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Baseball Weekly Release - Week 2

Baseball Weekly Release - Week 2

Complete Baseball Weekly Release in PDF format

Photos courtesy of Cornell, Dartmouth and Harvard Athletic Communications

PRINCETON
, N.J. -- Cornell junior outfielder Dale Wickham and Dartmouth senior right-handed pitcher Beau Sulser were selected as the Player and Pitcher of the Week, respectively, after leading their teams to series victories. Harvard freshman infielder Quinn Hoffman was named the Rookie of the Week.

LEAGUE NOTES

  • Harvard boasts a 4-0 record for the first time since 1986, as the League's last remaining unbeaten team. The Crimson outscored Lafayette and Coppin State 39-6 to open the 2017 campaign.
  • Dartmouth also owns four wins on the year—after taking 2-of-3 games at No. 17 Miami.
  • The Big Green's Michael Danielak and Beau Sulser each own two victories in two appearances this season. Danielak has a 0.00 ERA and 12 strikeouts on the season, while Sulser boasts a 0.00 ERA and 18 strikeouts.
  • Cornell possesses a winning record at 2-1, having won 2-of-3 games against reigning Patriot League champion Navy last week.   
  • Yale's Griffin Dey leads the League with three home runs and seven RBIs.
  • Four Ivies hit over .500 through the first week of the season—Brown's Mark Sluys (.636), Cornell's Dale Wickham (.600), Harvard's Matt Rothenberg (.600) and Yale's Simon Whiteman (.500).

UPCOMING SCHEDULE
Tuesday, March 7
Penn vs. Valparaiso, 2 pm

Wednesday, March 8
Penn vs. Valparaiso, 2 pm
Yale at Stony Brook, 3 pm

Thursday, March 9
Penn vs. St. Bonaventure, 2 pm

Friday, March 10
Cornell vs. George Mason, 2:30 pm
1-Columbia vs. South Alabama, 4 pm
Princeton at UNC Greensboro, 4 pm
Harvard at Jacksonville, 6 pm
Brown at Texas A&M, 7:35 pm

Saturday, March 11
Yale vs. Saint Joseph's, 12 pm
Penn vs. Fairfield, 12 pm
Harvard at Jacksonville, 1 pm
Princeton at UNC Greensboro, 1 pm
1-Columbia at Mississippi State, 2 pm
Cornell at George Mason, 2 pm
Brown at Texas A&M, 3:05 pm
Penn vs. Fairfield, 3:30 pm
Princeton at UNC Greensboro, 4 pm
Yale at William & Mary, 4 pm
Harvard at Jacksonville, 4:30 pm

Sunday, March 12
Penn vs. Fairfield, 10 am
1-Columbia vs. South Alabama, 12 pm
Yale at William & Mary, 1 pm
Princeton at UNC Greensboro, 1 pm
Harvard at Jacksonville, 1 pm
Cornell at George Mason, 1 pm
Brown at Texas A&M, 1:05 pm
1-Columbia at Mississippi State, 3 pm

KEY
1-Mississippi State Tournament in Starkville, Miss.

PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Cornell junior outfielder Dale Wickham (Victor, N.Y.) hit .600 with nine hits in 15 at-bats in a season-opening three-game series for the Big Red.

The Victor, N.Y., native was a key cog in the Cornell offense, compiling three-straight multi-hit games to propel the Big Red to a series win over reigning Patriot League champion Navy. Wickham tallied three doubles, six runs scored, four RBIs and a stolen base on the week. His best performance came in the nightcap on Saturday, March 4, when he accumulated a career-high four hits—a feat Cornell mustered just twice last season.

Wickham is the first Cornell student-athlete to be named Player of the Week since Cole Rutherford on April 19, 2016.

Wickham's Statistics for the Week
3 G, .600 AVG (9-for-15), 6 R, 3 2B, 4 RBI, 1 SB, .600 OBP, .800 SLG

PITCHER OF THE WEEK
Dartmouth senior right-handed pitcher Beau Sulser (Santa Ysabel, Calif.) was masterful in the Big Green's series opener at No. 17-ranked Miami on March 3.

