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Baseball Weekly Release - Week 9

Baseball Weekly Release - Week 9

Ivy League Baseball Statistics in pdf format

Photos courtesy of Brown and Dartmouth Athletics Communications and Cornell and Harvard Athletic Communications

PRINCETON, N.J. -- Columbia and Dartmouth extended their leads in the Lou Gehrig and Red Rolfe Divisions, respectively, as each team controls its destiny with berths to the Ivy League Championship Series at stake.

Columbia (20-17, 12-4 Ivy) took three of four at Princeton (21-14, 9-7 Ivy) to build a three-game lead on the Tigers and Cornell (21-14, 9-7 Ivy) with four contests remaining. The Lions need to win two games in their upcoming four-game set against Penn (22-17, 7-9 Ivy) to book their first trip to the Championship Series since 2010. The Quakers are looking to play spoiler and finish with a winning Ivy record for the first time since they won the Division in 2007 with a 12-8 mark.

The Big Red, which swept the final three games against Penn last week after dropping the first game, will face off with Princeton this weekend. The only chance either team has to make the Championship Series requires a sweep of the other.

In the Rolfe Division, Dartmouth (26-7, 11-5 Ivy) has a four-game lead over Harvard (10-27, 7-9 Ivy). The two teams will square off this weekend, and one win for the Big Green will give it the Division title and put it in the Championship Series for the sixth-straight year.

Brown (5-28, 3-13 Ivy) and Yale (9-25, 6-10 Ivy) will look to finish their seasons on a high note as they play four on Saturday and Sunday. The Bears are coming off a split with Harvard, while Yale dropped three of four to Dartmouth.

Brown junior catcher Wes Van Boom (Trabuco Canyon, Calif.) certainly lived up to his name last week, hitting .400 (8-of-20) with two doubles, two home runs and five RBI. He slugged .800, posted an OBP of .591 and scored seven runs. Van Boom did not strike out in 20 at bats last week.

Van Boom led Brown to a split with Rolfe Divisional rival Harvard, batting .500 (8-of-16) in the four games. In the two wins for the Bears, Van Boom batted .625 (5-of-8) with five runs, two home runs and five RBI.

Van Boom earns his first career weekly award and becomes Brown’s first Player of the Week since Mike DiBiase received the honor on March 15, 2011.

Van Boom’s Weekly Stats
6 GP, .400 AVG. (8-of-20, .800 Slugging %, .429 OBP, 7 Runs, 2 2B, 2 HR, 5 RBI, 1 SB

Dartmouth junior outfielder Jeff Keller (Atherton, Calif.) was also instrumental in his team’s successful week, as he batted .471 (8-of-17) with four walks, four runs, two doubles, a triple and four RBI as the Big Green went 4-1 on the week, taking three of four from Yale to increase its hold on the Rolfe Division to four games.

Keller reached base successfully in all five games, finishing with an on-base percentage of .591. In Dartmouth’s three wins over the Bulldogs, Keller hit 5-of-11 (.455) with three runs, two doubles, two RBI and a stolen base.

Keller earns his second Player of the Week award of the season (April 2) and his third career weekly award, as he was named Rookie of the Week on April 26, 2011.

Keller’s Weekly Stats
5 GP, .471 AVG. (8-of-17), .706 Slugging %, .591 OBP, 4 BB, 4 Runs, 2 2B, 1 3B, 4 RBI, 1 SB

Harvard sophomore pitcher Tanner Anderson (Tampa, Fla.) not only went the distance in a win over Brown, he went above and beyond, pitching all 10 innings in a 4-2 Crimson victory. In a 2-2 ballgame, Harvard scored two in the top of the 10th and Anderson closed it out in the bottom of the frame to preserve the win.

Anderson used 138 pitches and allowed just six hits in a career-high 10 innings. He gave up two runs, neither earned, en route to his second complete game this season. Anderson also performed well at the plate, batting .357 (5-of-14) with three walks, two runs, two RBI and one stolen base.

Anderson takes home his first career Ivy League weekly award and becomes the first Crimson to earn Pitcher of the Week since Max Perlman on April 26, 2011.

