( FOR THE WEEK OF MARCH 4-10 )
PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Jared Gagne, Saint Joseph's (Maine) (Sr, Outfield - Dover, N.H.)
Gagne had an outstanding spring trip as the Monks went 7-0, hitting .536 (15-28) with 13 runs, a triple, five RBI and 10 stolen bases (one caught stealing). The senior outfielder stole four bases in a win over RPI on Monday, was 4-for-4 with four runs and a steal versus Wartburg on Thursday, and went 4-for-5 with a run, a triple, three RBI, and a stolen base in a victory over Illinois-Wesleyan on Sunday. Defensively, Gagne fielded 11 chances without an error while spending time at all three outfield spots. He has been a driving force behind the Monks' 9-0 start to the season.
PITCHER OF THE WEEK
Jonathan Marchia, Saint Joseph's (Maine) (So, RHP - Chicopee, Mass.)
Marchia continued to dominate at the onset of his sophomore season, as the sophomore reliever struck out nine batters (14.29 K/9) while allowing just one hit and one walk in 5.2 scoreless innings spanning four appearances for the 9-0 Monks last week. He picked up the winning decision in triumphs over DeSales (6-5) and Illinois-Wesleyan (9-7) while tossing multiple late-and-close innings in both victories.
ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Steven Rossi, Suffolk (Fr., RHP - Corning, N.Y.)
The rookie struck out eight over six scoreless innings in Saturday's 6-0 win over Wentworth, surrendering just two hits and four walks to pick up his first collegiate win for the Rams.
WEEK 2 HONOR ROLL
Nick Genatossio, Anna Maria (So, INF/RHP - Sutton, Mass.) - Genatossio was 6-for-15 with a double, a triple, four runs and five RBI while slashing .400.500.600 in a 3-2 week. His best game came against Penn State Altoona, when he was 2-for-3 with a triple, three RBI and three runs.
Fred Kazalski, Rivier (So, OF - Dracut, Mass.) - Kazalski had a stellar week for the Raiders as he hit at a .400 clip (8-for-20) with six RBI and finishing the week on a five-game hitting streak. Kazalski went 3-for-4 with a run scored and RBI in the team's 7-0 win over Baruch.
Will Hopkins, Suffolk (So., OF - Old Rochester, Mass.) - Hopkins slashed .474/.450/.632 in 3-2 week, going 9-for-19 with a double, triple, seven runs scored, three RBI and three stolen bases. He had a 4-for-4 game with three steals and three runs in a 6-0 Game 2 win over Wentworth on Saturday.
Kevin Sinatra, Suffolk (Sr., P - East Boston, Mass.) - Sinatra allowed no runs on three hits and one walk with one strikeout in a seven-inning complete game shutout against Wentworth on Saturday.
SLASH = AVG/OBP/SLG
GNAC BASEBALL WEEKLY ARCHIVE (2019)
|1||Colby Greenhalgh, JWU||Josh Mousseau, JWU||Matt Motyka, LAS|
|2||Jared Gagne, SJC||Jonathan Marchia, SJC||Steven Rossi, SUF|
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