Courtesy: America East Communications

3 Teams Take Home 1st #AEBASE Awards of 2017

Release: 02/21/2017

BOSTON - College baseball got started over the weekend with four America East teams starting their seasons. UMass Lowell highlighted the weekend, earning the program's first win over UConn. Here are the week one award winners:

Player of the Week
Russ Olive, UMass Lowell, So., OF/IF, Chelmsford, Mass.

  • Hit .333 with a 1.000 slugging percentage and a .412 OBP in four games.
  • Hit three home runs and drove in five runs for the weekend.
  • Four of his five hits went for extra bases.
  • Also scored three runs.

Pitcher of the Week
Nick Silva, Maine, So., SP, Miami, Fla.

  • Allowed just 1 run over six innings while striking out 5 in a no-decision at Winthrop.

Rookie of the Week
Michael Wilson, Stony Brook, Fr., 2B, Colonial, N.J.

  • Went 3-for-6 with a run scored in 3 games last week.
  • Collected 3 hits in his first career start vs. URI, going 3-for-4 with a run scored.

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