Anderson’s Weekly Stats
1 APP, 1 GS, 1 CG, 10.0 IP, 6 Hits, 2 R, 4 BB, 5 K, 0.00 ERA, 1-0
4 GP, .357 AVG. (5-of-14), .500 OBP, 3 BB, 2 Runs, 2 RBI, 1 SB

Needing a win to remain in the playoff hunt, Cornell received a stellar performance from freshman pitcher Michael Byrne (Vienna, Va.), who handcuffed Penn over eight innings as his team pulled out a 4-2 win.

Byrne allowed just two hits and one run over the eight innings, while striking out four. The only run he gave up also happened to be the first batter he faced, as he no-hit the Quakers over his final seven innings on the mound, allowing just three batters to reach on a pair of walks and a hit by pitch. At one point, he retired 16 straight.

Byrne is Cornell’s first Rookie of the Week this season.

Byrne’s Weekly Stats
1 APP, 1 GS, 8.0 IP, 2 Hits, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 1.12 ERA, 1-0

Connor Cuff, Penn (So., RHP – Western Springs, Ill.)
1 APP, 1 GS, 1 CG, 7.0 IP, 5 Hits, 1 BB, 6 K, 0.00 ERA, 1-0

Mike Ford, Princeton (Jr., RHP/IF – Belle Mead, N.J.)
1 APP, 1 GS, 1 CG, 7.0 IP, 5 Hits, 1 BB, 2 K, 0.00 ERA, 1-0

David Hickey, Yale (Jr., P – Darien, Conn.)
1 APP, 1 GS, 1 CG, 7.0 IP, 4 Hits, 1 BB, 2 K, 0.00 ERA, 1-0

Jacob Hunter, Yale (Jr., IF – Tucson, Ariz.)
5 GP, .625 AVG. (10-of-16), .750 Slugging %, .684 OBP, 2 BB, 3 Runs, 2 2B, 1 RBI, 3 SB

Michael Johnson, Dartmouth (Sr., LHP – Georgetown, Mass.)
1 APP, 1 GS, 7.0 IP, 8 Hits, 1 BB, 3 K, 0.00 ERA, 1-0

Jake Levine, Brown (Fr., UTL – Newton, Mass.)
6 GP, .444 AVG. (8-of-18), .611 Slugging %, .600 OBP, 6 BB, 5 Runs, 1 2B, 1 3B, 3 RBI, 3 SB

Brian McAfee, Cornell (So., RHP – Bothell, Wash.)
1 APP, 1 GS, 1 CG, 7.0 IP, 4 Hits, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 1.29 ERA, 1-0

Ryan Mincher, Penn (Fr., INF – Glenshaw, Pa.)
5 GP, .412 AVG. (7-of-17), .529 Slugging %, .474 OBP, 1 BB, 2 2B, 5 RBI

Kevin Roy, Columbia (Fr., RHP – Houston)
1 APP, 3.0 IP, 2 K, 0.00 ERA, 1-0

Aaron Silbar, Columbia (Jr., INF – Jacksonville, Fla.)
4 GP, .438 AVG. (7-of-16), .562 Slugging %, 3 Runs, 2 2B, 3 RBI, 1 SB

David Speer, Columbia (Jr., LHP – Westport, Conn.)
1 APP, 1 GS, 1 CG, 7.0 IP, 2 Hits, 4 K, 0.00 ERA, 1-0

Cole Sulser, Dartmouth (Sr., RHP – Santa Ysabel, Calif.)
1 APP, 1 GS, 1 CG, 7.0 IP, 8 Hits, 1 R, 1 ER, 5 K, 1.29 ERA, 1-0

Kevin Tatum, Cornell (So., UTL – Woodbridge, Va.)
4 GP, .571 AVG. (8-of-14), .786 Slugging %, .600 OBP, 1 BB, 5 Runs, 3 2B, 1 RBI

Lucas Whitehill, Brown (Jr., RHP – Manhattan Beach, Calif.)
2 APP, 2 GS, 10.2 IP, 6 Hits, 1 R, 0 ER, 4 BB, 11 K, 0.00 ERA, 1-0

Tuesday, April 23
Cornell at Binghamton, 4 pm

Wednesday, April 24
Quinnipiac at Dartmouth, 3 pm
Rider at Princeton, 3:30 pm
Columbia DH at Fordham, 4 pm

Friday, April 26
*Cornell DH at Princeton, 12 pm
*Brown DH at Yale, 1 pm
*Penn DH at Columbia, 1 pm
Saturday, April 27
*Harvard DH at Dartmouth, 1 pm
*Yale DH at Brown, 1 pm
*Columbia DH at Penn, 1 pm

