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Record-setting Brian Mauro of DeSales University and closer Alex DiSanto of the State University of New York-College at Old Westbury have been named the ninth and next-to-last 2013 NCAA Division III National Hitter and Pitcher of the Week for April 22-28 as voted on by a panel of D-III members of the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association.
Mauro, a senior first baseman from Merrick, N.Y., was outstanding in leading the Bulldogs to a 3-1 record, batting .733 (11-for-15) with four doubles, two home runs, eight runs scored, 10 RBIs, a .778 on base pct., and a 1.400 slugging pct. He had four multi-hit games, starting with a 2-for-4 with two RBIs vs. Scranton. In the first of a three-game set with King’s, he was 3-for-4 with two home runs, four RBIs and three runs scored. In a twinbill on Saturday, he was 6-for-7 with three doubles, five runs scored and four RBIs. In the process, he broke the single-season record for doubles in a season at DeSales, recording his 24th of the year. Mauro is now hitting .500 with five home runs, 51 RBIs, and 24 doubles to lead the Bulldogs in those categories.
|Alex DiSanto, SUNY-Old
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DiSanto, a junior right-hander from New Hyde Park, N.Y, was a perfect 4-for-4 in save opportunities as he tossed six scoreless innings while allowing just two hits and fanning nine. He began the week with three innings of one-hit relief, striking out five, in a 10-0 win over CCNY, then threw one inning with two strikeouts to preserve a 5-2 win over Lehman. He notched a pair of saves on Apr. 27 in the Panthers’ 4-1 and 3-2 victories over SUNY-Purchase, fanning two in the last inning of the opener, as Old Westbury secured the No. 2 seed in the upcoming Skyline Conference championship. He has tied the program’s single-season record with 12 saves. DiSanto was the Skyline Pitcher of the Week for the third time this season.
Honorable Mention Hitters: Erik Munzer (Pomona-Pitzer) - .778 (14-18), 3 doubles, 1 triple, 8 RBI, 7 runs, 1.056 slugging pct.; Jimmy Spagna (John Carroll) - .533 (8-15), 2 doubles, 1 triple, 2 home runs, 15 RBI, 5 runs, 1.200 slugging pct.; Daryn Streed (Rockford) - .500 (17-34), 6 doubles, 2 home runs, 12 RBI, 10 runs, .853 slugging pct.; Ryan Schilter (Wisconsin-Stevens Point) - .378 (14-37), 5 home runs, 9 RBI, 15 runs, .784 slugging pct.; Hunter Gallant (Willamette) - .524 (11-21), 3 doubles, 1 triple, 1 home run, 5 RBI, 7 runs, .905 slugging pct.; Jordan Nieman (Manchester) - .429 (6-14), 2 doubles, 1 triple, 2 home runs, 6 RBI, 3 runs, 1.143 slugging pct.
Honorable Mention Pitchers: Max Beatty (Pacific Lutheran) - 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 9.0 ip, 1 cg, 5 hits, 12 strikeouts; Nolan Schaeffer (Anderson) - 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 7.0 ip, 1 hit, 3 strikeouts; Brandon Holsworth (Gallaudet) - 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 7.0 ip, 1 cg, 2 hits, 6 strikeouts; Lucas Ilges (Massachusetts-Boston) - 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 9.0 ip, 1 cg, 3 hits, 6 strikeouts; Frank Baldini (Ramapo) - 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 7.0 ip, 1 cg, 3 hits, 7 strikeouts; Scott Benson (Wartburg) - 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 7.0 ip, 1 cg, 3 hits, 6 strikeouts; Patrick O’Brien (John Carroll) - 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 6.0 ip, 3 hits, 5 strikeouts; Tom Kerndt (Wisconsin-Whitewater) - 2-0, 3.86 ERA, 14.0 ip, 11 hits, 14 strikeouts.
2013 NCBWA NCAA Division III National Players of the Week:
Date Hitter of the Week Pitcher of the Week
Feb. 25-Mar. 3 Josh Rapacz (George
Nick Rossmiller (Thiel)
Mar. 4-10 Matt Sheneman (Neumann) Zach Jones (McDaniel)
Mar. 11-17 Daniel Donohue (Salve Regina) Nick Rossmiller (Thiel)
Jake Mailman (Wentworth Tech)
Mar. 18-24 Michael Morelli (Mount Saint Mary) Steven Ramsdell (Allegheny)
Mar. 25-31 Jonathan Mason (Bridgewater) Phil Stakely (Trine)
Apr. 1-7 Brad Gugliotta (Baldwin Wallace) Trevor Lubking (Pacific Lutheran)
Daniel Paccione (Farmingdale State)
Apr. 8-14 Ronald Echavarria (SUNY-Purchase) Ryan Jacobs (Penn State-Behrend)
Apr. 15-21 Matt Taliercio (Lancaster Bible) Derek Slagle (Penn St.-Harrisburg)
Apr. 22-28 Brian Mauro (DeSales) Alex DiSanto (SUNY-Old Westbury)