Skyhawks also named NECB Team of the Week
EASTON, Mass. (March 15, 2016) – Senior outfielder Eric Schneider (Camarillo, California/St. Bonaventure) and redshirt sophomore lefty Patrick Hurley (Roslindale, Massachusetts/Catholic Memorial) of the Stonehill College baseball team have been selected as the New England Intercollegiate Baseball Association (NEIBA) Player and Pitcher of the Week, it was announced on Monday.
These are the second awards the duo have earned this week, as they were named the Northeast-10 Conference player and pitcher of the week yesterday. The Stonehill baseball team was also recognized for its stellar play, earning New England Collegiate Baseball (NECB) Division II Team of the Week recognition. The Skyhawks finished a perfect 7-0 from March 7th – March 13th and improved their record to 10-5 on the year,
Schneider earns Player of the Week honors after leading the Skyhawks to a perfect 7-0 week. The Camarillo, California native was a force at the plate, hitting .500 (13-for-26) with a home run and eight RBI. He also scored 12 runs, stole four bases and drew two walks. On the week, Schneider recorded a .581 on base percentage and a .731 slugging percentage.
The senior registered a hit in every game this past week, posting a multi-hit effort and scoring multiple runs in every game but two. Schneider opened the week going 2-for-4 with a walk and a run in a 7-3 win over Wilmington University, and followed up that performance finishing 2-for-3 with two runs and two stolen bases in a 5-2 win over Bloomfield. In back-to-back wins over Concordia College and NE-10 for Assumption College, Schneider combined to go 5-for-8 with four runs, four RBI and a homerun.
Hurley earns Pitcher of the Week honors after winning both of his starts in a two start week for the lefty. The Roslindale, Massachusetts native pitched to the tune of a 0.59 ERA over 15.1 innings with eight strikeouts and three walks. In Stonehill's 5-0 win over Concordia, Hurley pitched eight shutout innings with six strikeouts, and in his second start, a 7-3 win over Wilmington, he threw 7.1 innings giving up three runs (one earned) with two strikeouts.
Through three appearances this spring, Hurley is 2-0 with a 0.43 earned run average in 21 innings of work. He has given up just four runs (one earned) on 16 hits while issuing eight walks.
Stonehill (10-5, 0-0 NE-10), ranked ninth in the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association East Region Poll that was released yesterday, will travel to Molloy College for a weekend series against the Lions. First game is set for Saturday at 1:00 p.m.