The Santa Ysabel, Calif., native tossed a career-high seven shutout innings, allowing just two hits and one walk. Sulser struck out 10—the most since an 11-strikeout effort against Columbia during his freshman campaign—to earn the win. His unblemished 0.00 ERA helped the Big Green to upset the Hurricanes, 1-0, en route to the series victory.

Sulser is the first Dartmouth pitcher to earn Pitcher of the Week honors since Chris Burkholder on April 12, 2016.

Sulser's Statistics for the Week
1 APP, 1 GS, 1-0, 7.0 IP, 2 H, 1 BB, 10 K, 0.00 ERA

ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Harvard freshman infielder Quinn Hoffman (Del Mar, Calif.) helped the Crimson to its first 4-0 start since 1986, outscoring its opponents 39-6.

The Del Mar, Calif., native hit .316 with six hits in 19 at-bats to open his collegiate career. Hoffman tallied a double, four runs scored and two RBIs in a quartet of games against Lafayette and Coppin State. His best performance came in the second game of a doubleheader on Friday, March 3. The freshman went 2-for-6 with a double, three runs scored and an RBI in the Crimson's 14-3 drubbing of Coppin State.

Hoffman is the first Harvard student-athlete to be selected as the Rookie of the Week since Kevin Stone on April 26, 2016.

Hoffman's Statistics for the Week
4 G, .316 AVG (6-for-19), 4 R, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 2 SB, .316 OBP, .368 SLG


HONOR ROLL
Mark Sluys
, Brown (Jr., C/INF – Gig Harbor, Wash.)
3 G, .636 (7-for-11), 1 R, 2 2B, 2 RBI, .636 OBP, .818 SLG

Randell Kanemaru, Columbia (Jr., 3B/SS – Santa Ana, Calif.)
3 G .364 AVG (4-for-11), 2 2B, 3 RBI, .417 OBP, .545 SLG

Paul Balestrieri, Cornell (Sr., RHP – West Windsor, N.J.)
1 APP, 1 GS, 1-0, 7.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 4 K, 0.00 ERA

Jeb Bemiss, Cornell (Fr., RHP – Richmond, Va.)
1 APP, 1 S, 1.1 IP, 1 H, 1 K, 0.00 ERA

Michael Danielak, Dartmouth (Sr., RHP – Mt. Prospect, Ill.)
1 APP, 1 GS, 1-0, 7.0 IP, 5 H, 1 BB, 6 K, 0.00 ERA

Kyle Holbrook, Dartmouth (Jr., OF – Broomfield, Colo.)
3 G, .364 AVG (4-for-11), 2 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 BB, .417 OBP, .636 SLG

Trevor Johnson, Dartmouth (Fr., OF – Rye, N.Y.)                  
3 G, .250 AVG (2-for-8), 2 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 3 BB, 2 SB, .500 OBP, .750 SLG

Ian Miller, Harvard (Jr., RHP – Brooklyn, N.Y.)
1 APP, 1 GS, 1 CG, 1-0, 9.0 IP, 1 H, 8 K, 0.00 ERA

Patrick Robinson, Harvard (So., OF – Melbourne, Fla.)
4 G, .400 AVG (6-for-15), 8 R, 2 2B, 2 HR, 5 RBI, 1 BB, .438 OBP, .933 SLG

Zack Belski, Princeton (Sr., INF – Missouri City, Texas)
4 G, .286 AVG (4-for-14), 1 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 BB, .375 OBP, .571 SLG

David Harding, Princeton (Fr., INF – Severna Park, Md.)
3 G, .333 AVG (4-for-12), 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB, .385 OBP, .417 SLG

Griffin Dey, Yale (So., 1B – Pound Ridge, N.Y.)
4 G, .267 AVG (4-for-15), 4 R, 3 HR, 7 RBI, 1 BB, .313 OBP, .867 SLG

Scott Politz, Yale (So., RHP – Austin, Texas)
1 APP, 1 GS, 1-0, 8.0 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 5 K, 1.13 ERA