PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Pitt-Greensburg OF Chris Common put together an impressive week at the plate, batting .579, with three home runs, 15 RBI, and five extra base-hits. Common hit for the cycle in the first game of the doubleheader against Chatham, driving in seven RBI, which ranks second most in UPG history for RBI in a single game. He ended the week slugging a walk-off home run to give Pitt-Greensburg the comeback 6-5 win over Penn State Behrend, which was the first sweep for the Bobcats over the Lions since 2004. Common is currently tied for third in the conference in both home runs (5) and RBI (27).
BEST OF THE REST:
La Roche OF Luis Navedo hit .500 (4 for 8) in 3 wins. He scored six runs, hit in two, tripled, doubled and drew three walks.
D'Youville OF Justin Brackna continued to be one of the Spartan's best all-around players after another week of outstanding performances. Brackna led the team with a .538 average, five doubles, seven hits and three RBI this past week. Justin has recorded a hit in each of the last eight games, including six multi-hit games. In game two against Hilbert on Wednesday, Justin went 3-5 including three doubles and two RBI. So far this season, Brackna leads the team in batting averages (.441), runs (11), doubles (7), triples (2) and is tied for first in RBI (12). He is also second in hits (26) and has only two errors on the season. Justin is fourth in batting average in the AMCC.
Mount Aloysius INF/OF Dalton Garlock collected 12 hits on the week to lead the Mounties to a 3-3 week. He hit .571 with four doubles and three stolen bases.
Hilbert 2B Ian Moran has been strong for the Hawks all year on the base paths and Wednesday at D'Youville was no different. In the doubleheader, the freshman stole 7 bases propelling him to an AMCC leading 19 stolen bases in just 20 games. Moran finished the day going 3 for 8 with 2 walks, 2 runs scored and an RBI giving him a .375 batting average and .500 on base percentage for the week.