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Eagles Nest News #5


EAGLES NEST NEWS #5 APRIL13, 2011
John Mayotte, Glens Falls Golden Eagles, Manager

ZAC HAWKINS INFIELDER/OUTFIELDER LOUISIANA STATE-EUNICE

Zac continued his hot hitting over the past weekend on a four game road trip. He went 7-for-14 (.500) with two RBI. In his most recent game on April 12 vs. North Lake (TX), he was 2-for-3 with three RBI and two runs scored, raising his average to .347 (34-for-98) and his RBI total to 25 on the season. He was 3-for-3 vs. Baton Rouge CC on April 1 and was 2-for-3 with a double vs. Tyler (TX) JC on March 30th. Zac is hitting cleanup for the # 1 ranked Bengals.

MATT RICHARD OUTFIELDER LOUISIANA STATE-EUNICE

Matt went 3-for-6 with four RBI over the past weekend, raising his average to .370 (37-for-100) and his RBI total by four to 23. He continued to be one of the top base stealers in the nation, stealing three more to bring him up to 28 out of 29 attempts on the season. He ranks in the top four in stolen bases in NJCAA Division II. Matt went 2-for-2 with four runs scored and three stolen bases vs. Baton Rouge CC on April 6th and went 2-for-4 with two RBI and a stolen base vs. Baton Rouge CC on April 1.

JAKE BROWN INFIELDER KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY

Jake has continued his solid all around contributions to Wildcats Baseball. He ranks # 3 in batting average at .295 (28-for-95), # 4 in hits, # 4 in doubles (6), # 2 in walks (15) and # 2 in stolen bases with 10. He recently had a career high ten game hitting streak broken in the final game of the Oklahoma series on Sunday 4/10. Jake had a 2-for-2 game in game two of the series vs. the Sooners, including an RBI and a run scored.

KEVIN (KJ) ALEXANDER CATCHER DALLAS BAPTIST UNIVERSITY

KJ had the second highlight game of his freshman season at DBU. He hit his third grand slam of the season and his second game with two home runs on April 8 vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff. He went 2-for-4 with five RBI and two runs scored. KJ had hits in five out of the six games he played in the last two weeks. He is batting .286 (14-for-49) with four home runs and 20 RBI on the season.

BRETT VANOVER RHP SAINT LOUIS UNIVERSITY

Brett suffered his first loss as a Billiken after three wins, losing a decision vs. Rhode Island on April 9th. SLU had been 7-0 when Brett made an appearance on the mound this spring. In his previous start vs. Missouri State, he threw superbly, giving up only four hits in six innings and allowed one run. He has an overall record of 3-1, the lowest ERA (2.60) on the starting staff and the lowest batting average (.258) vs. the SLU pitching staff.

DEREK MAZZIO RHP SAINT LOUIS UNIVERSITY

Derek continues to have the lowest ERA (1.62) on the Billikens staff. He leads the team in appearances (12) and in batting average against his offerings (.158). Derek threw one and two/thirds innings of scoreless baseball vs. Evansville on 3/30 and one and one/third scoreless innings vs. Rhode Island on April 10th.

ROB CORSI LHP RUTGERS UNIVERSITY

Rob ranks # 2 on the Rutgers pitching staff in ERA (2.45), # 1 in batting average against (.180), # 2 in appearances (13) and has a 2-1 record out of the bullpen for the Scarlet Knights. He had his best outing of the season in a thirteen inning heartbreaker vs. Big East opponent Seton Hall on April 2nd. He pitched a season long four and two/thirds innings, allowed only two hits, one run, no walks and struck out seven SHU batters. In a mid-week contest vs. Columbia on April 6th, he pitched two innings of hitless baseball, walked three and struck out three to get his second win on the season.

MIKE TIRRI FIRST BASE UNIVERSITY AT ALBANY

Mike has struggled this season but had his highlight moment in a recent game at Varsity Field on the UAlbany campus vs. Hartford. In game two of a doubleheader, he pinch hit in the bottom of the ninth inning with the game tied at five. With two outs and a runner on second base and a full count, Mike smashed the ball deep over the right field fence, giving the Great Danes a walk-off, come from behind 7-5 victory and a doubleheader sweep of the Hawks.

JOHN ROONEY OUTFIELDER SIENA COLLEGE

John was selected as the MAAC Rookie of the Week on April 11, his third selection of the spring season for the Syracuse native. He hit safely in all five of the Saints games this past week, posting four multi-hit contests. He had three RBI, scored three runs and had 17 outfield chances without an error. John was 7-for-13 (.538) in the conference series vs. Iona and had multi-hit games in all three contests. He went 3-for-4 with an RBI in Siena’s 2-1 extra inning win in game one of the series. In the middle of the week doubleheader vs. Brown, he was 3-for-6 with two RBI and two runs scored. John has raised his average to .262 (33-for-126) on the 2011 season.

CODY FORSYTHE LHP SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY

Cody continued his excellent spring season on the mound for the Salukis. He pitched in a non-league contest vs. Kennesaw State on April 2nd, throwing six innings and allowed only one run, seven hits, walked one and struck out four. He pitched game two of the Missouri Valley Conference series vs. Evansville on April 9th and threw a gem. He exited after seven innings, allowed only one run, eight hits, walked one and struck out four. He gained his third win of the season. Cody maintains the lowest ERA on the starting staff (2.44), has thrown the most innings (55) and has walked only six batters in his eight starts.

