NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Felician College's Miguel Hidalgo was named the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Baseball Player of the Week after hitting for the cycle last week against Chestnut Hill College. Dan McMahon of the University of the Sciences was tabbed Pitcher of the Week, while Robert Bennetti of Caldwell College was the choice for Rookie of the Week.
Hidalgo, a 6-2 junior 1B from Ridgefield, N.J., posted a .600 batting average with a 1.400 slugging percentage in four games last week. He hit for the cycle in game 2 of a double-header vs. Chestnut Hill, including a 3-run inside-the-park homerun. He also stole three bases for the week and hit a triple in game 1 against CHC.
McMahon, a 6-2 sophomore right-hander from Millville, N.J., tossed a 9-inning, complete game 1-hitter in a 1-0 victory over Nyack. He struck out six and did not allow a hit until the eighth inning. He faced just one batter above the minimum.
Bennetti, a 5-11 freshman righty from Laurence Harbor, N.J., picked up a win against Post by closing out a 2-1, 14-inning marathon by working the final 3.2 innings. He allowed only one hit and fanned six.
Joel Sanchez, Felician (Sr., RHP, 5-11, Hialeah, FL) - In two appearances, allowed only five hits and no runs in 10.0 innings of work.
Cutler Ruby, Post (Jr., RHP, Diboll, TX) - Hurled a CG shutout against PhilaU with 10 strikeouts and only four hits allowed.
Matt Cook, Caldwell (Jr., RHP, Manalapan, NJ) - Allowed only one run and five hits in a CG against Post. Fanned 10.
Dan Morgan, Chestnut Hill (Jr., RHP, Upper Darby, PA) - Threw 6 innings of 1-hit ball in a victory at Felician. Fanned three.
Andrew Camardella, Dominican (So., 1B, Pelham, NY) - Hit .471 to lead DC to a 4-1 week. Had five RBI and scored four times.
Travis Locascio, Post (Jr., 1B, 6-2, Massapequa, NY) - Hit .474 in a 3-2 week with four RBI and three runs scored.
Bloomfield - In the Deacons' lone contest of the week against Dominican College, junior righty Luis Mendoza continued his streak of outstanding outings on the mound, going 5 and 2/3 innings while striking out seven and yielding a single earned run. Junior first baseman Luis Buron, junior shortstop Emilio Fernandez, and senior outfielder Alberto Ruiz each notched a pair of hits apiece in the setback.
Caldwell - The Cougars worked overtime to earn a key CACC victory over Post on Monday, winning in the bottom of the 14th inning on a single by junior Jorge Ynoa that plated freshman Paul Nyitray for a 2-1 triumph. Freshman Robert Bennetti tossed 3 2/3 innings of scoreless relief, allowing one hit and a walk while fanning six to earn the victory. The late-inning heroics overshadowed an outstanding pitching performance from junior Matt Cook, who gave up one run on five hits while walking four and striking out 10. This week the Cougars play CACC doubleheaders against Wilmington on Monday and Felician on Wednesday.
Concordia - The Clippers went 2-2 on the week as their win streak was snapped Friday night by Post in game two of the DH. The Clippers will face off against Pace on Wednesday before traveling to meet Wilmington University on the weekend.
Felician - Junior 1B Miguel Hidalgo became the second player in the 12-year history of the Felician program to hit for the cycle, performing the feat in a 9-2 Game 2 win over Chestnut Hill on Sunday. His home-run was a three-run inside-the-parker at the cavernous Lyndhurst Recreation Complex. Senior RHP Joel Sanchez tossed his first shutout as a Golden Falcon on Wednesday as Felician gave Dominican its first CACC loss. The Golden Falcons have alternated wins and losses for their past nine games. Felician has reached the 20-victory mark for the sixth consecutive season.
Philadelphia - The Rams played a tough week, falling in their series against Chestnut Hill and Post University. Senior pitcher Kevin McGovern held the Post Eagles to only two hits, recording seven strikeouts during his eight innings on the mound. PhilaU baseball is set to face three teams this week starting with University of the Sciences (4/20), then Millersville University (4/22) and finally travelling to Felician College (4/23).
USciences - Senior Mark Perry became the Devils' all-time hit leader on Saturday with his 140th career hit (a single in the ninth inning) in the opener vs. Nyack. He added a double in the nightcap to up his total to 141. That double moved Perry into sole possession of second place on the Devils' all-time doubles list with 31 for his career. Pitcher Dan McMahon threw his fourth complete game of the season on Saturday, allowing just one hit in the Devils 1-0 win. Opponents are now hitting just .160 against McMahon. McMahon's four complete games are the most by a Devils pitcher since Phil Maher had a school record six in 2006. Senior designated hitter Pete LaRocco moved into a tie for 5th place on the Devils all-time hit list with one hit in Saturday's doubleheader, giving him 124 for his career. With Saturday's doubleheader sweep, the Devils now have eight conference victories, the most since 2005 (also eight wins). USciences has a single conference game at Philadelphia University on Wednesday and a home doubleheader against Post on Saturday.