Courtesy: America East Communications

Yurchak's Impressive Hitting Earns #AEBASE Player of the Week Accolades

Release: 02/28/2017

BOSTON - America East baseball teams had impressive performances over the weekend, racking up 11 total wins between five teams. Binghamton went a perfect 3-0, Maine went 3-1 and both UMass Lowell and Albany had a pair of wins. Here are the week two award winners:

Player of the Week
Justin Yurchak, Binghamton, So., 3B, Clifton Park, N.Y.

  • Hit .692 (9-for-13) with five RBI, four runs and two doubles in a 3-0 week.
  • Went a combined 6-for-8 in a pair of wins over Toledo.
  • Had three hits and three RBIs in a win over Richmond on Sunday.
  • He is hitting a ridiculous .654 on the season.

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

  • Tossed six shutout innings in a win over South Dakota State.
  • Scattered five hits while striking out seven.

Rookie of the Week
Austin Young, UMass Lowell, Fr., C, Millbury, Mass.

  • Hit .545 with six hits over three games for the River Hawks.
  • Scored five runs and drove in three, including his first career home run.
  • Finished with a .909 slugging percentage and a .643 on-base percentage.

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
Feb. 28 - Player of the Week: Justin Yurchak, Binghamton; Pitcher of the Week: Nick Silva, Maine; Rookie of the Week: Austin Young, UMass Lowell