - Felician's Joe Petosa (Spotswood, N.J) has been recognized as the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Baseball Player of the Week for the period ending April 15. Concordia junior Felix Lopez (Brooklyn, N.Y.) was named the CACC Pitcher of the Week, while Philadelphia's Ken McCormick (Yardley, Pa.) was honored as the CACC Baseball Rookie of the Week.
CACC Baseball Player of the
Joe Petosa, Felician (Jr., OF, Spotswood, N.J.)
Hit .471 (8-of-17) during Felician's 3-1 week including a home run, a double, a triple, eight RBI and seven runs scored. Slugged .824 for the week, which included a three-run inside-the-park home run at Mercy (4/12). Went 4-of-9 with four runs and four RBI in road sweep of Philadelphia (4/14).
CACC Baseball Pitcher of the
Felix Lopez, Concordia (Jr., RHP, Brooklyn, N.Y.)
Tossed 10 innings in 4-1 win for Clippers vs. Chestnut Hill on (4/11) while allowing no earned runs, five hits and one walk to earn the win. Also struck out a pair.
CACC Baseball Rookie of the
Ken McCormick, Philadelphia (Fr., OF, Yardley, Pa.)
Hit .533 (8-of-15) over four games last week with a pair of home runs, a double, five RBI and five runs scored for a 1.000 slugging percentage.
CACC Baseball Honorable
Craig Gourley, Caldwell (Sr., RHP, Point Pleasant Beach, N.J.)
Tossed a complete-game win over Nyack (4/11) while registering a career-high 12 strikeouts.
Jordan Paszek, Dominican (So., RHP, Sussex, Wis.)
Posted a 0.00 earned run average over two appearances last week, including a 12-strikeout effort in seven innings of work against Caldwell (4/14), while not allowing a single run.
BJ Janney, Wilmington (So., 3B, Elkton, Md.)
Hit .522 (12-of-23) while extending his hitting streak to 13 consecutive games last week. Went 6-for-6 in steals over five games last week while adding four runs scored. Went 12-for-23 from leadoff spot in lineup.
Bloomfield - The Deacons won their only two contests of the week, picking up a doubleheader sweep of USciences Wednesday afternoon to move to 12-2 in CACC play. Rookie righty Francesco Scudiero (Brooklyn, N.Y.) tossed a complete game against the Devils to move to 6-1 on the season, moving into a tie for the CACC lead in wins by scattering six hits and striking out five while surrendering a single earned run. Senior first baseman Rafael Medina (Key Largo, Fl.) went 4-6 in the doubleheader, while Jonattan Fernandez (Woodland Park, N.J.) went 4-8 with a run scored and a stolen base. Junior third baseman Anthony Koban (Elmwood Park, N.J.) totaled three hits with a pair of doubles on the day, while senior left Eric Kamp (Warwick, N.Y.) picked up his fourth save of the season in the game one victory.
Caldwell - The Cougars went 2-6 last week, splitting with Nyack and losing CACC games to USciences and Dominican. Senior Craig Gourley pitched Caldwell to an 8-2 win over Nyack on Wednesday, allowing one earned run and 10 hits while striking out 12 in a complete-game effort. The Cougars have non-league home games against C.W. Post, Felician and Pace this week, with a CACC doubleheader at Chestnut Hill on Saturday.
Concordia - Concordia went 2-3 last week which included a sweep of Chestnut Hill College on the road. Felix Lopez (Brooklyn, NY) pitched 10 innings in a 4-1 win by the Clippers against the Griffins. He allowed no earned runs on 5 hits and a walk as he faced 34 batters. For the upcoming week, Concordia will host Post on Tuesday afternoon and travel to Felician on Saturday.
Dominican - The Chargers posted a -3 mark last week after taking three games from Caldwell College and splitting with Philadelphia University, while suffering losses to Post University and St. Thomas Aquinas College to now stand at 15-20 overall and 8-6 in conference play.
Felician - Felician head coach Chris Langan picked up his 200th career victory in Game 1 at Philadelphia on Saturday when his Golden Falcons rallied for six ninth-inning runs to erase a four-run deficit. Langan is 201-222 in nine seasons, including 105-84 in CACC action. Redshirt sophomore RHP Stephen Paladino has moved into third place on the school's all-time strikeout list with 132. Junior OF Joe Petosa joined the top ten all-time at Felician in hits, now with 142. Petosa is 14 for 25 (.560) over his last six games.
Post - Post finished the week at 2-3 but finished 2-1 in CACC matchups. The Eagles rounded out the week with a split against the University of the Sciences at Municipal Stadium on Saturday. Senior James Wong (Brooklyn, N.Y.) finished the week with a team-high seven hits, a home run, a double and five RBIs. Junior Todd Blair is at 96 career hits.
Wilmington - The Wildcats put together another solid week to continue their midseason surge in the CACC. They finished 4-1 last week, making them winners in nine of their last 10 games overall. BJ Janney batted 12-for-23 (.522) for the week, with all 12 hits as singles. He went 6-for-6 on the base paths and scored four runs from the leadoff position. Brandon Payne remained hot this week, playing left field and going 9-for-17 with a double, a triple, four RBI's and four runs scored. Payne's two-out double in the 8th set up the walk-off win as Joe Marciano knocked him in to defeat Mansfield, 3-2, in eight innings. Date Hatt did not allow a run in 10 innings last week, throwing his second complete game and first complete game shutout in game two over Concordia. He struck out six and only allowed four hits for his third win of the season. Jamie Treml threw seven innings in game one, striking out 10, allowing two earned runs on seven hits for the win. Wilmington moved up to third place in the CACC with a sweep over Concordia. The Wildcats will head to fourth place Nyack on Monday for their only CACC action this week. They will place West Chester on Tuesday in the Bill Giles Invitational Championship at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia before heading to Shippensburg on Wednesday for another PSAC clash.