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Eagles Nest News #3

Compiled by John Mayotte, Head Coach, Glens Falls Golden Eagles
March 16, 2011

MATT RICHARD   OUTFIELDER   LOUISIANA STATE-EUNICE
 
Outstanding performances lately, raising his average from .333 to .446 (25-for-56) in the past two weeks. He ranks # 1 in average (.446), # 1 in runs scored (25), # 1 in stolen bases (13 of 14), # 1 in on base percentage (.551) in 19 games this spring. Matt went 3-for-6 in a two game series vs. Texarkana College, was 3-for-3 vs. Kellogg CC with a home run, a double, two runs scored, two RBI and a stolen base. On March 8 vs. Kellogg CC he was 2-for-3 with a double, two RBI, a run scored and a stolen base. In his most recent games he was 3-for-4 in a doubleheader vs. St. Charles CC with a triple, three runs scored and two RBI.
 
KEVIN (KJ) ALEXANDER   CATCHER   DALLAS BAPTIST UNIVERSITY
 
KJ had a record breaking performance on March 3rd vs. New Orleans. He broke the single game RBI record for DBU when he drove in nine runs, highlighted by two grand slam home runs. He was 2-for-3 in the game and took maximum advantage of his at bats. His first grand slam came in the bottom of the 4th inning and his second slam came in the 5th inning, a shot over the left field fence. KJ is batting .273 with 13 RBI (4th on team) while playing part time as a freshman.
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MATT RICHARD AND KJ ALEXANDER ARE THE EAGLES NEST NEWS  # 3  CO-OFFENSIVE PLAYERS OF THE WEEK.
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CODY FORSYTHE   LHP   SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNVERSITY
 
Outstanding start to his 2011 spring season. On March 6th he pitched eight innings vs. Memphis in a 2-0 victory, allowing eight hits, walked one and struck out five. He threw 85 strikes out of 117 pitches. In his second start in March (3/13), he had a heartbreaking defeat when he gave up a three run homer to Jacksonville State’s cleanup hitter and suffered a 4-1 decision in Alabama. Cody went 6 1/3 innings and gave up eight hits with three strikeouts and no walks. He has a 2.45 ERA, a 2-2 record and in 29 innings has allowed only 25 hits, eight earned runs, walked only three batters and struck out 19 opposing hitters.
 
NICK GONZALEZ   LHP   UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA
 
Freshman pitcher has slid into the number three starter role at USF and has been very comfortable in that role. Nick was impressive in his March 5 start vs. Florida A & M when he threw six innings and gave up only two hits, striking out eight batters while allowing no walks. Nick’s second start in March was against Evansville on 3/12 in Tampa. He pitched six innings, allowed five hits, three earned runs, walked one and struck out four in an eventual no decision. Overall this spring, he has a 1-1 record, a 2.37 ERA and in 19 innings has allowed 10 hits, five earned runs, walked 11 and struck out 17 batters.
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CODY FORSYTHE AND NICK GONZALEZ ARE THE EAGLES NEST NEWS # 3 CO-PITCHERS OF THE WEEK.
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JOHN ROONEY   OUTFIELDER   SIENA COLLEGE
 
John had a poor start to the 2011 season but has come on strong in the last few weeks. He was selected as the MAAC Rookie of the Week two consecutive weeks. On March 8 he was honored for the second time based on his performances vs. Charleston Southern in a three game series (3/5-3/6). He was 4-for-11 (.364), hit safely in all three games, posting a .500 on-base percentage. He reached base seven times in 14 plate appearances and performed errorless in the field. In the series finale vs. Farleigh Dickenson on March 13, he had two hits and two RBI. On 3/15 - 3/16 in the non-conference two game series vs. Stetson he went 3-for-7 with a run scored and a stolen base. He is presently hitting .286 (3rd on team), has two doubles, one triple and three out of four in stolen bases.
 
BRETT VANOVER   RHP   SAINT LOUIS UNIVERSITY
 
Freshman had a superb outing vs. Northwestern University on March 11. He pitched seven sterling innings, allowed no runs, five hits, walking one and striking out four Wildcats. Brett gained his initial collegiate victory in the process. Brett started a mid week game vs. Western Illinois (3/16) and pitched two innings, allowed no earned runs, one hit and no base on balls.
 
DEREK MAZZIO   RHP   SAINT LOUIS UNIVERSITY
 
Another impressive freshman hurler for the Billikens. He has been very effective coming out of the bullpen this spring. On March 10 vs. Northwestern he gained the initial save of his college career, throwing the eighth and ninth innings and allowed no runs, one hit, two walks and two strikeouts. Derek had a great relief outing vs. LeMoyne on 3/6 when he pitched three and 1/3 innings, allowed only one hit, walked one and struck out five Dolphin batters. In a mid-week late inning relief outing on 3/16, he got his first collegiate win vs. Western Illinois, pitching one and one third innings of hitless baseball.
 
