Binghamton's Dunn, Giulietti and Stony Brook's Carmona Top Last Week's Baseball Action

Release: 04/26/2010
Courtesy: America East Communications

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.-- A pair of Bearcats were honored with weekly awards after the team finished a four-game week undefeated. Junior outfielder Henry Dunn (Rockville Centre, N.Y./South Side) was named the America East baseball Player of the Week, while classmate James Giulietti (Plainview, N.Y./Plainview-JFK) was tabbed as the Pitcher of the Week. Stony Brook freshman William Carmona (Hempstead, N.Y./Hempstead) picked up the Rookie of the Week Award after putting up an impressive week.

Dunn had an outstanding four-game week which included a .529 batting average, eight RBI, 11 runs scored and five extra-base hits. The junior had a slugging percentage of 1.12 and an on-base percentage of .579 during the 4-0 week for the Bearcats. Four of those RBI and eight of those runs scored came in a three-game weekend series against league rival UMBC. Dunn registered multiple hits and runs scored in each of those three games and successfully stole a base in two games. In a non-conference game against reigning MAAC champion Marist earlier in the week, Dunn went 3-for-4 with a triple and a home run. He drove in four runs and came around to plate three runs in the 13-10 win. Dunn has a team-leading .591 slugging percentage and is second with a .346 batting average. He has a team-high 10 RBI in 10 conference games so far.

Giulietti notched his fifth win of the season with seven strong innings against UMBC on Saturday, a 10-1 victory for the Bearcats. He allowed just six singles and for the second straight outing, did not walk a batter. The only run allowed was unearned, giving Giulietti a 0.00 ERA for the week. In his outing, he struck out seven opposing batters. Giulietti has a conference-leading 1.94 ERA this season, including a 3-0 record with a 0.43 ERA against conference opponents. Against America East batters, Giulietti has struck out 17 and walked none.

Carmona hit .474 with 10 RBI and three runs scored last week, while also picking up a save on the pitcher’s mound. In the Seawolves’ four-game series at Albany over the weekend, the rookie hit .467 with nine RBI. His save came with a scoreless ninth inning in Stony Brook’s 3-2 win over Albany on Saturday. Carmona went 3-for-4 with four RBI, including a three-run homer, in the 10-2 win of Saturday’s nightcap, and then went 2-for-3 with three RBI in the first game against Albany on Sunday. He drove in at least one run in each of the Seawolves’ five games last week, including a non-conference game at Hofstra on Wednesday afternoon where he went 2-for-4.

Team Notebooks:

Albany (6-27, 5-5 AE) recorded a doubleheader sweep of America East Conference rival Stony Brook on Sunday to go 2-2 in the weekend series… The Great Danes also dropped a non-conference game to Le Moyne, 6-2, earlier in the week… Sophomore right fielder Pete DiResta (Mahopac, N.Y./Mahopac) was the catalyst for the Great Danes on Sunday… He recorded six hits across the two games, including two doubles and a triple, scoring five runs and driving in five more… His bases-clearing triple in the first game sparked the Great Danes’ comeback win and he was responsible for five runs in the nightcap victory, scoring three runs and driving in two more… Freshman Brian Bullard (West Nyack, N.Y./St. Joseph) hit .429 for the week with six hits and four RBI… He recorded a double in the nightcap win on Sunday and had a stolen base in the first game… Dave Kubiak (Southold, N.Y./Southold) threw seven innings in the first game of the series with Stony Brook, striking out nine while allowing just two runs… Freshman Kasceim Graham (Brooklyn, N.Y./Bishop Ford) earned the win in the second game on Sunday… He threw six and two thirds innings in the winning effort, striking out two while issuing just one walk… Albany will return to action on Wednesday with a non-conference game against Manhattan at home before visiting UMBC for a four-game series over the weekend.

Binghamton (16-17, 7-3 AE) won all four games during the week – a 13-10 non-conference win over reigning MAAC champion Marist and a three-game sweep of UMBC. The Bearcats have now won five in a row and 10 of their last 13 games and sit in a tie with Maine for first place in the conference standings. During the five-game win streak, Binghamton has outscored opponents 47-13... Binghamton hit .453 during the week and in 10 conference games, the team is hitting .365… Junior No. 1 James Giulietti (Plainview, N.Y./Plainview-JFK) pitched another complete game to remain unbeaten against conference opponents. Giulietti scattered six hits and didn’t allow an earned run in a win over UMBC. He is 5-2 with a league-low 1.94 ERA. In three starts against America East opponents, Giulietti is 3-0 with a miniscule 0.43 ERA… Junior outfielder Henry Dunn (Rockville Centre, N.Y./South Side) hit .529 during the week, scoring 11 runs, driving in eight and collecting five extra-base hits. Dunn had a slugging percentage of 1.12 and an on-base percentage of .579. He has a team-high 10 RBI in 10 conference games… Sophomore first baseman Dave Ciocchi (Hopewell Junction, N.Y./John Jay) hit .556 with six RBI in the four games… Junior outfielder Corey Taylor (Vestal, N.Y./Vestal) kept up his offensive production with seven RBI in the four games.  Taylor belted his eighth home run of the season and has a team-high 41 RBI in 33 games… Senior second baseman Jim Calderone (Home Glen, Ill./Rice/Oakton CC) hit .438 and has a team-best .397 average for the season... After a mid-week encounter with Cornell, Binghamton travels to Hartford for a four-game set with the Hawks. The Bearcats are 20-6 all-time against Hartford and have won 10 of the last 11 games in the series.

