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Stony Brook's Kevin Krause and UMass Lowell's Danny Mendick were named Co-Players of the Week.
Courtesy: America East Communications

Krause, Mendick Share #AEBASE Player of the Week Award

Release: 04/28/2014
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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Two America East standouts posted almost identical offensive numbers as Stony Brook's Kevin Krause and UMass Lowell's Danny Mendick were named Co-Players of the Week, the conference office announced Monday. Maine's Tommy Lawrence earned Pitcher of the Week honors and UMass Lowell's Ian Strom grabbed Rookie of the Week. Here are the week 11 award winners:

Co-Player of the Week
Kevin Krause, Jr., C/OF. Stony Brook
Staten Island, N.Y.

  • Hit .500 last week (8-for-16) with two home runs, nine RBI a .600 on-base percentage and a 1.000 slugging percentage as Stony Brook went 3-1.  
  • The two home runs and nine RBI tied Krause for tops in the conference. His .500 batting average tied him for third while he led the conference in both slugging and on-base percentage.
  • Went three-for-four with three RBI and two runs scored in game one vs. Albany.
  • Had three hits and four RBI in the series finale vs. the Great Danes. Finished the three-game series seven-of-12 at the plate with seven runs scored.

Co-Player of the Week
Danny Mendick, Jr., SS, UMass Lowell
Rochester, N.Y.

  • Hit .500 (8-of-16) with two home runs and nine RBI as UMass Lowell went 4-0 last week.
  • Also finished with a .526 on-base percentage and a .938 slugging percentage.
  • The nine RBI tied him for the best in the league last week while his .500 batting average tied for third.
  • Drove in at-least one run in each of the four games and had three multi-hit games.
  • Scored nine runs to lead the league last week.
  • Had a monster game in game two vs. UMBC, belting two home runs and driving in six RBI.

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

  • Threw his second-straight complete-game shutout, scattering five hits over seven innings in a 1-0 win over NYIT.
  • Struck out a career-high 14 batters over seven innings, finishing just three strikeouts shy of the school record.

Rookie of the Week
Ian Strom, Fr., CF, UMass Lowell
Hopedale, Mass.

  • Hit. 500 (8-for-16) while driving in five runs and scoring six to help UMass Lowell go 4-0 last week.
  • Had at-least one hit in each of the four games and recorded three multi-hit games.
  • Finished 7-for-13 in a three-game sweep of UMBC, driving in all five of his runs in that series.

Around the League

  • Stony Brook moved into first place with a three-game sweep of Albany while Hartford dropped two out of three.
  • UMass Lowell has won six-straight and notched its third America East series win of the year.
  • Maine took three of four from NYIT, including a pair of 1-0 wins.
  • Binghamton have won six of its last seven to climb within four of the .500 mark.
  • UMBC defeated George Washington and Coppin State last week to extend its winning streak to seven before being swept by UMass Lowell. The seven-game win streak was the longest in program history since 2000.

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
April 28 – Co-Players of the Week: Kevin Krause, Jr., C/OF, Stony Brook & Danny Mendick, Jr., SS, UMass Lowell; Pitcher of the Week: Tommy Lawrence, Sr., RHP, Maine; Rookie of the Week: Ian Strom, Fr., CF, UMass Lowell

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