Saturday, April 27
*Harvard DH at Dartmouth, 1 pm
*Yale DH at Brown, 1 pm
*Columbia DH at Penn, 1 pm 

Sunday, April 28
*Princeton DH at Cornell, 12 pm
*Dartmouth DH at Harvard, 1 pm

*-Ivy League contest

March 5 – Nick Lombardi (Dartmouth)
March 12 – Austin Bossart (Penn)
March 19 – JD Whetsel (Cornell)
March 26 – Michael Vilardo (Penn)
April 2 – Jeff Keller (Dartmouth)
April 9 – Mike Ford (Princeton)
April 16 – Joe Purritano (Dartmouth)
April 23 – Wes Van Boom (Brown)/Jeff Keller (Dartmouth)
April 30 –

March 5 – Cole Sulser (Dartmouth)
March 12 – Joey Donino (Columbia)/Dan Gautieri (Penn)
March 19 – Kyle Hunter (Dartmouth)
March 26 – Michael Johnson (Dartmouth)
April 2 – Connor Cuff (Penn)
April 9 – David Hickey (Yale)
April 16 – Zak Hermans (Princeton)
April 23 – Tanner Anderson (Harvard)
April 30 –

March 5 – Michael Vilardo (Penn)
March 12 – Pat Bet (Penn)
March 19 – Trent Goodrich (Dartmouth)
March 26 – Sean Poppen (Harvard)\Michael Vilardo (Penn)
April 2 – Connor Betbeze (Penn)
April 9 – DJ Link (Harvard)
April 16 – Joe Purritano (Dartmouth)
April 23 – Michael Byrne (Cornell)
April 30 –

March 5 – Michael Byrne (Cornell), Nick Crucet (Columbia), Baron Davis (Harvard), Ryan Deitrich (Penn), Eddie Fitzpatrick (Brown), Ronnie Glenn (Penn), Kyle Hunter (Dartmouth), Brandon Kregel (Harvard), DJ Link (Harvard), Brian McAfee (Cornell), Nick Ruppert (Dartmouth), Cody Slaughter (Brown)
March 12 – Nate Adams (Yale), Logan Boyher (Columbia), Nick Buston (Cornell), Mike Fischer (Columbia), Mike Ford (Princeton), Cale Hanson (Yale), Daniel Massey (Brown), Chris Moates (Yale), Spenser Souza (Cornell)
March 19 – Nate Adams (Yale), Nick Busto (Cornell), Connor Cuff (Penn), Ryan Deitrich (Penn), Danny Hoy (Princeton), Jacob Hunter (Yale), Ben Joseph (Yale), Matt MacDowell (Dartmouth ), Collin McGee (Cornell), Jordan Serena (Columbia), Cole Sulser (Dartmouth), Gary Tesch (Penn)
March 26 – Alex Black (Columbia), Michael Byrne (Cornell), Adam Cline (Columbia), Michael Danielak (Dartmouth), Ryan Deitrich (Penn), Ethan Ferreira (Harvard), Mike Ford (Princeton), Tim Giel (Columbia), Nick Lombardi (Dartmouth), Brian McAfee (Cornell), Jeff McGarry (Penn), Nick Ruppert (Dartmouth), Kevin Tatum (Cornell), David Toups (Yale)
April 2 – Nick Busto (Cornell), Rob Cerfolio (Yale), Chris Cruz (Cornell), Ryan Deitrich (Penn), Mike Ford (Princeton), Zak Hermans (Princeton), Brent Lawson (Yale), Kevin Link (Princeton), Mike Martin (Harvard), Cody Slaughter (Brown), David Speer (Columbia), Eric Williams (Columbia)
April 9 – Rick Brebner (Penn), Green Campbell (Yale), Joey Falcone (Columbia), Anthony Galan (Brown), Dan Gautieri (Penn), Tim Giel (Columbia), Danny Hoy (Princeton), Kyle Hunter (Dartmouth ), Michael Johnson (Dartmouth), Jeff Keller (Dartmouth), Zack McCulley (Cornell), Aaron Silbar (Columbia)
April 16 – Tanner Anderson (Harvard), Alex Black (Columbia), Austin Bossart (Penn), Sam Dodge (Harvard), Mitch Horacek (Dartmouth), Alec Keller (Princeton), Jeff Keller (Dartmouth), Josh Scharff (Yale), David Speer (Columbia), Cole Sulser (Dartmouth), Eric Upton (Cornell)
April 23 – Connor Cuff (Penn), Mike Ford (Princeton), David Hickey (Yale), Jacob Hunter (Yale), Michael Johnson (Dartmouth), Jake Levine (Brown), Brian McAfee (Cornell), Ryan Mincher (Penn), Kevin Roy (Columbia), Aaron Silbar (Columbia), David Speer (Columbia), Cole Sulser (Dartmouth), Kevin Tatum (Cornell), Lucas Whitehill (Brown)
April 30 –

