NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Mike Godwin of Wilmington University has garnered Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Baseball Player of the Week honors for the week ending Sunday, March 28. Dominican College's Todd Craig was named Pitcher of the Week, while Doug Wells of Post University was chosen Rookie of the Week.
Godwin, a 6-1 sophomore catcher from Hockessin, Del., led Wilmington to a 5-0 week with a .500 batting average while catching all five contests for the Wildcats. He drove in five runs, scored five times, hit one home run, two doubles and stole three bases. He smashed a homer against Nyack, scored twice and had four runs batted in against the Warriors. He went 3-for-4 with a double, one run and one RBI in a victory over USP.
Craig, a 6-1 right-hander from Shenandoah, Pa., notched two wins last week, one as a starter and one in relief. He hurled 10.1 total innings and allowed zero earned runs, eight hits, and walked three while fanning 11. He struck out nine batters in 8.0 innings of work against Philadelphia.
Wells, a 6-2 freshman catcher from Staten Island, N.Y., hit .333 last week with four RBI, two runs scored and one double. He went 3-for-6 with two runs and two RBI in a 13-7 win over Bloomfield. He also drove in two runs with a double in a 6-5 win over Mercy.
Joe Harris, Wilmington (Jr., LHP, Douglassville, PA) - Went 1-0 in two appearances with a 1.17 ERA and nine strikeouts.
Tommy Maloney, Dominican (Sr., 1B, Massapequa Park, NY) - Hit .478 in six games with five runs, four RBI and five steals.
Buddy Riggs, Caldwell (Sr., RHP, Coral Springs, FL) - Threw a complete game gem vs. CHC, allowing one ER with 13 K’s.
Phil Messerian, Felician (Sr., RHP, Fair Lawn, NJ) - Went 0-1 last week despite not allowing an ER in two appearances. Struck out 14 in 11.0 innings of work.
Dan Steers, Post (Jr., RHP, Stonerindge, NH) - Hurled a complete game vs. Bloomfield with one ER and eight strikeouts.
Bloomfield - The Deacons fell to 0-6 in CACC play this week, but the week was not without standout performances from several players. Junior catcher Alex Sepulveda hit .556 over his two starts against Post and Philadelphia University. Alberto Ruiz continued his hot hitting with a .400 week at the plate, and junior third baseman Chris Rosa kept his solid work at the plate going with a .389 week at the dish. Senior designated hitter Delroy Cox also solidified the Deacons lineup since entering the starting lineup, hitting .375 over the course of four games. Junior right-hander Steve Godowski was outstanding in his start against Post, holding the Eagles to three runs over seven solid innings of work.
Caldwell - The Cougars split a doubleheader at Chestnut Hill on Saturday, winning the first game 3-1 before losing Game 2, 8-3. Senior right-hander Buddy Riggs led the way in Game 1, allowing one run on five hits in a complete-game effort. He struck out a season-high 13 batters and walked three to improve to 1-1 on the season. Caldwell hosts Philadelphia on Wednesday in a non-conference game, then plays Nyack in a CACC doubleheader on Thursday at Smith Field.
Chestnut Hill - The Griffins are off to their best start since joining the NCAA DII and the CACC at 7-7 overall and 5-1 in the conference. Chestnut Hill College is second in Division II for steals per contest (3.93/game).
Felician - Senior P Phil Messerian set a school record with 13 strikeouts in a 10-inning loss to Concordia in Game 1 on Saturday. Messerian has a 0.40 ERA in wood-bat games this season. Junior P John Rose picked up his first career save in Game 2 on Saturday with three hitless innings in a 5-4 win. Freshman P Vince Kossak earned his first collegiate win in his team’s 12-inning, non-league victory at Concordia on Sunday with three innings of hitless relief work.
Post - Dan Luisi broke Post University’s all-time hit record previously held by Jimmy Coleman and now has 156 career hits. The record breaking hit came in the second game of a double header against Mercy to cap off a 4-0 week for the Eagles.