NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Mike Godwin of Wilmington University has been tabbed the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Baseball Player of the Week on April 25. Wilmington's Joe Harris and Steven Corbett of Post University were named co-Pitchers of the Week, while Caldwell College's Chris DeRogatis was chosen Rookie of the Week.
Godwin, a 6-0 junior catcher from Hockessin, Del., led Wilmington to a 4-2 week by hitting .389 with seven runs batted in, six runs scored, three doubles and one stolen base. All of his seven hits on the week drove in a run. He earned a .560 on-base percentage and collected two hits in each end of a double-header against Chestnut Hill, driving in three runs and scoring twice.
Harris, a 6-3 senior left-hander from Douglassville, Pa., allowed two hits and struck out 14 in a complete game shutout against Caldwell. Corbett, a junior from Prospect, Conn., went all 10 innings in a 2-0 win over Dominican. He allowed eight hits and no runs while fanning seven.
DeRogatis, a 6-0 righty from North Arlington, N.J., hurled 7.1 innings of shutout ball in a tight 1-0 win over Felician. He surrendered only three hits and struck out four batters.
Travis Locascio, Post (Jr., 1B, 6-2, Massapequa, NY) - Hit .455 for the week with five RBI, three doubles and one run scored.
Luis Buron, Bloomfield (Jr., DH, Garfield, NJ) - Hit .353 with four runs, three RBI and one home run in a 3-1 week.
Luis Mendoza, Bloomfield (Jr., RHP, Bronx, NY) - Allowed only one run and five hits in a CG win over Nyack. Fanned eight and did not walk a batter.
Jamie Treml, Wilmington (Fr., LHP, Bear, DE) - Allowed one run and two hits in 8.0 IP in a win over Chestnut Hill.
Joe Doerrer, Caldwell (Jr., OF/1B, Middletown, NJ) - Hit .353 in five games with five runs scored and one RBI.
Bloomfield - The Deacons improved to 8-9 in CACC play this week, taking three of their four conference contests to move into sixth place in the regular season standings. In the club’s victory over Post University Monday afternoon, senior southpaw Sean Stimpfel was dominant over seven innings of work, allowing a single unearned run while striking out eight to pick up his second victory of the season. The stellar work on the mound would continue for Bloomfield in Wednesday’s doubleheader sweep of Nyack College, when junior righty Luis Mendoza went the distance in Game One, allowing a single earned run while striking out eight and walking none. On the offensive side, junior designated hitter Luis Buron and outfielder Alberto Ruiz posted arguably their best weeks of the 2011 season, hitting .353 over the four-game span with six hits apiece and a .389 on-base percentage. Buron provided the power for the Deacons’ attack, slugging .529 and providing the game-winning homer in the club’s 2-1 victory over Nyack in Game One of the doubleheader. Junior outfielder Jason Luzzi hit .333 for the week, slugging .500 and notching a .467 on-base percentage.
Caldwell - The Cougars followed up a pair of losses to No. 12 Wilmington on Monday with a huge CACC sweep of Felician on Wednesday at the Kiwanis Oval. A trio of freshman pitchers kept the Golden Falcons off the scoreboard all day, while junior Joe Doerrer scored three of Caldwell’s four runs in the two victories. Dan Bartlett blanked Felician in Game 1, allowing seven hits while striking out five in a 3-0 win to improve to a team-best 5-1. Robert Bennetti pitched the final two innings for the save. In the second game, Chris DeRogatis gave up just three hits in 7 1/3 innings to lead Caldwell to a 1-0 triumph. Again Bennetti came on in relief and closed the door for his fourth save of the season. The Cougars wrap up conference play with a doubleheader at Dominican on Monday.
Concordia - The Clippers picked up a non-conference regional win this past week with a 10-5 victory over Pace University. Ted Robertson picked up his first win of the season going five strong for the Clippers. Yonatan Rodriguez hit 3 for 5 with two runs scored and an RBI while Joe Gallub hit 2 for 3 with two runs scored and an RBI.
Felician – Senior RHP Joel Sanchez pitched his third consecutive complete game on Wednesday, this one a 3-0 loss at Caldwell. Sanchez has completed four of nine starts this season.
Philadelphia - PhilaU dropped two this week, a 5-4 decision against USciences and then a tough non-conference drubbing (18-1) to Millersville. This week the Rams will play Bloomsburg, are at Wilmington, home against West Chester for Senior Day, and then at Nyack (4/30).
USciences - The Devils won their only game of the week last Wednesday, defeating Philadelphia University to extend their winning streak to three games. Sciences has also won six of their last eight games and eight of their last 11. The win against Philadelphia was also their school record ninth conference win of the season. The Devils are 7-2 when leading after seven innings of play. Nick Szalejko (Norristown, Pa.) is hitting .455 with runners in scoring position. Szalejko also ranks second in the nation in hit by pitch/game (0.63) and eighth in total times being hit by pitch (17) in the last NCAA Division II statistics report (4/17). Pitcher Dan McMahon (Millville, N.J.) is ranked third nationally in earned run average (0.86) while teammate Luke Peyton (Haddonfield, N.J.) is 84th (2.33). McMahon is also sixth in fewest hits allowed/9 in. (4.86). Dennis Murphy (Mullica Hill, N.J.) is 27th in sacrifice bunts per game (0.26) and 57th in total sac bunts (7) while Mark Perry (Toms River, N.J.) is 58th in total sacrifice flies (4).