Courtesy: America East Communications

Bengtson's Walk-Offs Lead to #AEBASE Honors

Release: 04/25/2017

BOSTON - Binghamton baseball continued to roll, moving to 20-7 overall and marking the first time in program history that the Bearcats are 13-games over .500. Binghamton swept Maine and moved to 9-2 in conference play and stands in first place with a 3-game lead over second-place UMBC. Hartford also swept their conference series with a pair of thrilling victories and the Retrievers won two of three against UMass Lowell. Here are the week ten award winners:

Player of the Week
Ben Bengtson, Hartford, Jr., SS, Concord, N.H.

  • Went 6-for-14 (.429) last week in a 3-1 week, helping Hartford sweep Stony Brook with a pair of walk-off hits.
  • Drove in eight runs for the week and finished with an. 857 slugging percentage.
  • Had a walk-off single in Saturday's 5-4 win over the Seawolves.
  • Hit a walk-off solo home run to finish the sweep in a 6-5 win on Sunday.

Pitcher of the Week
Nick Kuzia, UMass Lowell, Jr., RHP, Seymour, Conn.

  • Did not surrender and earned run while going 7.1 innings in a win over UMBC.
  • Scattered five hits and walked just one batter.
  • Finished with seven strikeouts and allowed just two unearned runs.

Rookie of the Week
Christian Torres, UMBC, Fr., IF, Miami, Fla.

  • Helped UMBC win two of three gainst UMass Lowell, batting .500 in the series with two hits in each of the three games.
  • Drove in two runs and scored one.
  • Went 2-for-4 in each of the three games.

Notes

  • Binghamton is 13 games over .500 (20-7) for the first time in program history and has won seven-straight games.
  • Hartford's David MacKinnon has hit safely in 24 of his last 25 games.

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
April 18 - Player of the Week: Christopher Bec, Maine; Pitcher of the Week: Jacob Wloczewski, Binghamton; Rookie of the Week: Christian Torres, UMBC

April 25 - Player of the Week: Ben Bengtson, Hartford; Pither of the Week: Nick Kuzia, UMass Lowell; Rookie of the Week: Christian Torres, UMBC

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