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Jake Thomas hit .615 last week in four games for the Bearcats.
Courtesy: America East Communications

Big Offensive Numbers Net Thomas #AEBASE Player of the Week

Release: 04/21/2014
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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – An outstanding offensive week by Binghamton outfielder Jake Thomas helped the Bearcats go 3-1 and earned the junior America East baseball Player of the Week accolades, the conference office announced Monday. Joining Thomas in the weekly awards are Maine senior Tommy Lawrence (Pitcher of the Week), Stony Brook freshman Ryley MacEachern (Co-Rookie of the Week) and Hartford freshman David MacKinnon (Co-Rookie of the Week). Here are the week 10 award winners:

Player of the Week
Jake Thomas, Jr., OF, Binghamton
Merrick, N.Y.

  • Led the conference in every major offensive category last week, hitting .615 (8-for-13) with two home runs, eight RBI and six runs scored.
  • Belted a grand slam and a two run home run to carry Binghamton past Maine, 8-2, in the series finale on Sunday, giving the Bearcats the series win.
  • Had a career-high six RBI in that game and marked the second time in two weeks he has hit two home runs in one game.
  • Collected hits in each of Binghamton’s four games last week including three multi-hit games.
  • Had on-base percentage of .722 for the week.

Pitcher of the Week
Tommy Lawrence, Sr., RHP, Maine
West Hartford, Conn.

  • Threw a complete-game shutout, lifting Maine to a 3-0 win over Binghamton in game one of the series.
  • Scattered six hits and two walks over nine innings to record an .889 WHIP.
  • Finished with seven strikeouts and held Binghamton to a .194 batting average in the game.

Co-Rookie of the Week
David MacKinnon, Fr., UT, Hartford
Easton, Mass.

  • Hit. .385 (5-for-13) last week, helping Hartford go 4-0 including a sweep over Albany in conference play.
  • Drove in four runs, including three in a 12-9 win over the Great Danes in the final game of the series.
  • Went 2-for-3 in the final game of the series, scoring one run and stealing two bases.
  • Did not commit an error in three games at third base on nine chances.

Co-Rookie of the Week
Ryley MacEachern, Fr., RHP, Stony Brook
Saugus, Mass.

  • Started the second game of Friday’s doubleheader vs. UMass Lowell, allowing only one run on four hits in seven innings, striking out eight.
  • Struck out four batters over the first three innings.
  • After giving up one run in the fourth, he allowed only one more batter to reach second base in the final three innings.
  • Received a no-decision but his ERA remained under one in conference games at 0.75.

Around the League

  • UMBC swept Albany for the first time in program history.
  • Albany’s Evan Harasta hit a two-out, three-run walk-off home run in game one of the series against UMass Lowell to give the Great Danes an 8-7 win. Albany won two of three in the series.
  • Maine went 4-0 last week including sweeping a three-game series against UMass Lowell.
  • Stony Brook is 20-5 in its last 25 games since starting the season 0-6.

Feb. 17 – Player of the Week: Troy Black, Sr., SS, Maine; Sr., Pitcher of the Week: Scott Heath, Jr., Maine; Rookie of the Week: Jake Osborne, Fr., LF, Maine
Feb. 25 – Player of the Week: Bill Bereszniewicz, Sr., CF, Binghamton; Pitcher of the Week: Sean Newcomb, So., P, Hartford; Rookie of the Week: Ian Strom, Fr., OF, UMass Lowell
March 4 – Player of the Week: Danny Mendick, Jr., SS, UMass Lowell; Pitcher of the Week: Mike Calzetta, Sr., UMass Lowell; Rookie of the Week: Steve Xirinachs, Fr., P, UMass Lowell
March 11 – Player of the Week: Kevin Courtney, Sr., 1B, Stony Brook; Pitcher of the Week: Frankie Vanderka, Sr., P, Stony Brook; Rookie of the Week: Casey Baker, Fr., Util., Stony Brook
March 17 – Player of the Week: Troy Black, Sr., SS, Maine; Co-Pitchers of the Week: Matt Gallup, Jr., P, Albany & Sean Newcomb, Jr., P, Hartford; Rookie of the Week:  Hunter Dolshun, Fr., DH, UMBC
March 24 – Player of the Week: Robert Chavarria, Jr., 2B, Stony Brook; Pitcher of the Week: Frankie Vanderka, Sr., P, Stony Brook; Co-Rookies of the Week:  David Drouin, Fr., P, Hartford & Cameron Stone, Fr., P, Stony Brook
April 1 – Player of the Week: Jake Barnes, Jr., OF, UMBC; Pitcher of the Week: Sean Newcomb, Jr., RHP, Hartford; Rookie of the Week: Ryley MacEachern, Fr., RHP, Stony Brook
April 8 – Player of the Week: Jake Thomas, Jr., OF, Binghamton; Pitcher of the Week: Jake Cryts, So., RHP, Binghamton; Rookie of the Week: Eddie Posavec, Fr., C, Binghamton
April 14 – Player of the Week: Jack Parenty, So., OF, Stony Brook: Pitcher of the Week: Ryley MacEachern, Fr., P, Stony Brook; Rookie of the Week: Andrew Casali, Fr., OF, UMBC
April 21 – Player of the Week: Jake Thomas, Jr., OF, Binghamton; Pitcher of the Week: Tommy Lawrence, Sr., RHP, Maine; Co-Rookies of the Week: Ryley MacEachern, Fr., P, Stony Brook & David MacKinnon, Fr., UT, Hartford

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