2017 NESCAC Baseball Players of the Week

Player of the Week - March 20, 2017
Andrew Keith

Andrew Keith
Wesleyan University
Sophomore • Outfielder • Millersville, Md.

Keith put together an impressive week of baseball as he hit .486, collecting 17 hits with two doubles. He also scored 10 runs and stole six bases. He knocked in four runs as the Cardinals won their first five games. He registered multiple hits in six of the eight games, including a four-hit performance in Wesleyan’s 17-9 win over Kalamazoo.

Weekly Release #1

Pitcher of the Week - March 20, 2017
Tim Superko  

Tim Superko
Tufts University
Senior • Wellesley, Mass.

Superko took a perfect game into the sixth inning and finished with seven innings pitched allowing just one hit, no walks and 12 strikeouts as Tufts defeated St. Vincent, 22-0, on Saturday in Hampton, Virginia. He retired 17 straight St. Vincent batters before a pinch-hitter hit a two-out single in the top of the sixth. The lefty threw 94 pitches, 62 for strikes.


Weekly Release #1

Player of the Week - March 27, 2017
Kellen Hatheway  

Kellen Hatheway
Williams College
Sophomore • Infielder • Armonk, N.Y.

Hatheway had at least one hit in all five games in a 3-2 week for the Ephs. He batted .500 (11-for-22) with two doubles and a home run while driving in eight runs, scoring six times and stealing four bases. He had a .560 on-base percentage for the week and slugged .727. He registered 14 assists and 11 putouts at shortstop.

Weekly Release #2

Pitcher of the Week - March 27, 2017
 Dan DePaoli

 Dan DePaoli
Hamilton College
Junior • Brewster, N.Y.

DePaoli tossed his first career complete-game shutout in a 3-0 win against Bowdoin in a non-league game in Florida on March 20. In his only appearance of the week, DePaoli struck out a career-high 10 batters and walked just three batters.

Weekly Release #2

Player of the Week - April 3, 2017
Doug Schaeffer  

Doug Schaffer
Williams College
Sophomore • Third Base • New Haven, Conn.

Schaffer hit .533 for the week to lead the Ephs to a 5-0 record that included a series sweep of NESCAC West rival Middlebury. In three games against the Panthers, Schaffer went 5-for-8 (.625) and walked five times, getting on base in 10 of his 13 plate appearances (.769 OBP). He drove in four runs and scored five times versus the Panthers. He recorded six RBIs, scored eight runs and drew six walks. At third base, he registered four putouts and eight assists.

Weekly Release #3

Pitcher of the Week - April 3, 2017
Mike McCaffrey

Mike McCaffrey
Wesleyan University
Sophomore • Warwick, R.I.

McCaffrey pitched six innings in a 4-0 win in game one of the Cardinals’ doubleheader against Hamilton. The lefty allowed no runs and surrendered just three hits while striking out seven. McCaffrey pitched with a 1-0 lead until Wesleyan added some insurance runs in the bottom of the sixth. He is ranks third in the conference with 23 strikeouts.

Weekly Release #3

Player of the Week - April 10, 2017
Brett Mele

Brett Mele
Hamilton College
Senior • Catcher • Ringoes, N.J.

Mele hit .533 (8-for-15) with a slugging percentage of 1.067 in a 3-1 weekend. He hit safely in all four games and finished with 10 runs batted in, five runs scored, two doubles and three triples. He handled 18 chances behind the plate without an error. Mele tied the team record with five triples in one season and owns the program mark with seven for his Hamilton career. He drove in four runs in Sunday’s 9-8 victory against SUNY Polytechnic.

Weekly Release #4

Pitcher of the Week - April 10, 2017
John Lamont

John Lamont
Williams College
First Year • Groton, Mass.

Lamont hurled a complete-game five-hitter on Sunday in a 4-1 win over division foe Wesleyan. He struck out 15 batters and yielded just two walks. The lone run he allowed came in the ninth inning and was unearned.

Weekly Release #4 

Player of the Week - April 17, 2017
Nick Nardone

Nick Nardone
Amherst College
Sophomore • Third Base • Fairfield, Conn.

Nardone powered the offense for the Mammoths in a 4-0 week, going 7-for-14, including two home runs, and racking up 10 RBIs and scoring five runs en route to posting a .500 batting average, a .527 on base percentage and a .929 slugging percentage over the four-game span that was highlighted by a series sweep of Williams.

Weekly Release #5

Pitcher of the Week - April 17, 2017
 Brandon Lopez

Brandon Lopez
Bowdoin College
Sophomore • Amesbury, Mass.

Lopez tossed a complete game on Friday, allowing no earned runs against Trinity in a 3-1 Polar Bear win. He struck out seven batters and scattterd four hits with one walk in the victory. He also helped himself at the plate, going 3-for-4 and drove in two of Bowdoin’s three runs in the game.

Weekly Release #5

Player of the Week - April 24, 2017
Tommy O'Hara

Tommy O'Hara
Tufts University
Junior • Infield • Glenview, Ill.

O’Hara hit .471 (8-for-17) with six RBIs and three runs scored for the week. Against Bowdoin, he was 5-for-11 (.455), with a home run, four RBIs and two runs scored. In a 6-1 win on Friday, he finished 3-for-4, with a home run, two RBIs and two runs. He added two RBIs to a 6-5 win in Game 2 on Saturday. O’Hara also went 3-for-6 (.500), with two RBIs, and a run in a doubleheader split with UMass Dartmouth on Monday.

Weekly Release #6

Pitcher of the Week - April 24, 2017
Sean Hager

Sean Hager
Williams College
First Year • Berkeley Heights, N.J.

Hager threw a complete-game, three-hitter at Colby in his one start. He allowed three hits over eight innings. He did not walk a batter and struck out a career-high 10 hitters as the Ephs earned a 2-1 victory in extra innings.

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Player of the Week - May 1, 2017
Nick Falkson

Nick Falkson
Tufts University
Junior • Infield • Dedham, Mass.

Falkson was 6-for-9 with three runs scored and three RBIs in the series against Bates to help Tufts earn the top seed in the East. His two-run, walk-off home run in the bottom of the ninth in the second game of Saturday’s doubleheader gave the Jumbos the series sweep with a 6-4 win. He was hit by a pitch, scored and  doubled home a run in Saturday’s 9-1 Game 1 victory. He was 2-for-3 in each of the three games and also stole two bases.

Weekly Release #7

Pitcher of the Week - May 1, 2017
John Lamont

 John Lamont
Williams College
First Year • Groton, Mass.

Lamont allowed just one hit while walking four and striking out seven in a complete-game performance in a 1-0 win over Hamilton on Saturday. He improved his record to 4-1 and lowered his ERA to 1.80, which is second-best in the conference.

Weekly Release #7

Player of the Week - May 8, 2017
Matt Koperniak

Matt Koperniak
Trinity College
First Year • Infield/Outfield • Adams, Mass.

Koperniak batted .538 (7-for-13) with an on-base percentage of .684 and slugged 1.154 in four Trinity wins. He drove in six RBIs and scored eight runs, while also drawing six walks and stealing five bases. He was 3-for-3, with a triple, home run and three runs scored in Game 1 versus Wesleyan.

Weekly Release #8

Pitcher of the Week - May 8, 2017
Colby Morris

Colby Morris
Middlebury College
Sophomore • Ross, Calif.

Morris went 2-0 last week in seven innings of work, allowing just five hits with a 0.00 ERA. He earned a midweek win over Plattsburgh State in relief, before tossing six innings of shutout baseball as the Panthers knocked off Tufts, 4-0.

Weekly Release #8

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