Nyack's Phil Delisle, Bloomfield's Eric Kamp and Chestnut Hill's Seamus Finnegan Earn CACC Baseball Weekly Honors
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (March 27, 2012) - Nyack's Phil Delisle (Montreal, Quebec) has been selected as the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference Baseball Player of the Week, while Bloomfield lefthander Eric Kamp (Warwick, N.Y.) was recognized as the CACC Pitcher of the Week, for the period ending March 25. Chestnut Hill right-handed hurler Seamus Finnegan (Collegeville, Pa.) was chosen as the CACC Baseball Rookie of the Week.
CACC Player of the Week
Phil Delisle, Nyack (Sr., SS, 6-3, Montreal, Quebec)
Hit .500 (14-of-28) while leading the Warriors to a 5-1 week. Drove in nine runs while scoring six. Had three multiple RBI efforts while posting a slugging percentage of .607. Also was a factor on the basepaths as he swiped five bases. Went 4-for-5 in win over Houghton (3/23) with two runs and a pair of RBI.
CACC Pitcher of the Week
Eric Kamp, Bloomfield (Sr., LHP, 5-10, Warwick, N.Y.)
Started the week by taking a no-hitter into the eighth inning vs. Post (3/20) before finishing with five strikeouts over eight innings while allowing three hits and two earned runs. Followed that by picking up third save of season with a pair of perfect innings in win over Wilmington (3/24).
CACC Rookie of the Week
Seamus Finnegan, Chestnut Hill (Fr., RHP, 6-2, Collegeville, Pa.)
Earned first collegiate win with seven shutout innings in 1-0 win over Philadelphia (3/22) while limiting the Rams to five hits and a pair of walks while adding four strikeouts.
CACC Honorable Mention
Mickey Zudonvi, Felician (Sr., 2B, 5-9, Holmdel, N.J.)
Hit .417 (5-of-12) over three games including a double, a triple an RBI, three runs scored and a steal.
Mike Goodwin, Wilmington (Sr., RHP, 6-0, Hockessin, Del.)
Threw seven shutout innings while only allowing one hit, a broken bat single in the fourth, vs. Philadelphia (3/22). Struck out six in win over Rams while only walking one. Faced 23 out of possible 21 hitters over the seven innings of work.
Erik Poldroo, Concordia (Fr., OF, 6-4, New York, N.Y.)
Posted a .421 (8-of-19) average over five games last week which resulted in three wins for the Clippers. Had three doubles, three walks, three RBI and three runs scored over the stretch.
Jesse Daywalt, Chestnut Hill (Sr., 2B, 5-8, Phoenixville, Pa.)
Hit .600 (6-of-10) over four games last week, all wins for the Griffins. Tallied a double, a triple, four walks, three steals, one RBI and three runs scored over the four victories.
Christopher Gonzalez, Dominican (Sr., OF, 6-3, Bronx, N.Y.)
Registered a .444 (8-of-18) average over five games last week with six runs and four RBI.
Kyle Davis, USciences (Jr., SS, 5-10, Garnett Valley, Pa.)
Tallied a .571 (4-of-7) average over two games including two doubles, a run and an RBI.
CACC Baseball Team Notes
Bloomfield - Bloomfield stayed perfect in conference play this week, notching a pair of doubleheader sweeps over conference rivals Post University and Wilmington University to move to 6-0 in league action. On Tuesday, senior left Eric Kamp (Warwick, N.Y.) took a no-hitter into the eighth inning of Bloomfield's opening contest against Post, surrendering just two earned runs over eight innings of work to pick up the victory. Rookie infielder Kevin Caraballo (North Bergen, N.J.) went 5-8 over the doubleheader with 3 RBI, the freshman hitting .429 for the week and leading the team with 4 RBIs. Junior outfielder Michael Judd, Jr. (Flanders, N.J.) continued his breakout junior campaign by leading the Deacons with a .462 batting average this week, notching three RBIs and a stolen base in the four-game stretch. Senior outfielder Emilio Fernandez (Woodland Park, N.J.) continued his brilliant senior season by hitting .429 for the week, finishing tied for the club lead with 4 RBIs and notching a pair of stolen bases. On the mound, junior righty Luis Nova (Santo Domingo, D.R.) picked up his fourth victory of the season in the win over Wilmington, while senior righty Luis Mendoza (Brooklyn, N.Y.) went the distance surrendering just one run in the team's 2-1 victory over the Wildcats in game two. Senior first baseman Rafael Medina (Key Largo, Fl.) notched his league-leading fourth home run of the season in dramatic fashion Saturday afternoon, belting a walk-off solo home run in the bottom of the ninth to give the Deacons the sweep of Wilmington.
