Sean Jamieson (Courtesy MAACsports.com, Canisius athletics)
MAAC PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Sean Jamieson (Elmira '09), Canisius
MAAC PITCHER OF THE WEEK
Eric Luksis (Amsterdam '10), Manhattan
MISSOURI VALLEY PITCHER OF THE WEEK
Cody Forsythe (Glens Falls '11), Southern Illinois
NORTHEAST CONFERENCE CO-PITCHER OF THE WEEK
M.J. Schifano (Elmira '09), Sacred Heart
PSAC WEST PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Kevin McCall (Albany '09), Mercyhurst
PSAC WEST PITCHER OF THE WEEK
Zach Jeney (Cooperstown '10), Slippery Rock
ASC WEST DIVISION PITCHER OF THE WEEK
Brad Orosey (Cooperstown '10), Texas Lutheran
LIBERTY LEAGUE PITCHER OF THE WEEK
Trevor Brucato (Glens Falls '10), Skidmore
OHIO ATHLETIC CONFERENCE HITTER OF THE WEEK
John Snyder (Elmira '10), Marietta
MID-SOUTH CONFERENCE PITCHER OF THE WEEK
Shane Stancill (Albany '10), Cumberlands (Ky.)
THE SUN CONFERENCE PITCHER OF THE WEEK
Tucker Jensen (Watertown '09), Embry-Riddle
Canisius College senior Sean Jamieson (Elmira '09) was selected as the Player of the Week in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference. Jamieson batted .714 (5-for-7) over a three-game stretch for the Golden Griffs against Youngstown State and league-leading Manhattan. Jamieson scored four runs, drove in two, and drew four walks. The senior shortstop belted a home run in the first of two games against the Jaspers and he swiped three bases. Jamieson's best performance came at home against Youngstown in an 11-3 victory. The Simcoe, Ont., native wenet 3-for-3 with two doubles, two runs scored, two stolen bases and one RBI.
Sean Jamieson was a member of the Elmira Pioneers during the summer of 2009. He played in Elmira following a two-year stint at Niagara County C.C. Jamieson appeared in 41 of Elmira's 42 games during the regular season. He batted .272 with one home run, 18 RBI, 22 walks and a team high 11 stolen bases.
Manhattan College sophomore Eric Luksis (Amsterdam '10) nabbed the Pitcher of the Week honor in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference. Luksis fired a complete game, four-hit shutout to lead Manhattan over Canisius, 1-0. The Jasper sophomore yielded four singles and four walks though he fanned seven batters in seven innings. He stranded seven Canisius runners on base including the potential game-tying run in the top of the seventh.
The Manhattan southpaw pitched briefly for the Amsterdam Mohawks last summer. Luksis went 1-0 with a 0.00 earned run average over three appearances. He gave up five hits, walked none and struck out six.
Southern Illinois University sophomore Cody Forsythe (Glens Falls '11) has been named Pitcher of the Week by the Missouri Valley Conference. Forsythe worked a four-hit shutout over seven innings against nationally-ranked Creighton and struck out a career-high 10 in a 2-1 win for the Salukis. Forsythe carried a no-hitter into the fifth inning and all four of Creighton's hits were singles. The Calvert City, Ky., native fired first-pitch strikes to 16 of 26 Creighton batters he faced. The SIU sophomore leads the MVC in innings pitched (69.0) and ERA (2.08).
Cody Forsythe has signed a 2011 PGCBL contract with the Glens Falls Golden Eagles. Forsythe is in his first year as a starting pitcher at SIU's Carbondale campus. He worked primarily from the bullpen in 2010 and made 22 appearances with just three starts. He finished tied for second on the team in games pitched.
The Northeast Conference has chosen Sacred Heart University's M.J. Schifano (Elmira '09) as one of the co-Pitchers of the Week. Schifano shared the award with Dave Krasnowiecki of Central Connecticut State. Schifano, a utility player, pitched a complete game, two-hit shutout in a 7-0 league victory over Mount St. Mary's. He walked one, struck out two and faced 21 batters. The senior induced a trio of double-play ground outs and he did not allow any runners to safely advance past first base.
The Monroe, N.Y., native played for the Elmira Pioneers during the 2009 summer baseball season. Schifano hit .314 over 33 games and drove in 15 runs. He finished second on the team in batting average and he was just one of three Elmira batsmen to have a batting average over .300. Sean Jamieson (above) was one of the other two.
Mercyhurst College senior Kevin McCall (Albany '09) was selected Hitter of the Week in the Western Division of the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference. McCall batted .611 (11-for-18) as the Lakers stormed their way to a 5-0 week with wins over Clarion and Wheeling Jesuit. The senior scored six runs, drove in six runs, stole five bases and blasted three doubles. He had at least one hit in all five games and collected three multi-hit and two multi-RBI games. In the first two games against Wheeling Jesuit, McCall went 6-for-6 with three doubles and two RBI. He was 4-for-4 in the opener and then he plated the only run in a 1-0 decision during the night cap.
The Cleveland, Ohio, native was a member of the inaugural Albany Dutchmen squad during the 2009 season. McCall played in 33 of Albany's 38 regular season games. He tied for second on the team with nine stolen bases and he finished up with 22 hits. McCall's 33 games played tied for third on the team.
