University of the Sciences' McMahon Brothers Sweep CACC Baseball Weekly Honors
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - University of Sciences teammates and brothers Jon and Dan McMahon have been named the Central Atlantic Athletic Conference (CACC) Baseball Player and Pitcher of the Week respectively, for the period ending March 11. Felician right-handed pitcher Matt Facendo was selected as the CACC Rookie of the Week.
CACC Player of the Week
Jon McMahon, USciences (Jr., DH/OF, 6-2, Millville, N.J.)
Posted a .550 average (11-of-20) while leading the Devils to a 3-1 mark last week. Hit safely in all four games, including three multiple hit efforts. Tallied five RBI and four doubles over four games. Went 4-of-5 in win over St. Rose (3/9) and 3-for-3 vs. Dowling (3/8).
CACC Pitcher of the Week
Dan McMahon, USciences (Jr., RHP, 6-2, Millville, N.J.)
Threw a 12-inning complete game with just 131 pitches while allowing two hits and one earned run in 5-2 win over St. Rose (3/9). He struck out 10 and walked four. The 12-inning effort marked the longest complete game in the history of the USciences baseball program, surpassing an 11.1 inning effort tossed in 1942.
CACC Rookie of the Week
Matt Facendo, Felician (Fr., RHP, 6-4, Hazlet, N.J.)
Did not allow an earned run over 3.2 innings of relief in two appearances last week. Posted seven strikeouts while allowing just one walk and two hits in games against Chestnut Hill (3/8) and Molly (3/10).
CACC Honorable Mention
Luis Nova, Bloomfield (Jr., RHP, 6-1, Santo Domingo, D.R.)
Struck out 10 while tossing a 9.0 inning complete game in 2-1 victory over regionally-ranked Southern New Hampshire (3/9). Allowed just four hits and one unearned run in 2-1 win.
Joe Petosa, Felician (Jr., OF, 5-10, Spotswood, N.J.)
Hit .600 (9-for-15) for the week with four RBI over five games. Scored six runs while adding four RBI.
Bob Hopkins, Chestnut Hill (Jr., RHP, 5-9, Philadelphia, Pa.)
Went 2-0 with a 1.29 ERA last week. Allowed three hits and one earned run over 7.0 innings in win over Pitt-Johnstown (3/5) and followed that with another 7.0-inning effort that saw him allow one earned run and six hits in win over Mercy (3/9).
CACC Baseball Notes
Bloomfield - The Deacons went 2-3 on their annual Spring trip to West Palm Beach, Florida, with a victory over regionally-ranked Southern New Hampshire University highlighting the five-game stretch. Junior righty Luis Nova (Santo Domingo, D.R.) went the distance against the Penmen, striking out ten and scattering just four hits to earn the complete-game victory in the 2-1 triumph. Fellow junior Anthony Koban (Elmwood Park, N.J.) was the leading hitter for the Deacons on the trip, hitting .450 over the five games with five RBIs and nine total hits to go with a .522 on-base percentage. Senior outfielder Emilio Fernandez (Woodland Park, N.J.) continued the brilliant start to his final season at Bloomfield by hitting .375 for the trip, leading the Deacons with a .603 slugging percentage and a .524 on-base percentage.
Caldwell - Caldwell opened the 2012 season at the Palm Beach Challenge in Lantana, Fla., losing to Dowling twice and to UMass-Lowell once. The Cougars continue play in Florida with five more games this week.
Concordia - Concordia concluded their Florida spring trip on Sunday evening with a doubleheader against St. Michael's. The Clippers split the two games to earn their first win of the season as the team now stands at 1-12. Concordia will play six games this week which includes a CACC meeting against Bloomfield College on Saturday afternoon.
Philadelphia - The Rams started the week off with a 7-6 win over 2011 NCAA World Series participant Millersville. Joseph Capparelli earned the win after tossing 4.1 inning of relief. Center fielder Rick Reigner went 3-for-5 in the win. Philadelphia ended the week with losses to Bloomsburg, 11-9 and 4-2, and #19 Franklin Pierce, 20-1. In the four games, Reigner hit .500 (8-of-16) with three RBIs. The Rams are in Florida this week to take on Mercy, Nova Southeastern, New Haven and UMass-Lowell.
USciences - Senior Lou Tomasetti and junior Kyle Davis became the 16th and 17th players in program history to record 100 career hits with both players reaching the milestone in the Devils game vs. Dowling. Nick Szalejko became the Devils all-time leader in getting hit by a pitch when he was hit for the 33rd time in his career in the Devils game against Chestnut Hill. Dan McMahon threw the longest complete game in program history on Friday vs. St. Rose, tossing 12 innings. McMahon also struck out 10 batters to move into sixth place on the Devils all-time strikeout list with 127.
Wilmington - The Wildcats doubleheader sweep over Molloy College helped the team to an even record over Spring Break in Florida. They finished 4-4 on the trip and are now 7-4 on the year. They return to the northeast to face Post and Chestnut Hill in nonconference matchups before getting into CACC play with Dominican this weekend. Last week's Pitcher of Week Dave Hatt threw seven more positive against Adelphi, giving up one run on nine hits with six strikeouts. Jordan Oncay picked up a win and a save on the mound over the week, pitching three innings of the 11th inning victory over UMass-Lowell. He also picked up a save against Molloy. Nick Marics went 1-0 in five appearances out of the bullpen for the Wildcats, only allowing one hit in 4.2 innings of work.