March 31, 2014
NEW YORK – Seton Hall grabbed yet another weekly award from the BIG EAST on Monday, as junior lefty Anthony Elia was honored as the conference’s pitcher of the week. He was joined by Georgetown senior first baseman Steve Anderson, who collected the BIG EAST Player of the Week nod.
The Hoyas won two of three at Grambling State over the weekend, and Anderson was right in the middle of Georgetown’s offense. Meanwhile, Elia came up with a career performance in Saturday’s doubleheader nightcap at Central Connecticut to salvage a split of the day for the Pirates. At 18-5, the Pirates remain No. 22 in the Collegiate Baseball Top 30 released on Monday.
BIG EAST Player of the Week
STEVE ANDERSON, GEORGETOWN Sr., 1B, Albany, N.Y.
Anderson paced the Hoyas’ offense to a 2-1 week. He hit .417 (5-for-12) and slugged .833 in a series win at Grambling State. In Saturday’s series opener, Anderson went 2-for-5 and came up with the decisive hit with a bases-clearing triple to snap a 1-all tie in the top of the eighth inning. Georgetown won 6-1. After Grambling tied the series in Sunday’s first game of a double dip, Anderson struck again with a 1-for-3 outing at the plate. He drilled a two-run home run, his second of the season, in a 5-3 victory.
BIG EAST Pitcher of the Week
ANTHONY ELIA, SETON HALL Jr., LHP, Flanders, N.J.
Elia turned in his best career start on Saturday against Central Connecticut, turning in a four-hit gem for his first career complete game and shutout as the Pirates beat the Blue Devils 2-0. Elia fanned a career-high seven and walked only two to enable Seton Hall to bounce back from a 1-0 loss in the first game of the doubleheader. The junior southpaw is 3-2 and lowered his ERA to 2.79.
BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll
MATT WARREN, CREIGHTON So., RHP, Omaha, Neb.
ZACK WEIGEL, SETON HALL So., OF, Oak Park, Ill.
Hit .429 to lead all Pirate starters during a 3-1 week. Reached base in every game last week while going 6-for-14 at the dish, scored four times, drove in a pair and went 1-of-2 in steal attempts.
Improved to 5-0 in Friday’s 4-3 win over Kansas State. Allowed the Wildcats just one unearned run on five hits in 6.1 innings with two strikeouts and two walks.
QUINCY QUINTERO, BUTLER So., 1B, Valencia, Calif.
Went 7-for-15 at the plate (.467) for the Bulldogs while slugging .533. Went 3-for-5 and scored once in Wednesday’s 6-2 win over Wabash, and was 1-for-3 with another run scored in Sunday’s 5-3 victory against Valparaiso.
MATT SMITH, GEORGETOWN So., RHP, Cranberry Township, Pa.
Tossed a career-high eight innings in Saturday’s 6-1 win at Grambling State. Yielded just one run on six hits while fanning eight to tie a career high. Improved his record to 3-3 and dropped his ERA to 3.12.
JOSH PREVOST, SETON HALL Sr., RHP, Belle Mead, N.J.
Authored another gem, this time scattering two hits with one walk while striking out a career-best 11 over eight shutout innings in the Pirates’ 8-0 win at Iona on Friday. The 6-foot-8 Prevost is 7-0 with a 1.45 ERA.