Bearcats Sweep Week Three America East Baseball Honors
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Binghamton Bearcats earned a split of a four-game series on the road against VMI over the weekend and swept the third week of the America East Baseball Weekly honors.
Leftfielder Jake Thomas was named Player of the Week, senior pitcher Jay Lynch was named Pitcher of the Week and freshman reliever/designated hitter Jake Cryts was named Rookie of the Week
Thomas (Merrick, N.Y.) led the conference in batting (.538), on-base percentage (.667), runs batted in (7) and slugging percentage (.769) on his way to Player of the Week honors. The outfielder had seven hits in 13 at-bats along with six walks, reaching base 13 times in 19 plate appearances for the weekend. Thomas had at-least one hit and one RBI in each of the four games. During the team's 10-run final at-bat rally in game 3, Thomas came up twice in the seventh inning and had two hits and three RBI (in the inning). He also tied a school record with four walks in game 2 of the series.
Lynch (Exton, Pa.) tossed six shutout innings, allowing only three hits and striking out three in a no decision against VMI. He left the game with a 4-0 lead and did not walk a single batter in his outing.
Cryts (Schuylkill Haven, Pa.) earned his first collegiate win after going two innings in relief during Binghamton’s 12-inning 9-7 win at VMI. Cryts allowed only one hit and struck out three without allowing a run. He also went 2-for-4 in the series finale on Sunday as a DH with a pair of singles.
2013 America East Baseball Weekly Award Winners
Feb. 18 –Player of the Week: Colin Gay (Maine); Pitcher of the Week: Frankie Vanderka (Stony Brook); Rookie of the Week: Daniel Zamora (Stony Brook)
March 2 – Player of the Week: Jake Thomas (Binghamton); Pitcher of the Week: Jay Lynch (Binghamton); Rookie of the Week: Jake Cryts (Binghamton)