Hartford (8-24, 2-8 AE) earned a victory in its first game of the week, a 10-4 triumph over Quinnipiac, before dropping its next four… Fell in all three games at Maine over the weekend… Chris Greiner started twice and earned the Hawks’ only victory of the week against Quinnipiac… Greiner also went 7.1 strong innings at Maine on Sunday, allowing just six hits and four earned runs to the Black Bears, although the Hawks fell, 4-3… Matt Walker powered the Hawks’ offense on the week, putting together a team-high .533 slugging percentage and hitting a double in all four games in which he played… Victor Santana also had a big week, sparking the offense at Maine with three RBI and four runs scored… Freshman Adam Sobiewski knocked a double as he started back-to-back games for the first time in his collegiate career… Hartford played four of its five games on the road, dropping all four, but will be playing all five of its games this coming week in the friendly surroundings of Fiondella Field… The Hawks welcome in Dartmouth and Binghamton during the week.

The University of Maine baseball team (23-16, 7-3 AE) swept a weekend series against Hartford… The Black Bears began the week with a 7-2 win over Bates College… Maine is 8-1 at home this season… In the game against Bates, sophomore center fielder Taylor Lewis (Montville, Conn./Montville)  went 3-for-5 with five RBI… He had two triples and a three-run double… He continues to add to his school record for triples in a season and currently has 11… The two triples in the game tied a school record for triples in a game… Lewis has a .705 slugging percentage on the season with 26 extra base hits… Lewis is a perfect 19-of-19 in stolen bases… Lewis leads the Black Bears with 46 RBI… It is the most RBI in a season since Curt Smith finished with 48 in 2007… The Black Bears have stolen 70 bases on the season… Michael Fransoso (Portsmouth, N.H./Portsmouth) is 14-of-15 in stolen bases, while Matt Howard (Weston, Mass./Weston) is 11-for-11… The Black Bears have hit 20 triples on the season while allowing just four… The Black Bears return to action on Saturday, May 1 when they host Stony Brook in a doubleheader.

UMBC (7-24, 3-7 AE) dropped all four of its games this past week, including three to America East foe Binghamton... Sophomore Curtis Schickner (East Windsor, N.J./Lawrenceville Prep) leads the Retriever bats with a .315 batting average and 34 hits... Junior Bryan Russo (Westbury, N.Y./Clarke) leads the team with three home runs, 21 RBI and a .442 slugging percentage... Senior Andrew Germuth (Severn, Md./Archbishop Spalding/Mount St. Mary’s) leads the pitching staff with 34 strikeouts and two complete games, while fellow senior Ed Bach (Columbia, Md./Atholton) has 32 strikeouts and a team-leading three wins... The Retrievers return to action Wednesday when they play host to Mount St. Mary’s at 6 p.m. before hosting Albany in a four-game series Saturday and Sunday.

The Seawolves (16-19, 6-4 AE) went 2-3 on the week, dropping a non-conference game to Hofstra before splitting a four-game series at Albany over the weekend… SBU scored 10 runs in four of their five games this week… The Seawolves are averaging 10.8 runs per game over their last six contests… Sophomore Nick Tropeano earned the win in the Seawolves 3-2 win over Albany on Saturday… He allowed just one earned run in 8.0 innings, striking out 10 and allowing just three hits… Sophomore Pat Cantwell drove in the go-ahead run with an RBI double with two outs in the ninth inning… SBU then scored nine runs over the final 2.0 innings in the 10-2 win in the second game on Saturday… Sophomore Tyler Johnson earned his team-high fifth win of the season, allowing two runs in 6.0 innings… Freshman William Carmona hit a three-run home run in the game… Carmona hit .467 with nine RBI in the four-game series against Albany … Se has recorded at least a hit and an RBI in his last six games… He also earned the save in the 3-2 win over Albany with a scoreless ninth… He has allowed just one earned run in 16.2 innings of relief this season and has not allowed a run in his last four appearances… Sophomore Pat Cantwell hit .474 in the four-game series and is currently on a 10-game hitting streak… The Seawolves had 15 hits in each of the final two games of the series and have recorded double-digit hits in five of the last seven games.