Feb. 17, 2014
NEW YORK, N.Y. – Two underclassmen from Xavier were honored by the BIG EAST on Monday after the Musketeers opened the season 3-0 for the first time since 1985. Freshman shortstop Andre Jernigan was named the BIG EAST Player of the Week while sophomore hurler Adam Hall earned a place on the Weekly Honor Roll.
Seton Hall senior righty Josh Prevost was named the BIG EAST Pitcher of the Week after tossing the Pirates to a season-opening win at No. 28 Oklahoma on Friday.
BIG EAST Player of the Week
ANDRE JERNIGAN, XAVIER Fr., SS, Fort Wayne, Ind.
Jernigan hit .545 (6-of-11) over the opening weekend to help the Musketeers jump out to their best start since 1985. Over the three games he scored five runs and drove in a pair of RBIs while registering a .643 on-base percentage. He was also 2-for-3 in stolen base attempts.
BIG EAST Pitcher of the Week
JOSH PREVOST, SETON HALL Sr., RHP, Belle Mead, N.J.
Prevost allowed just one earned run over six innings on five hits while striking out five and walking a pair in Seton Hall’s 7-5 win over No. 28 Oklahoma on Friday in the season opener. It was Prevost’s first career start. The Sooners advanced to the NCAA Super Regionals a year ago.
BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll
JAMES LOMANGINO, ST. JOHN’S R-Sr., RHP, Ronkonkoma, N.Y.
Didn’t pick up a decision but tossed five shutout innings in the Red Storm’s 2-0 win at Pepperdine on Friday. It was St. John’s first season-opening blanking of an opponent since 1981. Lomangino struck out three while walking just one.
ADAM HALL, XAVIER So., RHP, Columbus, Ohio
DILLON HAMLIN, SETON HALL Sr., C, Colts Neck, N.J.
Allowed one run on two hits while walking three over six innings as Xavier opened with a 6-4 victory over Toledo. Hall struck out four batters while holding the Rockets to a paltry .105 at the plate.
Went 5-for-9 at the plate with one home run and two RBIs in two games during the Pirates’ three-game set at Oklahoma. Did most of his damage over the weekend in Friday’s 7-5 win when he went 4-for-5 at the plate.
KEVIN JEWITT, VILLANOVA So., 3B, West Chester, Pa.
Led the Wildcats in hitting in their first series of the season at Charleston Southern, going 5-for-12 (.417) at the plate with two runs scored. Hit safely in all three games and scored twice in the third contest of the series.
WILL AMADOR, BUTLER Jr., C, Fresno, Calif.
Went 3-for-8 (.375) at the plate with every hit an extra-base knock as the Bulldogs split two games with Illinois State in Nashville, Tenn. Slugged .875 in the two games with two doubles and a triple while driving in one RBI.