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Grantham, Hill Claim Weekly Baseball Honors for May 12th

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Senior shortstop Jeff Grantham of St. John’s has been named BIG EAST Player of the Week, while junior RHP Michael Hill of Cincinnati has been named BIG EAST Pitcher of the Week.

Grantham was 10-for-19 (.526) in a 4-1 week for the Red Storm. He scored four times and drove in seven on the strength of three doubles and a home run. In Game 2 against USF, Gratham led off the 10th inning with a walk-off home run, giving STJ a 4-3 win.

Hill hurled a three-hit complete game in leading the Bearcats to a 7-1 win over Seton Hall. He surrendered only three singles and one run, while striking out a career-high 10 batters. Hill retired the final 13 Pirates he faced. He also became the first UC pitcher since 1999 to strike out four batters in one inning.

Scott Barnes, St. John’s, LHP, Jr.

1-0, 7.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 9 Ks

Josh Harrison, Cincinnati, RF, Jr.

7-for-13, .538 AVG, 5 R, 6 RBIs, 3 2B, 3 SB, .769 SLG, Team: 3-1

Bill Hoffman, Villanova, RHP, Sr.

1-0, 9.0 IP, 1 R, 8 Ks, 8 H, 0 BB

Ryan Lockwood, USF, OF, Fr.

8-for-13, .615 AVG, 1 R, 1 2B, 2 RBIs, .692 SLG, Team: 1-3, extended hitting streak to 30 games

Matt Yurish, West Virginia, LHP, Sr.

1-0, 9.0 IP, 9 Ks, 2 R, 1 ER, 7 H, 1 BB

The BIG EAST is the largest and most diverse Division I conference in the country. It was formed in 1979 and represents the athletic interests of 16 member institutions including the University of Cincinnati, University of Connecticut, DePaul University, Georgetown University, University of Louisville, Marquette University, University of Notre Dame, University of Pittsburgh, Providence College, Rutgers University, St. John’s University, Seton Hall University, University of South Florida, Syracuse University, Villanova University and West Virginia University. The BIG EAST Conference has captured 25 national championships in six different sports and is a founding member of the Bowl Championship Series. For more information on the Conference and its membership, please visit

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