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Member institutions of the New England Collegiate Conference, North Atlantic Conference and Midwest Conference gained top accolades on the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association’s Division III Hitter, Pitcher and Rookie of Week announcement for the period of April 23-29.
HITTER OF WEEK
Senior third baseman John Arancio helped lead the Mountaineers of Southern Vermont College to a split last week. The Oradell, New Jersey, native hit the cover off the ball, as he batted .688 with a 1.500 slugging percentage. He hit a home run in three straight games, including his second grand slam of the year. The senior totaled 11 RBI, nine runs scored and a walk. In his 16 at-bats, Arancio only struck out once, while registering two doubles and a triple. In the Mountaineers conference win over Newbury, the senior hit for the cycle, going 4-for-5 at the plate. The Mountaineer then tallied his 100th career hit in the backend of a doubleheader with Lesley.
Past Hitters of the Week: Colman Hendershot, New York University
Austin Parent, Pitt-Bradford
Chris Fowler, UMass-Boston
Tommy Epsaro, DeSales
Daytona Bryden, UW-Whitewater
Will Welsh, Lancaster Bible
Carson Cox, Concordia (Texas)
Ben Sexton, Emory and Henry
Joesph Belarde, Iowa Wesleyan
Honorable Mention Hitter: Cole Migliorini, sr., OF, Randolph-Macon - Wrapped up the regular season with a hot bat as he registered a .727/.800/1.455 slash line in the Yellow Jackets 2-1 week that saw them secure the top seed in the upcoming ODAC Tournament. Migliorini went 8-for-11 with a triple, two homers, seven runs driven in, six runs scored, four walks, and a pair of stolen bases. He was 4-for-4 with a triple, homer, four RBI, four runs scored, and a steal in a 14-3 non-conference win at St. Mary's (Md.). In a doubleheader split with Roanoke, he went 4-for-7 with a homer and three RBI in a 12-0 shutout victory in game one and two more singles in an 11-3 setback in game two.
PITCHER OF WEEK
Freshman Cam Graham made history for the Husson College Eagles team last week. The Littleton, Maine, native threw a no-hitter against NAC rival Lyndon on Sunday. The freshman went seven innings, walked two and struck out seven. The 1-0 no-hitter was the first no-hitter for a Husson pitcher since 2006.
Past Pitcher of the Week: Ryan Orr, Kalamazoo
Jack Herzin, Penn State-Behrend
Matt D'Ambrosia, Muhlenburg
Charlie Ruegger, Stevens
Ryan Miller, Benedictine
Colin Coffey, Luther
Greg Schneider, Frostburg State
Patrick Mayback, Salve Regina
Jimi Keating, Spalding
Honorable Mention Pitcher: Mike Formella, sr., Concordia (Ill.) - Came out of the bullpen in five of CUC's eight games and converted all five save attempts, including a four-inning stint and a three-inning stint. The senior pitched 11.2 scoreless innings, allowing just two hits and no walks while fanning 14.
ROOKIE OF WEEK
Ripon College pitcher Austin Fox baffled Midwest Conference rival Beloit College April 28. The Oshkosh, Wis., native took a no-hitter into the ninth inning against the Buccaneers before a one-out single ended the bid for his first career no-no. He finished the 8-0 victory allowing just that one hit, while striking out eight batters in the first complete game shutout of his career. He retired the side in order in five of his nine innings, and did not allow a runner past second base until the final frame.
Past Rookie of the Week: Jack Koch, Union
Jack Koch, Union
Joel Pierce, Wheaton (Ill.)
Jack Layrisson, La Grange
Shayne Audet, New England College
Isaiah Ausby, Cavenovia
Justin Provost, Rowan
Justin Green, St. Mary's (Minn.)
Tristen Luck, Methodist
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