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America East Baseball News & Notes

A light week in the America East as some teams had to deal with weather issues that forced games to be canceled. For those who did get a chance to play, some good things happened. Here is some of what did take place.

One school did get an opportunity to begin its home portion of their schedule. Maryland-Baltimore County was able to play Delaware State on its home field and get a series win to move closer to the .500 mark at four and six.

Binghamton was able to get a win on the road as they took a set of games from VMI. However, Stony Brook was one of the teams that ran into weather problems that forced games to be canceled from their docket.

This week’s Player Of The Week was a big reason why his team got off the snide and won their first game of the season. Vinnie Martin, of UMass Lowell (2-13), had a big weekend at George Washington. The Riverhawks, looking for win number one, finally got it thanks to Martin. He went three for five with a pair of home runs, five RBI and five runs scored in Saturday’s victory. For the series, Martin hit .429 with six runs batted in and six runs scored. This is Martin first honor.

The Pitcher Of The Week is Ben Anderson of Binghamton (4-6). The junior tossed six innings of three-hit baseball against VMI. Anderson would allow only one run while striking out eight in the victory. Anderson also leads the conference in innings pitched, batters struck out and is second in batters struck out looking. This is Anderson’s first honor.

The Rookie Of The Week is Blaze O’Saben of UMBC (4-6). In two series last week vs Navy and Delaware State, O’Saben hit .308 with a triple. He drove in three runs which helped the Retrievers win their first series of the young season. This is the first honor of his career.

Based on the pitching performance of Anderson, Binghamton is the only team in the league that has an ERA under five at 4.90. With the weather getting better, and more games still to be played, these numbers should get better for all teams.

Cam Climo of the Riverhawks is off to a great start with the bat. He has a batting average of .327, leads the league in hits with 17. He is second in RBI with nine, doubles with four, at-bats with 52, and in sacrifice flies with two. Climo is third in triples with one and sixth in slugging percentage at .558.

Another player off to a good start at the plate is UAlbany Lagravinese Patrick. He is second in both on-base percentage at .482, and in triples with two. He places third in batting average at 400. His teammate, Joey Goodwin, is doing it with the glove. He is first in both putouts with 87 and total chances with 99.

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