March 24, 2014
NEW YORK – Seton Hall keeps rolling, and on Monday two Pirates picked up BIG EAST weekly baseball honors. Junior Tyler Boyd was named the Player of the Week, while Josh Prevost tossed another series-opening gem to garner his fourth Pitcher of the Week nod this season.
Five players were named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll, led by Zach Lauricella and James Lomangino of St. John’s. The pair helped the Red Storm extend their win streak to 10 thanks to a 5-0 week. Also on the honor roll are Georgetown’s Matt Smith, Xavier’s Derek Hasenbeck and Butler’s Jeff Schank.
BIG EAST Player of the Week
TYLER BOYD, SETON HALL Jr., DH, Succasunna, N.J.
Boyd was a facilitator at the plate for the Pirates, who went 3-1 with a weekend sweep of Fairleigh Dickinson. He opened the week 2-for-4 at the plate with a run scored and an RBI against St. Peter’s before opening the FDU series with another 2-for-4 showing with a double and run scored in a 3-1 win. With Seton Hall trailing 5-3 in Saturday’s second game, Boyd crushed a three-run home run to put the Pirates ahead in an eventual 10-5 win. He finished the day 3-for-5 with a steal, a double and three RBIs. On Sunday, Boyd had another RBI, a double and a walk to finish the week hitting .500 (8-for-16).
BIG EAST Pitcher of the Week
JOSH PREVOST, SETON HALL Sr., RHP, Belle Mead, N.J.
Prevost tossed his third complete game of the season, giving up one earned run on four hits with one walk and five strikeouts in Seton Hall’s 3-1 victory over Fairleigh Dickinson. Prevost improved to 6-0 on the season while dipping his ERA further to 1.69.
BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll
DEREK HASENBECK, XAVIER Jr., DH/C, Poway, Calif.
ZACH LAURICELLA, ST. JOHN’S Jr., OF, Buffalo, N.Y.
Hit .389 (7-for-18) with three multi-hit games while scoring a team-best eight runs as the Red Storm went 5-0 last week to extend their win streak to 10 straight. Four of his seven hits went for extra bases, and he finished with four RBIs.
Hit .448 (12-for-28) with four multi-hit games and drove in four in six outings total. Went 2-for-5 with two RBIs and scored twice in a 14-0 whitewash of Ohio last Tuesday. Followed it up with a 4-for-5 outing at Ohio State. Hit 6-for-18 with a pair of RBIs in a four-game series against Illinois over the weekend.
MATT SMITH, GEORGETOWN So., RHP, Cranberry Township, Pa.
Tossed a career outing on Friday, allowing just one run over 7.2 innings in the Hoyas’ 6-2 win over Towson. Faced just one batter over the minimum through five. Allowed four hits and struck out one.
JAMES LOMANGINO, ST. JOHN’S R-Sr., RHP, Ronkonkoma, N.Y.
Earned his second win in as many starts after surrendering two unearned runs over seven innings in St. John’s 15-4 win over James Madison on Friday. Gave up four hits and struck out six while issuing just one free pass.
JEFF SCHANK, BUTLER Fr., LHP, Naperville, Ill.
Started two games and went 1-0 with 10 strikeouts and a 2.25 ERA over 12 innings for the Bulldogs. Tossed six innings with seven strikeouts in an 8-3 win over Rockhurst. Tossed six shutout innings in an eventual 2-0 blanking of Western Illinois.