Courtesy: America East Communications

Three Teams Honored in #AEBASE Week 8 Awards

Release: 04/11/2017

BOSTON - Binghamton, Maine and UMass Lowell each took two of three in conference series over the weekend as teams finished the third week of league play. Stony Brook sits atop the standings with a 4-2 record while UMass Lowell is off to a 5-3 start, but just two games separate the seventh-place team and first-place team in the standings. Here are the week eight award winners:

Player of the Week
Colby Maiola, UMass Lowell, Jr., OF, North Reading, Mass.

  • Went 6-for-11 (.545 average) in three games last week, helping the River Hawks go 2-1 against Albany.
  • Recorded two hits in each game and drove in five runs.
  • Scored four times and finished with a .909 slugging percentage and a .615 on-base percentage.

Co-Pitcher of the Week
Andrew Ryan, UMass Lowell, Jr., RHP, Rochester, Mass.

  • Tossed a eight shutout innings in a 4-0 win over Albany on Saturday.
  • Struck out eight while scattering three hits and allowing one walk.
  • 71 of his 109 pitches were strikes.

Co-Pitcher of the Week
Justin Courtney, Maine, Jr., RHP, Bangor, Maine

  • Tossed eight shutout innings in a 1-0 win over Hartford.
  • Allowed just two hits while issuing two walks.
  • Struck out five.

Rookie of the Week
Jake Miller, Binghamton, Fr., RHP, Mount Laurel, N.J.

  • Went 2-0 with a 0.000 ERA in seven innings last week.
  • Had wins over Bucknell and Penn State.
  • Tossed five shutout innings of one-hit ball at Penn State.

Notes

  • Hartford's Erik Ostberg leads the nation with a .500 batting average. Also ranks first in the coutnry with a .596 OBP and is third in slugging (.860).
  • UMass Lowell's 18 runs against Albany in the series finale set a program DI record.

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
March 6 - Player of the Week: Paul Rufo, Binghamton; Pitcher of the Week: Jacob Christian, UMBC; Rookie of the Week: Mac Wangenstein, Albany
March 13 - Player of the Week: Chris Sharpe, UMass Lowell; Pitcher of the Week: Jack McClure, Albany; Rookie of the Week: John Polichetti, UMass Lowell

March 21 - Player of the Week: Kyle Sacks, Albany; Pitcher of the Week: Kenny McLean, Albany; Rookie of the Week: John Polichetti, UMass Lowell
March 28 - Player of the Week: Brandon Janofsky, Stony Brook; Pitcher & Rookie of the Week: Brian Herrmann, Stony Brook
April 4 - Player of the Week: Hunter Dolshun, UMBC; Pitcher of the Week: Colin Duffley, UMass Lowell; Rookie of the Week: Greg Marino, Stony Brook
April 11 - Player of the week: Colby Maiola, UMass Lowell; Co-Pitchers of the Week: Andrew Ryan, UMass Lowell & Justin Courtney, Maine; Rookie of the Week: Jake Miller, Binghamton

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