Caldwell - Caldwell opened its CACC schedule with a sweep of Concordia, 8-1 and 10-4 for the team's first wins of the season. Junior Anthony Morena drove in six runs in the two wins, while junior Adolfo Lopez had four RBI in the second game in which the Cougars had 19 hits. Sophomores Dan Bartlett and Chris DeRogatis both pitched well to earn their first wins of the season. Senior right-hander A.J. Boardman gave up one hit and no runs in seven innings against St. Thomas Aquinas on Thursday, retiring 20 batters in a row. The Cougars have CACC doubleheaders against USciences, Bloomfield and Philadelphia this week.
Concordia - Concordia dropped their first two games last week but rebounded to win three straight including a sweep of Philadelphia U. In the game against Dominican, the Clippers trailed 6-2 going into the bottom of the 9th and rallied to score five runs in the inning to walk off with the win. This upcoming week, Concordia will host Dominican for their final regular season meeting and then travel to USciences for a conference doubleheader on Saturday and a non-conference game on Sunday.
Felician - In its four conference games, the Felician pitching staff has struck out 50 batters, including 21 in 14 2/3 innings by senior right-hander Brian Dudzinski. Senior 2B Mickey Zudonyi is batting .370 since Felician's return from spring break, raising his BA 44 points to its current .270. Zudonyi is eight hits away from becoming the fourth player in the 13-year history of Golden-Falcon baseball with 200 career hits.
Nyack - TJ Briggs and Phil Delisle both hit .500 in a 5-1 week for the Warriors. Freshman Kris Chatman added 8 stolen bases to his yearly total putting him one behind team leader John Kennedy who leads the team with 18 swipes. Senior Kevin Earlie picked up his conference leading 5th win in a game 1 victory over Dominican.
Philadelphia - Philadelphia had a tough 0-5 week with losses to Chestnut Hill (two), Wilmington and Concordia (two). Right fielder Ryan Shellock was the team's top hitter with a .263 average (5-of-19) with two RBI in the five games. Sawyer Brown and Jeff Bohus both pitched well in their respective starts as they both allowed just one earned run in eight innings of work. Brown fanned five against Chestnut Hill, while Bohus struck out two against Wilmington. The Rams stole a season-high nine bases in game two with Concordia. This week Philadelphia has a home-and-home with East Stroudsburg and hosts Caldwell.
Post - The Eagles snapped a four-game losing streak on Sunday as it split a conference doubleheader at Felician. Post won the first game 7-6 and junior Kevin Collinge (Chandler, Ariz.) struck out three batters in the ninth to record his first save of the season. In the twinbill against the Falcons, Post notched three triples off the bats of Bobby Rodriguez (Carmel, N.Y.), Todd Blair (Ajax, Ontario) and Alex Villar (Mesa, Ariz.). On the day, Joe Diz (Alburqureque, N.M.) notched four RBIs in the doubleheader, while Rodriguez drove in three runs in game one. Post will wrap up the month of March with four games this week. The Eagles will play non-conference contests at Nyack (March 27) and host LeMoyne (March 29) and Nyack in a CACC doubleheader (March 31).
USciences - Junior Kyle Davis (Garnet Valley, Pa.) became the Devils all-time leader in assists last week, recording seven in the two games to become the first player in school history reach the 300-assist plateau…Davis has 303 for his career…Davis also had four hits last week to move into a tie for 13th place on the Devils all-time hit list with 104 for his career…He is tied with teammate Lou Tomasetti (Drexel Hill, Pa.)…Junior Dan McMahon (Millville, N.J.) has allowed just two earned runs in his last three starts (26 IP)…Junior Nick Szalejko (Norristown, Pa.) is now ranked 2nd nationally in hit by pitch/game (0.75) and 13th in total times being hit (9)…Speaking of national rankings, Will Rebman (Cape Coral, Fla.) is 18th in sacrifice bunts per game (0.33) while Szalejko is 56th (0.25)…McMahon is ranked 48th in earned run average (1.33) and Jon McMahon (Millville, N.J.) is 64th in doubles/game (0.42)…Nick Kuklane (Kingsville, Md.) and Luke Peyton (Haddonfield, N.J.) are 59th (5.9) and 79th (6.19) respectively in hits allowed/9 innings.
Wilmington - The Wildcats fell to ninth in the latest NCBWA East Region Rankings with a 2-4 week. Mike Godwin led the led to a victory over Philadelphia in the first round of the Bill Giles Classic by throwing seven shutout innings while only giving up a broken bat single to third base in the fourth inning. He struck out six batters while Jamie Treml and Jordan Oncay finished off the second shutout of the season for WU. Joe Harbach had his 14 game hitting streak, as well as his 20 straight games reaching base streak snapped in the second game of the doubleheader at Bloomfield. Adam Soley batted .421 with two home runs this past week, belting a solo shot against West Chester and two run shot against Philadelphia. Justin DeLong improved to 3-0 with a win against USciences while Oncay picked up two more saves for his league-leading fifth of the year.