Dominican's Tony Blake Named CACC Baseball Player of the Week
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (April 2, 2012) - Dominican College junior Tony Blake (Windsor, Conn.) has been selected as the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Baseball Player of the Week, for the period ending April 1. Caldwell's Dan Bartlett was honored as the CACC Baseball Pitcher of the Week, while fellow Cougar teammate Robert Humes was named as the CACC Baseball Rookie of the Week.
CACC Baseball Player of the
Tony Blake, Dominican (Jr., OF, 6-0, Windsor, Conn.)
Hit .500 (11-of-22) with a .727 slugging percentage over seven games last week, which saw the Chargers post a 6-1 mark. Scored 10 runs while adding a home run, four RBI, eight walks and three stolen bases. Went 3-for-4 with a pair of runs and RBI in 10-1 victory over Queens College (4/1).
CACC Baseball Pitcher of the
Dan Bartlett, Caldwell (Sr., RHP, 6-0, Levittown, N.Y.)
Tossed a complete-game shutout in 4-0 win over CACC-leading Bloomfield (3/28). Limited the Deacons to five hits and no runs over nine innings of work, while adding four strikeouts.
CACC Baseball Rookie of the
Robert Humes, Caldwell (Fr., RHP/INF, 6-1, Berlin, N.J.)
Allowed just two runs, only one of which was earned, while earning the win in a 3-2 victory over Philadelphia (4/1). Struck out a career-best eight and issued just three walks in 7.1 inning effort vs. the Rams.
CACC Baseball Honorable
Luis Gonzalez, Concordia (Jr., C/OF, 5-10, Carmel, N.Y.)
Hit .500 (5-of-10) over three games last week while adding a home run, two doubles, six RBI and a run scored.
Rafael Medina, Bloomfield (Sr., 1B, 6-0, Key Largo, Fla.)
Went 4-for-4 with a career-high six RBI in 12-5 over Caldwell (3/28). Posted a .500 average (5-of-12) over Bloomfield’s three games last week.
Mike Farrell, Felician (Jr., 3B, 6-0, Lincroft, N.J.)
Posted a .412 (7-of-17) batting average over five games last week including a home run, six RBI and four runs scored. Drove in winning run vs. regionally-ranked Wilmington (4/1).
Brian Dudzinski, Felician (Sr., RHP, 6-6, Lincroft, N.J.)
Tossed Golden Falcon’s first complete-game of the season with a 9.0 inning, five-hitter vs. regionally-ranked Wilmington (4/1). Allowed just one run and five hits while fanning four in 3-1 victory over the Wildcats.
Ryan Calby, Dominican (So., LHP, 6-3, Huntington Station, N.Y.)
Went 2-0 with a 1.12 ERA over two appearances last week. Allowed just one earned run and four hits over 8.0 innings of work, while adding nine strikeouts and four walks.
Bloomfield - The Deacons moved to 13-10 overall and 7-1 in conference play this week, splitting their lone doubleheader of the week with conference rival Caldwell College. In the club’s 12-5 victory over the Cougars, senior first baseman Rafael Medina (Key Largo, Fl.) went 4-4 with a career-high six RBIs, while Emilio Fernandez and Jonattan Fernandez (Woodland Park, N.J.) each stole three bases and collected a pair of hits in the win. Rookie righty Francesco Scudiero (Brooklyn, N.Y.) improved to 4-1 on the season, while senior lefty John Vilichka (Port Reading, N.J.) tallied his third save of the season. Junior third baseman Anthony Koban (Elmwood Park, N.J.) continued his breakout season with a 2-5 effort in the win.
Caldwell - The Cougars went 4-1 in CACC games last week, sweeping Philadelphia, splitting with Bloomfield and beating USciences in the first game of a doubleheader that was not completed. Sophomore Dan Bartlett tossed a five-hit shutout in a 4-0 victory over Bloomfiel d on Wednesday. Sophomore Stephen Dodd went 4-for-6 in two wins over Philadelphia on Sunday. Caldwell plays at Queens on Tuesday before a CACC doubleheader at Felician on Wednesday.
Chestnut Hill - Chestnut Hill College finished off this year’s meetings with Lincoln University on grand fashion on Thursday, March 29, taking the opener of the doubleheader 19-0 before completing the sweep with a 7-1 win in game two. The Griffins totaled 21 hits while the Lions accumulated 12 errors over the two-game series. The Griffins took two games from the Lions last week, sweeping a home doubleheader by finals of 6-5 and 11-3, respectively.
