Ivy League Players of the Week

PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Dartmouth’s Mike Pagliarulo (Winchester, Mass.) found his power stroke this week, blasting four home runs in the five games he started while driving in a team-high 11 runs. He cranked his first homer, a solo shot, against Vermont before sending three out of the park in the final three games at Yale. His three-run shot in the first game Sunday gave Dartmouth a quick 3-0 lead in the first, then he capped the series finale with a grand slam in the ninth. The senior first baseman had four RBIs in each game of the Sunday doubleheader, equaling his career high. For the week, Pagliarulo hit .381 (8-for-21) with a double, four homers, four walks, two hit by pitches, seven runs and 11 RBIs, slugging an even 1.000.

CO-PITCHERS OF THE WEEK

Brown’s Mark Gormley (Milton, Mass.) had two impressive outings last week. In the opener against Marist he came in to pitch 1 2/3 strong innings, giving up just a single hit and no runs to the Red Foxes. His pitching proved extremely valuable, as Brown won a close game 3-2 in the late innings, a comeback that would have been impossible without the bullpen. The sophomore then turned in a terrific start in the first game of a series sweep against Harvard, throwing the first 6.1 innings of a 7-frame game. He allowed just one run while striking out six, pushing his WHIP for the week overall below 1.00, and giving opposing batters nothing to hit, holding them to just .226.

Sophomore David Palms (Smithfield, R.I.) pitched seven shutout innings and scattered three hits to lead Princeton to a 5-0 shutout of Penn in Sunday’s first game. The win was Palms’ third straight as he lowered his team’s best ERA to 2.74. The senior was in command for much of the game, striking out four batters and only seeing six Quakers reach base.

ROOKIE OF THE WEEK

Freshman Chris McNulty (Bayonne, N.J.) is developing into Penn’s most reliable starter as he tossed his second complete game in as many weeks. This weekend, he fired nine scoreless innings for his second collegiate win. He allowed just six hits against Princeton while striking out seven and issuing zero walks in Penn’s 4-0 win. The win followed up his first career save on Thursday as he shut down La Salle after Penn rallied from a late deficit to win 12-9. He has not allowed a run over his last 13.1 innings, covering three appearances.