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Baseball Weekly Release - Week 3

(clockwise from left) Brown's Mike DiBiase, Brown's Anthony Galan, Penn's Matt Gotschall

Complete Baseball Weekly Release

PRINCETON, N.J. -- The Ivies combined to play 33 games between Monday, March 7 and Monday, March 14, picking up 11 total wins. Columbia moved to 4-3 with a 2-2 series split at South Alabama while Penn picked up three wins at the Rollins College Baseball Week in Winter Park, Fla. The Quakers were paced by solid performances on the mound by freshman Matt Gotschall (one run allowed in 15.1 innings) and senior Paul Cusick (two hits, zero runs allowed in 8.1 innings).

In Austin, Texas, Brown rookie Anthony Galan picked up his first collegiate win in a 7-3 final against No. 5 Texas, giving up just one run in six innings of relief.

Cornell earned its first win of the year, a 9-3 final against St Joseph's, Princeton won an offensive battled, 16-14, against Virginia Commonwealth and Yale picked up a trio of wins at the RussMatt Invitational in Orlando.

PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Against one of the top pitching staffs in the nation, Brown designated hitter Mike DiBiase (Weston, Mass.)showed why he is one of the most disciplined hitters on the team, hitting .400 in a four-game set against then No. 5 Texas. The junior also worked three walks and struck out once. After facing one of the nation’s best in Taylor Jungmann, DiBiase had a least one hit in his next three games and finished the four-game series with a .571 on-base percentage. In one of the Brown baseball team’s biggest wins in program history, the junior went 1-fo-3 with a run scored and RBI and two walks. He concluded the series with a 2-for-2 outing.

DiBiase’s Weekly Statistics
4 GP, .400 AVG (4-for-10), .500 SLG%, 1 2B, 1 Run, 2 RBIs

CO-PITCHERS/ROOKIES OF THE WEEK
Brown rookie RHP Anthony Galan (Watchung, N.J.) entered the game against No. 5 Texas in the third inning and limited the potent Longhorn offense to just one run while helping Brown to one of its best wins in program history. Galan went six strong innings, scattering six hits and striking out two to earn the first victory of his young career. He stranded five Longhorn runners on base and worked out of a late-inning second and third situation with a strikeout and fielder’s choice out.

Galan’s Weekly Statistics
1 APP, 0 GS, 6.0 IP, 2K, 6 Hits, 0 BB, 1.50 ERA, 1-0

Penn lefty Matt Gotschall (Marietta, Ga.) tossed a two-hitter against Georgetown in his first career start, going 8.0 innings while allowing one run, striking out eight and walking three for his first career win. He came on in relief in his second appearance of the week and pitched 7.1 scoreless innings with the team already trailing 5-0. He gave up just three hits and struck out three, allowing just one base runner to reach third. In 15.1 total innings of work, Gotschall allowed just three base runners to reach third, one being on a solo home run. He pitched 12.1 straight scoreless innings and given up just three hits and struck out nine during that span.

Gotschall’s Weekly Statistics
2 APP, 1 GS, 15.1 IP, 11K, 5 Hits, 4 BB, 0.59 ERA, 1-0

HONOR ROLL
Dan Bracey, Columbia, Sr., RHP (East Greenwich, R.I.)
1 APP, 1 GS, 7.0 IP, 4K, 6 Hits, 2 BB, 1.29 ERA, 1-0

Mickey Brodsky, Cornell, Sr., INF (Encino, Calif.)
3 GP, .455 AVG (5-for-11), .545 SLG%, 1 2B, 1 Run, 2 RBIs, Team - 1-2

Paul Cusick, Penn, Sr., RHP (Wilmington, Del.)
1 APP, 1 GS, 8.1 IP, 5K, 2 Hits, 2 BB, 0.00 ERA, 1-0

Josh Mishu, Princeton, So., OF (Nashville, Tenn.)
3 GP, .417 (5-for-12), .750 SLG%, 2 2B, 1 3B, 3 Runs, 3 RBIs, Team - 1-2

Ben Swinford, Cornell, Fr., OF (Lake Osewgo, Ore.)
3 GP, .385 AVG (5-for-13), .385 SLG%, 1 Run, 1 RBI, Team - 1-2

UPCOMING SCHEDULE
Tuesday, March 15
Yale at Central Conn. State, 3 pm
Brown at Northeastern, 3:30 pm
Harvard at Mercer, 6 pm
Columbia at Florida Gulf Coast, 6:30 pm

Wednesday, March 16
Harvard at Kennesaw State, 1 pm
Yale at Central Conn. State, 3 pm
Penn at Temple, 3 pm
Princeton at UNC Greensboro, 6 pm
Columbia at Florida Gulf Coast, 6:30 pm

Thursday, March 17
1 - Dartmouth vs. Akron, 2 pm
Princeton at N.C A&T, 3:30 pm
Harvard at Georgia State, 5 pm
Columbia at Rollins, 6 pm

Friday, March 18
1 - Dartmouth vs. Army, 11:30 am
Princeton at Georgetown, 3 pm
Harvard at Charlotte, 6 pm
Columbia at UCF, 6:30 pm

Monday, March 14
Yale at Navy (dh), Noon
Penn at Norfolk State (dh), Noon
Princeton at Georgetown, 1 pm
Cornell at Radford (dh), 1 pm
Harvard at Charlotte, 2 pm
1 - Dartmouth vs. Indiana, 3 pm
Columbia at UCF, 4 pm

1 - Spring Trip (Winter Haven, Fla.)