Courtesy: America East Communications

Binghamton, Maine and UMBC Earn #AEBASE Week 9 Awards

Release: 04/18/2017

BOSTON - With the conference season just a month old, Binghamton stands in first place with a 6-2 league record after sweeping Albany last week. UMass Lowell continued its great season, taking two of three from Stony Brook and moving into second place with a 7-4 record. Here are the week nine award winners:

Player of the Week
Christopher Bec, Maine, Jr., C, Miami, Fla.

  • Went 8-for-14 (.571) leading the conference in batting average and slugging percentage (.857) last week.
  • Helped Maine take three of four from Manhattan.
  • Four of his eight hits were doubles.
  • Went 3-for-4 to open the series with a run scored.
  • Had three hits, three RBIs and three runs scored in game three of the series.

Pitcher of the Week
Jacob Wloczewski, Binghamton, Jr., Whitehall, Pa.

  • Pitched a complete-game shutout in a 3-0 win over Albany.
  • Allowed just three hits and no walks while striking out seven.
  • Did not allow a runner to reach scoring position.

Rookie of the Week
Christian Torres, UMBC, Fr., IF, Miami, Fla.

  • Hit. 400 in four games last week, scoring four runs with two RBIs.
  • Helped UMBC take two of three at Hartford, going 6-for-12 in the three game series with four runs scored.
  • Went 3-for-4 with two RBIs in game one of the series vs. the Hawks.

Notes

  • UMass Lowell's doubleheader sweep of Stony Brook marked the first time in program history that the River Hawks have swept two conference doubleheaders in the same season.
  • Hartford's David MacKinnnon has hit safely in 20-straight games with 13 multi-hit games during that streak. He has raised his averaged from .146 to .354 in the past 20 games.

Weekly Award Winners
Feb. 21 - Player of the Week: Russ Olive, UMass Lowell; Pitcher of the Week: Nick Silva, Maine; Rookie of the Week: Michael Wilson, Stony Brook
Feb. 28 - Player of the Week: Justin Yurchak, Binghamton; Pitcher of the Week: Nick Silva, Maine; Rookie of the Week: Austin Young, UMass Lowell
March 6 - Player of the Week: Paul Rufo, Binghamton; Pitcher of the Week: Jacob Christian, UMBC; Rookie of the Week: Mac Wangenstein, Albany
March 13 - Player of the Week: Chris Sharpe, UMass Lowell; Pitcher of the Week: Jack McClure, Albany; Rookie of the Week: John Polichetti, UMass Lowell

March 21 - Player of the Week: Kyle Sacks, Albany; Pitcher of the Week: Kenny McLean, Albany; Rookie of the Week: John Polichetti, UMass Lowell
March 28 - Player of the Week: Brandon Janofsky, Stony Brook; Pitcher & Rookie of the Week: Brian Herrmann, Stony Brook
April 4 - Player of the Week: Hunter Dolshun, UMBC; Pitcher of the Week: Colin Duffley, UMass Lowell; Rookie of the Week: Greg Marino, Stony Brook
April 11 - Player of the Week: Colby Maiola, UMass Lowell; Co-Pitchers of the Week: Andrew Ryan, UMass Lowell & Justin Courtney, Maine; Rookie of the Week: Jake Miller, Binghamton
April 18 - Player of the Week: Christopher Bec, Maine; Pitcher of the Week: Jacob Wloczewski, Binghamton; Rookie of the Week: Christian Torres, UMBC

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