GLENS FALLS GOLDEN EAGLES BASEBALL
EAGLES NEST NEWS # 4 MARCH 30, 2011
Compiled by John Mayotte, Manager, Glens Falls Golden Eagles
CHRIS BERNARD RHP UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MAINE
Chris threw two consecutive complete game victories in his past two outings. On March 20th he pitched a complete game two hit shutout vs. Trinity (CT) College in a 1-0 victory in Florida. He walked no one and struck out four while raising his record to 2-0. In his most recent outing on March 25th, he pitched a complete game vs. Washington & Jefferson in an 8-2 game. He allowed eight hits, two earned runs, walked one and struck out five. Chris has a 3-0 record, a 1.80 ERA and batters are hitting .217 against his offerings.
BRETT VANOVER RHP SAINT LOUIS UNIVERSITY
Brett has pitched superbly in his past two starts. On March 20th he defeated Northern Illinois, throwing seven innings, allowing six hits, one run, walking one and striking out two. He pitched the Atlantic 10 Conference Series finale on March 27 and surrendered just one unearned run in six and two-thirds innings of a 2-1 Billikens victory over St. Joseph’s. He walked three and struck out five. The standout freshman has a 3-0 record in five starts, a 1.07 ERA and opposing batters are hitting at a .239 average.
DEREK MAZZIO RHP SAINT LOUIS UNIVERSITY
Derek is second on the Billikens staff with eight appearances and has done an outstanding job out of the bullpen. He has a microscopic 0.75 ERA and has allowed only five hits in 12 innings, one earned run, walked four and struck out 11 opposing hitters. Batters are hitting .128 against his offerings so far this season. He pitched in late relief of Brett Vanover on 3/27, getting a key final out with two runners on in the seventh inning and pitching a perfect eighth inning. Derek got his initial college win on 3/16 vs. Western Illinois pitching a perfect one and one/third innings to seal an 8-6 victory.
ROGER BERNAL INFIELDER UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS PAN AMERICAN
Roger had an excellent three game series last weekend against Louisiana Tech. He was 5-for-8 (.625) with two RBI to raise his average to .327 (16-for-49) and give him six RBI on the season. He ranks second on the team in hits and RBI.
JAKE BROWN INFIELDER KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY
Jake had a successful two weeks of Big 12 Conference play vs. Texas and Baylor. He went 8 for 24 (.333) with five runs scored, two doubles and an RBI. He was 5-for-10 vs. Baylor in his most recent series. He is presently batting .274 (20-for-73) which ranks him second on the team and eight out of nine in stolen bases (#2 as well). He has excelled on defense (.956 in 113 chances).
RICKY CLAUDIO OUTFIELDER/RHP ST. THOMAS UNIVERSITY
Ricky has played six Sun Conference games in the past two weekends. He went 7-for-18 (.390) and lowered his average to .425 (34-for-80) on the season. He has 11 multiple hits games so far this spring season.
MATT RICHARD OUTFIELDER LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY-EUNICE
Matt is hitting .394 (28-for-71) with three doubles, one triple, one home run and 17 RBI while hitting in the lead off spot in the lineup. He leads the team in steals with 21 out of 22 attempts and in on base percentage (.527). Matt had a 1-for-3 with three stolen bases vs. St. Louis-Meramec CC and a 2-for-3 with two RBI, a run scored and two stolen bases against Gulf Coast (MS) CC.
ZAC HAWKINS INFIELDER/OUTFIELDER LOUISIANA STATE-EUNICE
Zac has surged to the .300 mark of late. He went 3-for-7 in a two game stretch vs. St. Louis-Meramec and Gulf Coast (MS), including three RBI. Zac went 2-for-4 with two runs scored vs. Sinclair (OH) CC on March 24 for the second ranked team in the nation.
NICK GONZALEZ LHP UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA
Nick started a non-conference contest against Bethune-Cookman on March 19 and retired the first seven batters he faced but began to struggle in the third inning and gave up several home runs. He battled through five+ innings and gave up a seasons high in hits and runs. He gained the win in an 11-9 Bulls victory. On 3/27 vs. West Virginia in a Big East contest, Nick struggled with his command and labored through 4+ innings, allowing five runs in the third inning. He walked five and hit two batters to go to 2-2 on the season.
He has a 5.40 ERA in six starts and 28 innings. Batters are hitting at a low .208 average.
MAX MACNABB LHP UNIVERSITY OF SAN DIEGO
Max pitched effectively in short relief vs. Oregon twice and got his first start of his USD career on March 27 at # 10 ranked Fresno State (18-2). He pitched five and one/third innings, allowed only two runs through five innings and left the game trailing by a 5-2 score. He threw 103 pitches, gave up four hits, walked four and struck out three.
CODY FORSYTHE LHP SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY
Cody has been the model of consistency for the Salukis this season. On March 19 he pitched against Northern Illinois and was extremely effective, pitching six innings and allowing seven hits, three earned runs, one walk and five strikeouts. Cody threw 104 pitches with 73 strikes but was hurt by four errors and three unearned runs. His record went to 2-3 on the season. His second start was against Dallas Baptist on March 25th. He pitched seven outstanding innings and held a 3-1 lead into the seventh inning before giving up a game tying two run home run; He allowed 10 hits, two earned runs, walked none and struck out three DBU batters. He threw 100 pitches and 71 were strikes. Cody’s ERA is 2.76 in 42+ innings. Opposing hitters are batting .251 against his offerings.
ROB CORSI LHP RUTGERS UNIVERSITY
Rob has pitched extremely well of late with quality innings out of the bullpen. He did not allow a run against Old Dominion, East Carolina (twice) and in a key Big East contest vs. Louisville when he came in with runners on second and third in the eighth inning with one out and a 4-2 Rutgers lead. He proceeded to intentionally walk the first hitter to load the bases with Louisville’s # 4 and # 5 batters coming up. He proceeded to get a pop up for the second out and induced a comebacker to the mound to preserve the 4-2 lead. Rob has a 1-0 record, a 3.68 ERA and batters have a .231 average against his pitches.
CHRIS SINCLAIR CATCHER UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA LAFAYETTE
Chris had his most impressive game of the season in a Sun Belt game vs. Louisiana-Monroe, where he performed as a freshman before transferring to a junior college for the 2010 season. He went three-for-three with an RBI, a run scored and a double. In another Sun Belt Conference game vs. Arkansas State on March 25 he went 1-for-3 with an RBI. Chris was 1-for-4 with an RBI vs. LSU in a mid-week 11-5 ULL victory.
PITCHERS OF THE WEEK FOR THE # 4 EAGLES NEST NEWS:
CODY FORSYTHE SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY
BRETT VANOVER SAINT LOUIS UNIVERSITY
OFFENSIVE PLAYERS OF THE WEEK FOR THE # 4 EAGLES NEST NEWS:
ROGER BERNAL INFIELDER UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS PAN AMERICAN
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