April 14, 2014
NEW YORK – It was a big weekend in BIG EAST baseball for Creighton and Xavier, and each had a player grab a weekly honor from the conference on Monday. Creighton’s Reagan Fowler was named the Player of the Week and Xavier hurler Scott Klever was tabbed the Pitcher of the Week for their performances from April 7-13.
BIG EAST Player of the Week
REAGAN FOWLER, CREIGHTON So., 1B, Omaha, Neb.
After sitting out BIG EAST play last weekend because of the odd number of teams, Fowler helped the Bluejays break through with a three-game series sweep of Georgetown in Omaha. After starting with an 0-for-3 on Friday, Fowler erupted by going 3-for-4 with two doubles, five RBI and two runs scored in Creighton’s 13-4 win in Saturday’s first game. The night cap was much the same, as he was 4-for-4 with a double, a triple, three RBI and four runs scored. He drove in the first two runs of both Saturday games, the first with a two-run double and the second with a two-RBI triple to ignite the Creighton offense. Including a 1-for-4 showing against Nebraska with one run scored, Fowler was 8-for-15 (.533), scored seven times, drove in eight runs and slugged .867.
BIG EAST Pitcher of the Week
SCOTT KLEVER, XAVIER Sr., RHP, Cincinnati, Ohio
Klever tossed the first complete game of his career and picked up his team-leading fifth win of the season in Saturday’s 5-0 victory over Villanova. The senior righty allowed just two hits and walked one while striking out five and tossing 117 pitches. Only five Wildcats reached base against him. Klever lowered his ERA to 3.50 and is 5-3 in nine appearances.
BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll
BRIAN BRUENING, XAVIER Jr., CF, Columbus, Ohio
MATT WARREN, CREIGHTON So., RHP, Omaha, Neb.
Improved to 7-0 by tossing Creighton’s first complete game since May 22, 2012, needing 106 pitches in a 2-0 win over Georgetown on Friday. Allowed two hits and walked four, with no Hoya baserunner getting beyond second. It was the first time in his career Warren went the distance.
Hit .316 (6-for-19) at the plate for the week and was 6-for-12 (.500) in the three-game sweep of Villanova. Scored five times and drove in seven runs against the Wildcats. Went 2-for-4 with a double, a homer and four RBI in Saturday’s 5-0 win.
JOSH PREVOST, SETON HALL Sr., RHP, Belle Mead, N.J.
Prevost overwhelmed NYIT, pitching an eight-inning complete game with 12 strikeouts while walking none and allowing just one hit in a 21-0 whitewash. He took a no-hitter into the seventh. He boasts a 7.67 strikeouts-to-walks ratio.
ALEX CARUSO, ST. JOHN’S So., OF, Liverpool, N.Y.
Batted a team-high .583 (7-of-12) with a pair of three-hit games in a three-game sweep of Butler. Riding a five-game hitting streak, including a pair of 3-for-4 showings in games two and three. Drove in one run and scored three times in the series.
DEREK JENKINS, SETON HALL So., OF, Annandale, N.J.
Batted .500 (8-for-16), scored six times, drove in three runs and went 6-for-7 in steals during Seton Hall’s 4-0 week.
JAMES LOMANGINO, ST. JOHN’S R-Sr., RHP, Ronkonkoma, N.Y.
Matched a career high with a season-best 10 strikeouts in eight innings of one-run ball in a 3-1 victory over Butler. Held the Bulldogs to just four hits and a .148 average at the plate.