April 19, 2010

MALONEY, MONTEAGUDO, BOHUS CLAIM CACC BASEBALL WEEKLY HONORS

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Tommy Maloney of Dominican College has claimed Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Baseball Player of the Week honors for the week ending Sunday, April 18. Felician College's Victor Monteagudo was the pick for Pitcher of the Week, while Rookie of the Week accolades went to Jeff Bohus of Philadelphia University.

Maloney, a 6-1 senior first baseman from Massapequa Park, N.Y., hit .417 in a 4-2 week with five runs scored, five RBI, three doubles and one home run. He finished the week by going 3-for-5 with two runs, two RBI, two doubles and a homer in a win over Bloomfield. He collected two hits in each game of a double-header at Concordia.

Monteagudo, a 6-1 sophomore right-hander from West Palm Beach, Fla., went 1-0 last week with a 0.69 ERA in two appearances. He threw a total of 13.0 innings and allowed only seven hits and one run while fanning 14. He allowed one hit over 6.0 innings of relief against Chestnut Hill and earned a win against Nyack by allowing six hits and one run in 7.0 innings. He struck out eight Warriors.

Bohus, a 6-1 freshman right-hander from Cherry Hill, N.J., threw a gem against Kutztown last week, allowing only two hits in 7.1 innings of work. He did not walk a batter and fanned four.

Honorable Mention

Buddy Riggs, Caldwell (Sr., RHP, Coral Springs, FL)  -  Threw a shutout against Bloomfield with eight strikeouts.

Gary Thompson, USP (Sr., LHP, Sicklerville, NJ) - Threw a 2-hit shutout against Philadelphia with nine strikeouts.

Dan Steers, Post (Jr., RHP, Stoneridge, NY) - Went 1-0 in two appearances with a 1.00 ERA. Allowed only 4 hits in 9.0 IP.

Joe Harris, Wilmington (Jr., LHP, Douglassville, PA) -  In two appearances, went 1-0 with a 2.00 ERA. Fanned 12 in 9 IP.

Mark Perry, USP (Jr., 1B, Toms River, NJ) - Hit .409 with nine RBI, five runs scored and one home run in a 3-2 week. 

CACC Notes

Bloomfield - Sophomore righty Brad Smith hurled a complete game in a 2-0 loss to Caldwell College Tuesday, yielding nine hits and walking just one batter. Emilio Fernandez belted his first two home runs of the season over the weekend, while swiping a pair of bags in five games played.

Caldwell - The Cougars played only two games last week, sweeping a doubleheader with Bloomfield on Tuesday at Smith Field. Sophomore Jorge Ynoa and senior Doug Hilgenberg each had an RBI single in the first game, a 5-4 victory. Senior right-hander Buddy Riggs hurled a shutout in the second game, striking out eight and walking one while giving up seven hits in a 2-0 win. The performance marked the second straight shutout for Riggs, who blanked Post in his previous start on Apr. 7. Ynoa and senior Miguel Perdomo drove in runs in the second game. Riggs entered last week leading the nation in earned run average at 0.76.

Chestnut Hill - Chestnut Hill College earned a split with Felician College to rank fifth in the current CACC standings. Junior first baseman Mike Knipe (Sellersville, PA) won the game with a walk-off, two-run homer.

Felician - Felician was included in the No. 8 spot in the first NCAA East Regional rankings released last Wednesday. It is the first time the Golden Falcons have been regionally-ranked in the NCAA poll since 2006. Senior C Marcos Torres has passed former teammate Frank Quintana into second place on Felician’s all-time hits list with 208. He is two away from tying Mike Rooth’s school record.

Philadelphia - The Rams went 1-6 on the week, getting a major win against Kutztown University, beating them 11-2.  The team suffered three conference loses, moving them to 6-5 in CACC action.  The team will pick up on 4/21 at USP for a 4:00 p.m. conference game.

USP - The Devils won two straight games for the first time this season, taking two from Philadelphia University on Sunday. The first win was also the semi-final game of the Bill Giles Invitational Tournament, advancing Sciences to the Championship game which will be played at Citizens Bank Park on Tuesday, April 20. The Devils 27 runs against Lincoln University was their highest run output since the 1998 season when the Devils defeated Lincoln 31-9. Senior Mark Forbes recorded his 100th career hit against Nyack on Saturday, becoming the 14th Devils baseball player to reach that milestone.

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