Slippery Rock University junior Zach Jeney (Cooperstown '10) snapped up his second Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference West Division Pitcher of the Week award of the season. Jeney tossed a complete game no-hitter in Slippery Rock's 5-0 league victory over Lock Haven on April 23. Jeney walked four, struck out six and faced three batters over the minimum in the seven-inning contest. He collected 10 fly outs and four ground outs in his sixth win of the season. Five days earlier, the California, Pa., native pitched a scoreless final frame in the Rock's 15-11 victory at Shippensburg. Jeney finished the week with eight hitless frames tossed. He was also chosen as the National Pitcher of the Week by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association.
The Slippery Rock southpaw pitched last summer for the Cooperstown Hawkeyes. He went 2-2 with a 5.28 earned run average over nine appearances. Jeney struck out 27 batters over 30.2 innings pitched and held the opposition to a .254 batting average. He earned one New York Collegiate Baseball League Player of the Day award during the season.
Texas Lutheran University junior Brad Orosey (Cooperstown '10) has been selected Pitcher of the Week in the American Southwest Conference's West Division. Orosey worked a near complete game in a 4-2 Texas Lutheran victory over Concordia Texas. Orosey allowed two runs on five hits over eight and two-thirds innings. He walked two and struck out three. Orosey carried a two-hitter into the ninth inning. Through the first eight frames, the junior was charged with one unearned run and two hits.
The Houston, Texas, native pitched for the Cooperstown Hawkeyes during the summer of 2010. Orosey topped the Hawkeyes in wins (five), innings pitched (53.2), starts (nine) and strikeouts (35). His five wins tied for first in the 14-team New York Collegiate Baseball League. Orosey's best performance of the summer came on June 30 at Watertown. The Texas Lutheran product pitched a five-hit shutout over seven innings and struck out five in an 8-0 victory over the Wizards in front of nearly 1,200 fans.
Skidmore College senior Trevor Brucato (Glens Falls '10) has earned his second-straight Liberty League Pitcher of the Week prize. Brucato fired a complete game, four-hit shutout in a conference win over rival Clarkson. Brucato walked none, struck out three and faced four batters over the minimum in the seven-inning affair. The senior has not allowed a run over his last 14 innings and has pitched back-to-back, complete game shutouts.
Trevor Brucato pitched last summer for the Glens Falls Golden Eagles. The Stamford, Conn., native joined the Golden Eagles around the midway point of the season. During the second half of the NYCBL schedule, Brucato went 2-1 with one save and a 3.76 earned run average. He struck out 18 in 26.1 innings and held opponents to a .228 batting average. Brucato's first victory came over playoff-bound Oneonta at Damaschke Field on July 22. Brucato whirled a complete game five-hitter and struck out eight as Glens Falls edged Oneonta 2-1.
Marietta College senior John Snyder (Elmira '10) was tabbed Hitter of the Week by the Ohio Athletic Conference. Snyder slugged the nationally-ranked 'Etta Express to a 3-0 week with wins over Muskingum and LaRoche. The Marietta center fielder batted .615 (8-for-13) with three home runs, 13 RBI, eight runs scored, two stolen bases and two doubles. Snyder had at least one hit in all three games and he totaled two multi-hit and two multi-RBI outings. The Altoona, Pa., native had a career day against Muskingum on April 20. Snyder went 5-for-5 with a school record three home runs and 10 RBI (also an OAC record). Snyder swatted all three of his clouts in back-to-back-to-back at-bats in the second, third and fourth innings. He capped off the barrage with a fourth-inning grand slam.
John Snyder was an outfielder last summer for the Elmira Pioneers. The Marietta outfielder helped lead the Pioneers to the NYCBL's Western Division regular season and playoff championship. Snyder started 40 games for Elmira and batted .338 with one home run, 26 RBI and a team-leading 13 stolen bases. He followed up with a .316 batting average in six postseason games. Following the season, Snyder was tabbed All-NYCBL first team.
The Mid-South Conference has picked Shane Stancill (Albany '10) from the University of the Cumberlands as the conference Pitcher of the Week. Stancill whirled a complete game, four-hit shutout in a playoff victory over Pikeville College. Stancill limited Pike to four singles and one walk while striking out seven in a 101-pitch outing. The shutout win advanced the Patriots into the double-elimination portion of the Mid-South tournament. Stancill improved to 7-1 on the season.
The Elizabethtown, Ky., native, pitched for the Albany Dutchmen during the summer of 2010. Stancill made seven appearances for Albany and went 2-4 with a 4.10 earned run average. He struck out 28 batters in 37.1 innings. Stancill threw the lone complete game of the season with a nine-inning effort against Mohawk Valley. Later in the season, the 6-foot-3 hurler fanned eight in just six frames as part of a 9-3 victory against Cooperstown.
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University senior Tucker Jensen (Watertown '09) was chosen as the Pitcher of the Week by The Sun Conference. Jensen earned the award for the second time this season. The senior pitched a four-hit shutout over eight innings in Embry-Riddle's win over the Savannah College of Art and Design on April 23. Jensen held SCAD to four singles and he struck out six. Jensen did not allow a ball to be hit safely out of the infield until the seventh inning. With the win, the senior improved to 11-1 on the season. He leads the NAIA nationally in victories and ERAU is the number-one ranked team in NAIA.
The Ormand Beach, Fla., native pitched for the Watertown Wizards during the summer of 2009. Jensen topped the Purple and Gold with a 2.79 earned run average and 45 strikeouts over nine appearances and 38.2 innings. He fanned at least four batters in all seven of his starts and fanned six or more batters on five occasions. Jensen struck out a season-high eight over six and two-thirds innings in his final start against Mohawk Valley on July 23.