NECC Baseball Athletes of the Week #1

NECC Baseball Athletes of the Week #1

Player of the Week


Ryan Serrato (Sr., 1B/RHP), Southern Vermont College

Senior Ryan Serrato (Whittier, Calif.) had a stellar start to the season as he went 5-6 with a pair of walks through two games at SUNY Maritime on February 23. The first baseman launched a two-run homer the opposite way in his first plate appearance as a Mountaineer, and he followed with back-to-back doubles in the doubleheader's opener before getting intentionally walked with the go-ahead run at second in the seventh inning. Serrato then went 2-3 with a walk and a run scored in game two. The senior totaled a 1.667 slugging percentage, three RBI's, two runs scored, and 10 total bases to begin the year, and he was perfect in the field through 16 total chances. He was subsequently named to the Team of the Week for his performance.


Pitcher of the Week


Brenndan Rogers (Jr., P), Eastern Nazarene College  

Junior Brenndan Rogers (Hanson, Mass.) pitched a complete game shut-out in his first outing of the season, topping Monmouth (Ill.), 2-0. The junior struck out 10 batters in 7.0 innings pitched, giving up only two hits.


Rookie of the Week

Dougie Delacruz (Fr., OF), Mitchell College

Freshman Dougie DelaCruz (Uncasville, Conn.) batted a team-high .556 over the first three games of the season to lead the Mariners to a 2-1 start. In his first collegiate at bat he blasted a two-run homer off a preseason All-American in a win over UMass Dartmouth, one of two hits in the game for the newcomer. He also had two hits against Heidelberg--one of which was a double--and he recorded a hit and scored twice in a win over Otterbein. DelaCruz also led the team in on-base percentage (.714) and slugging (1.000) for the week.