NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Joe Harbach of Wilmington University has been named the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Baseball Player of the Week for the week ending Sunday, March 20. Luke Peyton of the University of the Sciences was tabbed Pitcher of the Week, while Dan Bartlett of Caldwell College was chosen Rookie of the Week.
Harbach, a 6-3 junior OF from Edgewood, Md., hit .429 with six runs scored, five runs batted in, one double, one triple and two stolen bases during a 4-0 week for the Wildcats. He scored the winning run in a 3-2 win over Felician and collected three hits and three RBI in a win over Washington Adventist. Furthermore, he provided the game-winning RBI triple in a win over West Chester.
Peyton, a 6-4 junior right-hander from Haddonfield, N.J., recorded two dominant performances against CACC foes Chestnut Hill and Concordia last week. In total, he allowed only two hits and one run with 13 strikeouts in 11.0 innings of work. he did not allow a hit in five innings of relief against Chestnut Hill.
Bartlett, a 6-0 freshman right-hander from Levittown, N.Y., earned his first collegiate victory against New Haven, allowing one run on eight hits while striking out eight and walking two in eight innings in an 8-2 win.
Todd Blair, Post (So., INF, Ajax, Ontario) - Hit .429 in a 2-1 week with five RBI’s and one double.
Joe Harris, Wilmington (Sr., LHP, 6-3, Douglasville, PA) - Went 1-0 in two appearances and allowed no runs and only two hits with eight strikeouts in 8.0 total innings of work.
Dustin Javins, Dominican (Jr., RHP, Fort Lauderdale, FL) - Defeated Dowling by allowing only one run and seven hits with five strikeouts in 7.0 innings of work without surrendering a walk.
Alex Latchum, Chestnut Hill (Jr., OF, Warrington, PA) - Hit .364 in three games with four SB’s, two runs and two RBI’s.
Dan Steers, Post (Sr., RHP, Stoneridge, NY) - Got a win vs. Nyack. In 7.2 IP, allowed seven hits and one run with seven strikeouts.
Bloomfield - The Deacons moved to 1-1 in CACC play this week, splitting their opening conference series against Chestnut Hill. In Bloomfield’s victory, junior southpaw Eric Kamp was outstanding in relief, coming on to pitch seven shutout innings to keep the Deacons in the game and pick up his second victory of the season. Senior righty Steve Godowski came on to work a scoreless ninth to pick up his first save of the 2011 campaign. Anderson Minyetty and Edgardo Fernandez each had a pair of hits in the opening game against the Griffins, with Fernandez’ double giving the Deacons the lead in the eighth inning. Rafael Medina notched a pair of hits in the opening game loss against CHC.
Caldwell - The Cougars played their first games at their new home field, the renovated Kiwanis Oval, on Sunday, sweeping Philadelphia, 6-3 and 1-0 in a CACC doubleheader. Freshman Joe O’Donnell went 2-for-3 with two runs and two RBIs in the first game, while junior Jorge Ynoa drove in the game’s only run in the second game. Freshman pitcher Robert Bennetti retired all nine batters he faced in relief to earn the win in the first game. Freshman Chris DeRogatis blanked the Rams on five hits in six innings of work in the second game. Another rookie pitcher, Dan Bartlett, led the Cougars past New Haven, 8-2 on Friday, recording eight strikeouts while allowing one run on eight hits in eight innings for his first career victory. Caldwell plays CACC doubleheaders at Concordia on Wednesday and at home against Chestnut Hill on Saturday, as well as a non-conference game at Mercy on Thursday.
Chestnut Hill - Chestnut Hill split its first CACC doubleheader of the year with Bloomfield College, winning the first contest 5-2 and losing the second, 4-3. Earlier in the week (March 15) they opened their new home, Latshaw-McCarthy Filed, with a 13-inning, 3-2 win over USciences.
Felician - Felician has allowed two or fewer runs in 10 of its 22 games this season. The Golden Falcons have played five games against teams ranked in at least one of the two D-II national polls (at the time of the game).
Post - Post University baseball is coming off a 2-1 week and now stands at 10-4 overall on the young season.
USciences - The Devils won their opening two conference games for the first time as a CACC member institution with a sweep of Concordia on Saturday. It was also Sciences’ first doubleheader sweep of a conference opponent since the 2006 season when they turned the trick against Post. Through 12 games this year, opponents are batting just .241 against the Devils, 102 points lower than they did through the first 12 games of last year.