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GNAC Baseball Report: Week 6

( FOR THE WEEK OF APRIL 1-7 )

PLAYER OF THE WEEK 

Jared Gagne, Saint Joseph's (Maine) (Senior, OF - Dover, N.H.)

Gagne slashed .500/.593/.818 in a 7-0 week for the Monks, going 11-for-22 with eight runs, three doubles, two triples, seven RBI and nine stolen bases (10 attempts). The senior outfielder registered at least one hit in each game, including three multiple-hit performances during the undefeated week.

PITCHER OF THE WEEK 

Worth Walrod, Suffolk (Sr., P - Dedham, Mass.)

Walrod tossed a complete-game no-hitter in the opener of the two-game GNAC series versus Anna Maria Sunday, walking three and striking out 10, which matched a career-high for the senior southpaw. He needed 111 pitches to become the first Suffolk hurler to pitch a no-no since Jhonneris Mendez did so seven years earlier on the exact same day (April 7, 2012) in a 3-0 win over Lasell. 

ROOKIE OF THE WEEK

Kosta Drosidis, Anna Maria (FR, INF - Holden, Mass.)

Despite a winless seven-game stretch against the GNAC's elite in JWU, SJC and Suffolk, Kosta slashed .480/.500/1.000 with four home runs, five runs and nine RBI for the AMCATS last week, including a two-homer game against the Monks on Saturday.


WEEK 6 HONOR ROLL
Nick Miller, Albertus Magnus (So., P - Union, N.J.) - Miller posted a 1.00 ERA over 9.0 innings for work for the Falcons, striking out four and walking four batters. He threw 6.0 innings and allowed just two hits and fanned three batters to lead the Falcons to a 6-2 win over Pine Manor before closing out the week with 3.0 innings of work with one run on three hits in the 7-5 loss against Saint Joseph's (ME).

Matt Warren, Albertus Magnus (Jr., IF) - Warren slashed a .333/.500/.867 in a 3-2 week, going 5-for-15 with 12 RBI, seven runs scored, a double, two triples and a home run. The junior was crucial in the Falcons' doubleheader sweep against Norwich as he went 4-for-7 with a grand slam, six runs scored and 10 RBI before recording a 1-for-3 showing in the win over Pine Manor.  Warren was hitless against Saint Joseph's but managed to get a run scored and an RBI. 

Ryan Glendye, Colby-Sawyer (Sr, P) - The senior tossed a complete game one-hitter to earn the victory over Rivier in Sunday's first game of a GNAC doubleheader. He allowed two unearned runs and struck out three Raiders. 

Adam Diehl, Johnson & Wales (RI) (Sr., C/OF - Cypress, Texas) - Diehl slashed .400/.545/.733 in a 3-3 week, going 6-for-15 with three doubles, a triple, five RBI, seven runs and four walks. He had two hits versus Wesleyan and RBI at Curry and drove in the first run during a sixth inning rally to win game two at Lasell. 

James Smiegocki, Johnson & Wales (RI) (Sr., P/DH - Lambertville, N.J.) - Picked up a pair of GNAC victories ... Came on in relief against Anna Maria and threw the final 6.1 innings, striking out nine. Threw a complete game at Lasell to get the game two win. Had a 2.02 ERA for the week with 14 strikeouts. 

Dan Petr, Lasell (Sr., P - East Haven, Conn.) - Petr pitched a three-hit shutout with eight strikeouts in a 3-0 win to hand Johnson & Wales its first conference loss of the season. He walked two and hit three batters but kept the Wildcats off the scoreboard as no runners reached third base. He struck out the side in the second inning and finished off the win with a game-ending double play in the seventh to post his first victory of the season (1-0).

Cameron Chamberlain, Norwich (Fr., C - Marlborough, N.H.) - On Tuesday against Albertus Magnus Chamberlain went 3-for-4 with two home runs, six RBI and three runs scored. He hit his first career home run, a two run shot, in the top of the second inning and then launched a grand slam in the top of the seventh frame. 

Ryan Schaefer, Rivier (So, P - Everett, Mass.) - Schaefer was outstanding in his only start of the week as he pitched Rivier to a 4-2 GNAC win over Colby-Sawyer. The left-hander tossed 6+ innings of worn surrendering two runs (one earned) on two hits and striking out five. 

Tim Brigham, Suffolk (Jr., INF - Cape Elizabeth, Maine) - Brigham slashed .500/.545/.800 in a 4-2 week, becoming Suffolk's single-season leader in doubles in the nightcap versus Anna Maria with his 19th double of the season already in just 27 games, as he doubled in each of the six games on the week to go along with six runs and six RBI.

SLASH = AVG/OBP/SLG 


GNAC BASEBALL WEEKLY ARCHIVE (2019)

WEEK PLAYER PITCHER ROOKIE
1 Colby Greenhalgh, JWU Josh Mousseau, JWU  Matt Motyka, LAS
2  Jared Gagne, SJC Jonathan Marchia, SJC  Steven Rossi, SUF 
3 Joey Murphy, SJC Tim Unczur, CSC Matt Bischof, LAS
4  Colby Greenhalgh, JWU (2) Matt Bergeron, SJC  Elijah Spataj, AMC / M. Bergeron, SJC
5  Joe Maracic, JWU  Worth Walrod, SUF  Corey Cochran, RIV
6  Jared Gagne, SJC (2) Worth Walrod, SUF (2)  Kosta Drosidis, ANM

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