Concordia - Concordia will take a break from their conference schedule to play two non-conference doubleheaders this week. On Thursday, the Clippers will travel to Franklin Pierce University and conclude their week with a home doubleheader against Molloy.
Dominican - The Chargers posted a 6-1 record this week to improve to 10-16 overall and 4-4 in the CACC.
Felician - Felician leads the CACC in team earned-run average in conference games at 1.90. Senior SS Jimmy Simpson became the 19th player in the 13-year history of the Golden Falcon program to reach 100 career hits during Friday’s non-conference home loss to Dominican. Senior P Brian Dudzinski tossed Felicianj’s first complete-game of the season, a 5-hit victory vs. regionally-ranked Wilmington on Sunday. Junior 3B Mike Farrell went 5 for 9, including a Game 1 home run and a go-ahead two-run seventh inning double in Game 2, in Felician’s split at Nyack on Wednesday.
Nyack - Senior Kevin Earlie notched his conference leading 6th win of the season in Tuesday’s 4-3 win over Felician. Earlie pitched 8 innings, allowing 4 hits, and striking out 3. Freshman John Kennedy also posted a solid week for the Warriors, hitting at a .385 clip through 3 games, tallying 2 rbi’s and 3 stolen bases.
Post - The Eagles went 1-1 last week and had their final two games, a conference doubleheader against Nyack rained out on Saturday afternoon. Post earned a come-from-behind 5-3 non-conference win against the Warriors on Tuesday at Provident Bank Park. Post wrapped up the week with a 16-11 loss to #19 Le Moyne at home. Senior Russell Sirko (Danbury, Conn.) powered the offense for Post as he went 5-for-8 with five RBIs and three extra-base hits, for a slugging percentage of 1.125. He went 3-for-4 with runners in scoring position and was 4-for-7 with five RBIs with two outs. He was the first Post player this season to notch four hits in a game, when he went 4-for-5 against #19 Le Moyne. On the mound, junior John Jeanes (Hatchechubbee, Ala.) pitched a complete game three-hitter with eight strikeouts to lift the Eagles past Nyack on Tuesday. Jeanes retired 12 batters from the second through sixth innings, and got the final outs of the seventh, eighth and ninth via strikeout. Post (8-15, 2-4 CACC) will travel to Dowling on April 4, and play CACC games when it hosts Dominican on April 5, and travels to Wilmington for a twinbill on April 7.
USciences - The Devils went 1-3 last with their only win coming against Conordia on Sunday. The Devils banged out 14 hits in the 11-1 win with Nick Szalejko (Norristown, Pa.) going 3-4 with a walk and a HBP. Szalejko was hit three times last week to give him 15 on the season in 18 games. He is currently ranked second in the country in HBP/game (0.79) and 10th in total HBP (thru games of 3/25). Other Devils in the national statistics rankings include Dan McMahon (Millville, N.J.) who is 25th in earned run average (1.25); 68th in complete games (2) and 74th in hits allowed (6.5). Jon McMahon (Millville, N.J.) is 40th in doubles/game (0.43). The Devils as a team are 53rd in hits allowed/9 innings (8.63). Moving up on the Devils all-time lists: Kyle Davis (Garnet Valley, Pa.) and Lou Tomasetti (Drexel Hill, Pa.) moved into a tie for 12th place on the Devils all-time hit list (both players have 107 career hits). Luke Peyton (Haddonfield, N.J.) became the Devils all-time leader in appearances, pitching in two games last week to give him 52 for his career. Dan McMahon moved into fifth place on the Devils all-time strikeout list, fanning 13 last week to give him 151 for his career.
Wilmington - Wilmington dropped three out of its four games this week, but the one victory came over Collegiate Baseball No. 18 Kutztown, 9-7, on Wednesday. Mike Godwin batted 4-for-12 for the week with a double and a grand slam, knocking in five runs and scoring three more. His grand slam came in the first inning against Kutztown. Bryan Miller led all hitters with a .444 average, batting 4-for-9 in three games. BJ Janney came back off of injury and batted 6-for-14 with three runs at the top of the lineup. Frank Samluk picked up the lone win of the week for the Wildcats, throwing two innings against Kutztown for his first collegiate win. Jordan Oncay extended his consecutive scoreless appearance streak to 22 straight with a scoreless ninth against Kutztown. He leads the CACC with six saves. The Wildcats host Millersville on Tuesday and Chestnut Hill on Thursday before heading to Post on Saturday.