St. Joseph's Todd Keneborus Receives National Recognition
April 15, 2010
STANDISH, ME - Saint Joseph's junior slugger Todd Keneborus (Hollis Center, ME/Cheverus) has garnered national recognition as the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) D-III Hitter of the Week.
4/15 – D-III NATIONAL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK:
Speed Merchant Keneborus, No-Hit Hurler Locke Earn Sixth-Week Hitting, Pitching Honors
Speedy outfielder Todd Keneborus of St. Joseph's College (Maine) set a school record for triples and Steve Locke of the College at Brockport (State University of New York) threw the first no-hitter in school history, earning them NCAA Division III National Hitter and Pitcher of the Week honors for the sixth week of 2010, covering games of April 5-11, as voted on by a panel of D-III members of the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association.
Keneborus, a junior from Hollis Center, Maine, hit a scorching .682 (15-for-22) with 12 runs scored, 13 RBI, three doubles, five triples and a home run in a 5-1 week for the Monks. With 31 total bases, he posted a 1.409 slugging percentage, and had a .731 on base percentage. He was 7-for-9 with four runs scored, 10 RBI, three triples, two doubles, and a home run in a doubleheader sweep of Emerson on April 11th, with his first three-bagger of the day breaking the SJC single-season record for three-base hits. Through 28 games for the 19-9 Monks, Keneborus leads the team in hitting (.469, 45-for-96), slugging (.917), on base percentage (.536), doubles (11), triples (10), and RBI (49).
Locke, a junior right-hander from Oxford, N.Y., twirled the first no-hitter in Brockport history as he shut down SUNY-Oswego 3-0 on Sunday. He walked two batters and struck out 11 while facing just 29 batters in nine innings, leading Brockport to a doubleheader sweep. He struck out five in a row at one point, getting the last two hitters in the fourth inning and going 1-2-3 on whiffs in the fifth. Seven of his eleven strikeouts were swinging, and he added three assists and one putout. Locke was named the State University of New York Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Week.
Honorable Mention Hitters: Evan Jones (Trinity TX) - .615 (8-13), 2 doubles, 1 triple, 3 home run, 15 RBI, 6 runs, 1.615 slugging pct.; Matt Mallette (Westminster MO) - .571 (16-28), 3 doubles, 1 triple, 3 home runs, 15 RBI, 12 runs, 1.071 slugging pct.; Kevin Brashears (Shenandoah) - .542 (13-24), 2 doubles, 1 triple, 5 home runs, 9 RBI, 10 runs, 1.333 slugging pct.; Kyle Eller (Huntingdon) - .722 (13-18), 1 double, 2 home run, 9 RBI, 8 runs, 1.111 slugging pct.; Michael Corrigan (North Central) - .550 (11-20), 3 doubles, 1 home run, 17 RBI, 9 runs, .850 slugging pct.; Andy King (Hamline) - .600 (9-15), 1 double, 1 home run, 6 RBI, 3 runs, .867 slugging pct.; Bryan Robinett (John Carroll) - .727 (8-11), 2 doubles, 3 home runs, 6 RBI, 4 runs 1.727 slugging pct.; Landon Scott (Whitworth) - . 643 (9-16), 2 doubles, 1 triple, 2 home runs, 8 RBI, 5 runs, 1.357 slugging pct.; Chris Thomson (Eastern Connecticut State) - .650 (13-20), 2 doubles, 4 home runs, 12 RBI, 8 runs, 1.350 slugging pct.; Rob Know (Norwich) - .652 (15-23), 6 doubles, 1 triple, 2 home runs, 13 RBI, 8 runs, 1.261 slugging pct.
Honorable Mention Pitchers: Jason Hooper (Wisconsin-Whitewater) - 2-0, 0.00 ERA, 13.0 ip, 1 cg, 5 hits, 12 strikeouts; Mike Lawlor (Western New England) - 0-0, 3 saves, 0.00 ERA, 5.2 ip, 5 hits, 10 strikeouts; Andrew Aebly (St. John's MN) - 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 7.0 ip, 1 cg, 6 hits, 3 strikeouts; Jared Ramsey (Wilmington) - 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 7.0 ip, 1 cg, 1 hit, 5 strikeouts; Jeremiah Steinert (Texas Lutheran) - 1-0, 0.00, 7.0 ip, 1 hit, 2 strikeouts.
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Mar. 1-7 Hitter of the Week: Joseph Villegas (Mary Hardin-Baylor)
Pitcher of the Week: Ryan McDonough (Lynchburg)
Mar. 8-14 Co-Hitter of the Week: Justin Franklin (Ferrum)
Co-Hitter of the Week: Jeff Butera (Haverford)
Pitcher of the Week: James Murrey (Macalester)
Mar. 15-21 Hitter of the Week: Michael Cassese (Rutgers-Newark)
Co-Pitcher of the Week: Paul Uhl (Thomas More)
Co-Pitcher of the Week: Billy Schmitt (Wartburg)
Mar. 22-28 Hitter of the Week: Jeff Scafidi (Anna Maria)
Pitcher of the Week: Tim Smith (Nichols)
Mar. 29-Apr. 4 Hitter of the Week: Jack Cinoman (Chicago)
Pitcher of the Week: Tim Kriegel (Hardin-Simmons)
Apr. 5-11 Hitter of the Week: Todd Keneborus (St. Joseph's ME)
Pitcher of the Week: Steve Locke (SUNY-Brockport)