BIG EAST Weekly Baseball Awards go to Annunziata, Hall

Xavier righty starter Adam Hall

Xavier righty starter Adam Hall

Feb. 24, 2014

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Georgetown and Seton Hall both went 3-for-3 in weekend series, with the Hoyas taking down Hartford in Arlington, Va., while the Pirates’ offense erupted in a sweep at Richmond. Seton Hall’s Sal Annunziata picked up the BIG EAST Player of the Week nod, while Georgetown first baseman Steve Anderson earned a place on the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll. Xavier’s Adam Hall tossed six innings in a win at No. 12 North Carolina on Friday and was named the Pitcher of the Week.

BIG EAST Player of the Week
SAL ANNUNZIATA, SETON HALL Jr., 1B, Bronx, N.Y.
Annunziata was 7-of-13 (.538) at the dish over the weekend as the Pirates swept Richmond on the road. He opened the series going 3-for-5 with a double and RBI in Seton Hall’s 8-2 win before erupting for a 3-for-4 showing at the plate with three doubles, three RBIs and three runs scored in a 16-2 triumph in Sunday’s doubleheader opener. Annunziata was 1-for-4 with another double and two RBIs in a darkness-shortened eight-inning 6-2 win.

BIG EAST Pitcher of the Week
ADAM HALL, XAVIER So., RHP, Columbus, Ohio
Hall allowed just one earned run on four hits in six masterful innings in Xavier’s 2-1 victory at No. 12 North Carolina on Friday that pushed the Musketeers to 4-0 for the first time since 1979. The sophomore righty is 2-0 on the season with a 1.50 ERA and is holding opposing hitters to .150 at the plate.

BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll
STEVE ANDERSON, GEORGETOWN Sr., 1B, Albany, N.Y.
Went 7-for-14 (.500) at the plate and slugged .786 in a three-game weekend sweep of Hartford. Drove in a career-high five runs powered by a grand slam in Friday’s 6-3 win in the doubleheader nightcap. Also drove in the game-tying run in the bottom of the 10th of Saturday’s 11-10 win in 11 innings.


 

 

JAKE PETER, CREIGHTON Jr., 2B, Mason City, Iowa
Hit .500 (6-for-12) with five RBIs and four runs scored as the Bluejays took two of three against Minnesota. Logged a 1.000 slugging percentage and .600 on-base rate. Was 3-for-4 and drove in a pair in Sunday’s 8-0 win.

MARCOS CALDERON, BUTLER Sr., OF, Pinecrest, Fla.
Was 9-for-15 (.600) at the dish in games against Pittsburgh, Wofford and USC-Upstate. Four of his nine knocks went for extra bases.

MAX BEERMANN, VILLANOVA So., 1B, Tampa, Fla.
Led the Wildcats at the plate (.500, 5-for-10) with five runs scored, four extra base hits and four RBIs in a 2-1 weekend. Went 3-for-3 with two doubles and a triple in Sunday’s 13-10 at Norfolk State. Has hit safely in all six games this season.

JOSH PREVOST, SETON HALL Sr., RHP, Belle Mead, N.J.
Tossed his first career complete game, a six-hitter in which he allowed just two earned runs in the Pirates’ 8-2 win at Richmond on Saturday. Struck out a career-high eight batters and walked only one.