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Baseball Athletes of the Week: April 15, 2019

baseball athletes of the week for April 15, 2019

Player of the Week

Nick Herzog (UMass Boston) - Senior – Outfield – Riverhead, N.Y.
Herzog was named Little East Conference Baseball Player of the Week after batting .474 (9-19) and slugging 1.053 while racking up one double, two triples, two home runs, six RBI and 10 runs scored during a 4-1 week for the Beacons. He started the week going 1-for-3 with a pair of run scored in a 7-3 win over No. 3 Southern Maine before going 1-for-4 with a double and a run scored in a 4-1 non-conference win at Roger Williams and going 2-for-5 with a two-run homer in a 6-3 non-conference setback at No. 14 Babson. Herzog called the week going 5-for-7 with two triples, one home run, four RBI and five runs scored as the Beacons swept a conference twin bill against Eastern Connecticut by final counts of 6-0 and 10-7.

Pitcher of the Week

Fernando Burgos (UMass Boston) – Senior – Hyde Park, Mass.
Burgos was named Little East Conference Baseball Pitcher of the Week after going 1-0 while not allowing run over nine total innings in his two appearances on the hill for the Beacons last week. He allowed two hits with one strikeout over two scoreless innings of relief in UMass Boston's 4-1 non-conference win at Roger Williams before scattering eight hits while fanning three batters over a season-high seven scoreless frames to earn the decision in a 6-0 conference victory over Eastern Connecticut.

Rookie of the Week

Dylan Fashempour (UMass Boston) – Freshman – Pitcher – Redlands, Calif.
Fashempour was named Little East Conference Baseball Rookie of the Week after going 2-0 over his two scoreless appearances on the hill this week for the Beacons, totaling seven strikeouts in his 7.1 innings of work. The freshman tossed six scoreless innings to pick up the win in UMass Boston's 7-3 win over No. 3 Southern Maine, allowing just three hits while fanning six batters. He then allowed one hit and recorded one punch out over 1.1 scoreless innings of relief to earn the decision in a 10-7 game-two win over Eastern Connecticut.

Previous Athlete of the Week Recipients

Player of the Week
February 25 - Davis Mikell (Castleton)
March 4 - Davis Mikell (Castleton)
March 11 - Davis Mikell (Castleton)
March 18 - Alexander White (Eastern Connecticut)
March 25 - Devin Warren (Southern Maine)
April 1 - Greg Campbell (Western Connecticut)
April 8 - Tyler Walsh (Rhode Island College)

Pitcher of the Week
February 25 – Gerrett Moran (Castleton)
March 4 - Andy Kenosh (Castleton)
March 11 – Connor Davey (Rhode Island College)
March 18 - Jordan Muchin (Eastern Connecticut)
March 24 - Jordan Muchin (Eastern Connecticut)
April 1 - Matt Cronin (UMass Dartmouth)
April 8 - Tucker Hetherman (UMass Dartmouth) / Ben Lambert (Southern Maine)

Rookie of the Week
February 25 – Jon Candiales (UMass Dartmouth)
March 4 – no nominees
March 11 – Stephen Andrews (Rhode Island College)
March 18 - Zach Edwards (Western Connecticut)
March 25 - Matt Malcom (Eastern Connecticut)
April 1 - Mike Sollitto (UMass Dartmouth)
April 8 - Luke Broadhurst (Eastern Connecticut)