Gone Streaking

Player Team Streak
Spencer Souza Cornell 13
Ryan Deitrich
Penn 12
Nick Lombardi
Dartmouth 12
Michael Vilardo Penn 11
Jeff Keller Dartmouth 11

*-Current (as of April 14)

Reached Base

Player Team Streak
Mike Ford Princeton 29
Alec Keller Princeton 21*
Eric Williams
Columbia 19
Brenton Peters
Cornell 17
Ryan Deitrich Penn 17
Alex Black
Columbia 14
Jordan Serena Columbia 14
Tom D'Alessandro Cornell 14
Danny Hoy Princeton 14
Michael Vilardo Penn 14
Spenser Souza
Cornell 13
Nick Lombardi Dartmouth 13
Spencer Branigan Penn 13
Eric Hsieh Yale 13

*-Current (as of April 14)

National Rankings
Team (top-40 as of April 21)

Category Team Rank Actual
Batting Average Dartmouth 18
Doubles Per Game Dartmouth 9
  Penn 26
Doubles Penn 28
Triples Per Game Dartmouth 35
  Penn 39
Triples Penn 33 14.0
Home Runs Per Game Dartmouth 32 0.67
Slugging Percentage Dartmouth 13
Stolen Bases Per Game Columbia 35
Stolen Bases Columbia 37
Sacrifice Bunts Columbia 27 44.0
Earned Run Average Dartmouth 16
Strikeouts Per Nine Innings Columbia 37
Walks Allowed Per Nine Innings Dartmouth 7
Fielding Percentage Dartmouth 6
Strikeout-to-Walk Ratio
Dartmouth 7
Win-Lost Percentage Dartmouth 8 0.788
WHIP Dartmouth 22 1.19

Individual (top-40 as of April 14)

Category Name Team Rank Actual
Batting Average Ryan Deitrich
Penn 18
  Jeff Keller Dartmouth 34 0.393
Doubles Per Game Jeff Keller
  Michael Vilardo
Penn 8
Doubles Jeff Keller
Dartmouth 4
  Michael Vilardo
Penn 8
Triples Per Game Jeff Keller Dartmouth 30 0.13
Triples Austin Bossart
Penn 29
  Jeff Keller Dartmouth 29 4.0
RBI Per Game Nick Lombardi
Dartmouth 13 1.19
Slugging Percentage Jeff Keller
Dartmouth 7 0.75
On-Base Percentage Ryan Deitrich Penn 4 0.518
Stolen Bases Per Game Jordan Serena Columbia 10 0.7
Stolen Bases Jordan Serena Columbia 9 26.0
Toughest to Strike Out Ennis Coble Dartmouth 21 17.4
Sacrifice Bunts Per Game Nick Crucet Columbia 15 0.32
Sacrifice Bunts Nick Crucet Columbia 11 12.0
Sacrifice Flies Nick Lombardi Dartmouth 40 5.0
Earned Run Average Mike Ford Princeton 7 1.0
  Michael Johnson Dartmouth 19 1.3
Saves Ronnie Glenn Penn 33 8.0
Strikeouts Per Nine Innings Joey Donino Columbia 8 11.77
Walks Allowed Per Nine Innings Brian McAfee
Cornell 20 1.12
  Chris Moates
Yale 35 1.27
WHIP Michael Johnson
Dartmouth 19 0.87
  Mike Ford
Princeton 28 0.91
  Brian McAfee
Cornell 39 0.93
Complete Games Zak Hermans
Princeton 3 5.0
  Connor Cuff
9 4.0
  Mike Ford Princeton 9 4.0
  David Speer Columbia 9 4.0