JAKE WELCH INFIELDER SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY

Jake has made significant progress through his “rookie” season as an everyday starter in Division I baseball at SIU. He had at least a hit in every contest, except one, the past two weeks and had a two hit game vs. Kennesaw State, going 2-for-5 with an RBI, run scored and a stolen base on April 1. In his most recent game on April 12 vs. Southeast Missouri, he went 2-for-3 with an RBI, raising his seasons high average to .252.

RICKY CLAUDIO RHP/OUTFIELDER SAINT THOMAS UNIVERSITY

Ricky has struggled some of late, going 5-for-25 (.200) the past two weeks. He drove in four runs in a three game Sun Conference series last weekend to raise his RBI total to 13 on the season. He is batting .375 (42-for-112) with seven doubles and two home runs.

ROGER BERNAL INFIELDER UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS PAN AMERICAN

Roger went 6-for-15 (.400) in the Great West Conference opening series vs. Chicago State. He had an RBI, a run scored, two doubles and a stolen base. He had a great mid-week game vs. Texas A&M Corpus Christi on April 12 when he was 4-for-6 with a double, triple, two RBI and three runs scored. He is presently batting .356 (31-for-87) on the season, with four doubles, one homer and 10 RBI. He has played extremely well defensively with only five errors in 115 chances.

CHRIS SINCLAIR CATCHER UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA LAFAYETTE

Chris has been very productive in a part time role at ULL. He was 1-for-3 with an RBI vs. Florida Atlantic in a Sun Belt Conference game on April 3rd and was 1-for-3 with two RBI vs. Western Kentucky on April 10th. He is batting .263 (10-for-38) with two doubles, one home run and seven RBI.

DAVID OLSON RHP/1B TACOMA COMMUNITY COLLEGE
DYLAN BAKER RHP TACOMA COMMUNITY COLLEGE
CLAYTON BROWN OUTFIELDER TACOMA COMMUNITY COLLEGE

David Olson leads the NWAACC in saves (4), has two home runs, four doubles, ten RBI and is batting .300 in twelve games. His ERA is 0.00 and batters are hitting .077 against him. He has given up two hits in four innings.
Dylan Baker is 2-0 and has struck out 25 batters in 18 innings with an ERA of 1.93 and has held hitters to a .094 average in four starts.
Clayton Brown is batting .375 (15-for-40) with six stolen bases in 12 games.

MAX MACNABB LHP UNIVERSITY OF SAN DIEGO

Max threw nine innings out of the bullpen for the Toreros the past two weeks. He threw a perfect ninth inning against New Orleans on April 1 and pitched five innings total in relief vs. UC Irvine and Gonzaga, giving up five runs and eight hits with one walk and three strikeouts. In his most recent relief outing vs. Point Loma on April 12, Max pitched three innings of one hit and shutout baseball, walked none and struck out three.

NEIL FRYER RHP SIENA COLLEGE

Neil pitched well in four relief outings vs. Dartmouth, Binghamton, Iona. and Massachusetts. On March 30th he pitched two and two/thirds innings against Dartmouth, allowed three hits, one run, walked one and struck out three. He threw 91 pitches and 55 were strikes. On April 3 vs. Binghamton, Neil pitched two and one/third innings, gave up no hits, no earned runs, walked two and struck out three. He threw 36 pitches and 20 were strikes. He had his longest stint in a MAAC contest vs. Iona College when he pitched three innings and allowed four hits, one earned run, walked none and struck out three. He threw 46 pitches with 30 strikes. In his most recent stint, Neil threw two innings on April 12 vs. UMass, allowed only one hit and no runs. Neil has a pitching staff low ERA of 2.45 on the season. Opposing batters are only hitting .267 against him.

DAN KLEIN CATCHER KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY

Dan went 4-for-13 (.325) in Big 12 play vs. Texas A&M and Oklahoma in the past two weekends. He had two RBI and scored once. He is batting .282 on the season.

NICK GONZALEZ LHP UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA

Nick struggled in his start on April 6th vs. Jacksonville University. He had difficulty throwing strikes (36 strikes/73 pitches) and exited after giving up four runs in two and two/third innings. In his most recent start vs. Stetson on April 12 Nick allowed seven runs through three and two/thirds innings in a 9-1 Stetson victory.

JOSH ANDERSON INFIELDER/OUTFIELDER YAVAPAI COLLEGE

Josh received medical clearance from his Doctor in Phoenix. He played in a doubleheader vs. Western Arizona on April 8th and went 1-for-7 with a double. He was hitting .414 before missing 16 games because of an injury.

PITCHER OF THE WEEK FOR THE EAGLES NEST NEWS # 5
CODY FORSYTHE SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY

OFFENSIVE PLAYERS OF THE WEEK FOR THE EAGLES NEST NEWS # 5
JOHN ROONEY SIENA COLLEGE
ZAC HAWKINS LOUISIANA STATE-EUNICE
ROGER BERNAL UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS PAN AMERICAN



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