BIG EAST Baseball Honors

FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Seton Hall righthanded pitcher Joe DiRocco and Louisville first baseman Andrew Clark are the winners of the BIG EAST’s weekly baseball honors for the week-ending May 2.

DiRocco earned the victory in a 3-1 win at USF on April 30. The junior pitched eight innings and allowed only one run, which came in the first inning. The righthander struck out seven and threw four 1-2-3 innings while never facing more than five batters in one inning all game. This is DiRocco’s first Pitcher of the Week honor and the first weekly recognition for Seton Hall this season.

Clark led the Cardinals at the plate, hitting .600 with three home runs, 12 RBI and a slugging percentage of 1.267 as No. 12/13 Louisville went 4-0 with a mid-week win over rival Kentucky and a weekend sweep of Rutgers. The week was highlighted by his performance in Saturday’s series finale against the Scarlet Knights, when he went 4-for-4 with two home runs, a three-run shot and a grand slam both in the first inning of the game, and a career-best eight RBI. On the season, Clark is hitting .406 with 11 home runs and 46 RBI. This is Clark’s second Player of the Week recognition of the season.

Honor Roll

Jeremy Baltz, St. John’s, LF, Fr.

.471 AVG (8-for-17), 4 R, 2 2B, 3 HR, 7 RBI, Team: 3-1

Zach Duggan, Pittsburgh, CF, Jr.

.625 AVG (5-for-8), 3 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 6 RBI, 2-2 SB, Team: 1-1

Brian Garman, Cincinnati, LHP, Sr.

1-0, 1.00 ERA, 3 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 9 SO, Team: 4-1

Dain Hall, Villanova, DH, Jr.

.500 AVG (11-for-22), 8 R, 2 2B, 1 3B, 5 RBI, Team: 4-1

Kyle Hansen, St. John’s, RHP, Fr.

1-0, 1.17 ERA, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 9 SO, Team: 3-1

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 28 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 www.bigeast.org.