JAKE BROWN   INFIELDER   KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY
 
Junior middle infielder contributes to KSU as a multi-dimensional player. Outstanding defensive player with only three errors in 80 chances, leads the team in steals (8-for-8) with four in one game vs. Long Island. Outstanding bunter for sacrifice and base hit opportunities. Jake has started every game and is batting .245 (12-for-49) with three doubles and six RBI. He had at least one hit in six out of eight games in the past two weeks.
 
 
DAN KLEIN   CATCHER   KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY
 
Defensive Player of the Year in his Region in Kansas JC baseball in 2010. Back up receiver for K-State this spring, is hitting .316 (6-for-19). Dan had a 2-for-3 game with an RBI vs. Long Island on March 12 and consecutive 1-for-3 games vs. Western Illinois.
 
RICKY CLAUDIO   OUTFIELDER/PITCHER   ST. THOMAS UNIVERSITY (FL)
 
Ricky missed some games in the last three weeks with a hamstring problem. Since his recovery to 100%, he went 8-for 16 (.500) to continue his early season success. He is presently batting .444 (28-for-63) with four doubles and one home run.. He has nine multi-hit games on the season. He went 5-for-11 this past weekend in a Sun Conference Series vs. Southeastern University. He pitched in his first game recently, throwing three innings and allowing only one hit and no runs.
 
MAX MACNABB   LHP   UNIVERSITY OF SAN DIEGO
 
Highly touted freshman pitcher has been most effective of late, pitching out of the bullpen. Max’s best outing was on March 12 vs. the University of Connecticut when he was used in middle relief, throwing two and 1/3 innings, allowed only one hit, no runs, two walks and struck out one UCONN batter.
 
CHRIS BERNARD   RHP   UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MAINE
 
Chris got the first start of his USM career on March 14 against Farmingdale State (NY). He pitched five scoreless innings before allowing two 6th inning runs. He allowed only three hits and struck out four.
 
BRENNAN PERRY   LHP   UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MAINE
 
Brennan started the second game of the Southern Maine spring season. He struck out six of the first seven batters he faced against Mt. Saint Vincent before completing his three inning stint. He allowed three hits and one earned run while walking one.
 
PETER NOORDSY    LHP    WOFFORD COLLEGE
 
Peter pitched against two high profile programs and performed admirably. On March 8th against # 2 ranked Vanderbilt he pitched one and one third innings and allowed only one hit, no runs or walks and struck out two Commodore batters. Pete threw 16 strikes in 24 pitches. On March 2 he pitched in relief once again against # 4 Clemson, throwing one inning and allowing one hit and no runs. He got a double play ground ball with the bases loaded to end the sixth inning.
 
ROGELIO (ROGER) BERNAL   INFIELDER/RHP   TEXAS PAN AMERICAN
 
Roger is hitting .286 (10-for-35) with one home run and four RBI through nine games. He ranks 2nd on the UTPA team in number of hits, and is tied for 1st in home runs and RBI. He also has one save out of the bullpen. He had a 3-for-5 game vs. Texas A&M Corpus Christi on March 8 with two runs and an RBI.
 
KEVIN COWAN   RHP   UNIVERSITY AT ALBANY
 
Kevin got his second save on March 14 against New York Tech, tossing the final one and two thirds innings of a 7-5 Albany victory. He got his initial collegiate save on March 5th when he threw three strong innings vs. the University of North Carolina Greensboro, allowing three hits, with one run and one strikeout. Kevin has an ERA of 2.45 and batters are hitting .310 against his offerings.
 
ZAC HAWKINS   OUTFIELDER/INFIELDER   LOUISIANA STATE-EUNICE
 
Zac struggled early on this spring season but has been on a tear recently, raising his average from the .150 range up to .271 in the past three weeks and raising it from .231 to .288 in the past five games. In his most recent game (3/16) vs. St. Louis Meramec CC he went 2-for-4 with two RBI. Zac had a 2-for-3 game vs. St. Charles CC with a double and three RBI on 3/15. On March 9 he was 1-for-3 with a home run, three runs scored and two RBI. Zac hits in the middle of the order for the defending National Champions and presently the # 2 ranked team in NJCAA Division II.
 
JAKE WELCH   INFIELDER   SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY
 
Jake has started every game (15) as a freshman. He is batting .222 (12-for-54) and has played extremely well in the field with only four errors in 56 chances.
 
NEIL FRYER   RHP   SIENA COLLEGE
 
Neil pitched three and one third innings of effective relief on 3/16 vs. Stetson University in Deland, FL. He allowed five hits, one run and gave up no walks. He threw 56 pitches and threw 33 strikes in that outing in a Stetson 5-1 victory. Neil has appeared in four games out of the bullpen and has a low ERA of 3.24 in eight and one third innings.


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