Photos courtesy of Yale Sports Publicity and Penn Athletic Communications
PRINCETON, N.J. -- Six of the eight Ivy League
teams were in action last week, all on the road. Cornell and Penn
led the way with three wins apiece, as the Big Red played a
four-game set at George Washington and Penn competed in the
RussMatt Invitational in Winter Haven, Fla.
Cornell took three out of four against the Colonials, outscoring its opponent 26-12 over the course of the series. After taking the first two, 6-3 and 5-3, the Big Red fell in the third game, 4-3. But Cornell bounced back to clinch the series with a 12-3 victory in game four.
Penn opened the RussMatt Invitational with a pair of victories, 13-2 over Bowling Green and 3-2 over Northeastern. After an 11-4 loss to Western Michigan, the Quakers defeated Fairfield, 7-3, before falling to North Dakota State in their final contest, 15-3.
Princeton took No. 3 South Carolina to task in Columbia, S.C., as the Gamecocks won the series by scores of 2-1, 6-1 and 3-1. Yale joined Penn in the RussMatt Invitational, going 2-2-1 with wins against Georgetown, 3-2, and Bowling Green, 11-9, to pick up its first victories of the season. Columbia competed in the Jack Gifford Memorial Tournament in San Jose, Calif., finishing 1-3 with a win over Lehigh, 14-2. Harvard played a three-game set at Stetson and won the finale, 5-1.
Player of the Week
Yale sophomore Kevin Fortunato (Wall, N.J.) was not content with a good week at the plate, so he added two successful outings on the mound as well. Fortunato batted .450 in five games (9-for-20) and saved both of Yale's victories on the week. For his efforts, he was named Ivy League Player of the Week.
Fortunato recorded three multi-hit games and recorded at least one hit in all five contests. He finished with three runs and four RBI and hit three doubles. His best game came in Yale's 11-9 win over Bowling Green, when he hit 3-for-4 with a double, a walk, a run and two RBI. He also had a pair of scoreless outings while recording saves in each of the Bulldogs' two victories, while notching a strikeout against Bowling Green. The award is the first for the sophomore, who was named second-team All-Ivy as a freshman.
Fortunato's Weekly Stats
4 APP., 3.1 IP, 1 K, 2 BB, 4 Hits, 8.10 ERA, 2 Svs.
5 GP, .450 AVG (9-for-20), 1 BB, .476 OBP %, .600 SLG %, 3 Runs, 3 2B, 4 RBI
Pitcher of the Week
Penn senior righthander Vince Voiro (Cherry Hill, N.J.) pitched nine innings in the Quakers' 3-2 win over Northeastern for his first victory of the season en route to being named Ivy League Pitcher of the Week. Voiro did not allow a hit until the fourth inning and no runners reached scoring position until the seventh. He struck out seven batters and induced a game-ending double-play in the ninth.
Voiro had thrown 10 complete games before his performance against Northeastern, but that game was his first complete game in a nine-inning contest. The award is the first of his career.
Voiro's Weekly Stats
1 APP, 1 GS, 9.0 IP, 1 CG, 7 K, 1 BB, 6 Hits, 2.00 ERA, 1-0
Rookie of the Week
Yale made it two out of three with the Ivy League awards this week, as Bulldogs freshman David Toups (Houston) took home Rookie of the Week honors. Toups batted .474 in five games (9-for-19) with a walk, three runs, two RBI and a stolen base. His batting average led the team. He also had two hit-by-pitches and finished the week with a .545 on-base percentage.
Toups recorded three hits in two games and at least one in all five. He batted 3-for-3 in Yale's 3-2 win over Georgetown and hit 3-for-4 in the Bulldogs' 9-3 loss to the Hoyas.
Toups' Weekly Stats
5 GP, .474 AVG (9-for-19), .545 OBP %, 1 BB, 3 Runs, 2 RBI, 1 SB
Brian Billigen, Cornell, Sr., OF (Carnegie, Pa.)
4 GP, .500 AVG (9-for-18), .889 SLG %, .550 OBP %, 2 BB, 3 Runs, 1 2B, 2 HR, 5 RBI, 3 SB
Austin Bossart, Penn, Fr., C (O'Fallon, Ill.)
5 GP, .278 AVG (5-for-18), .316 OBP %, 1 BB, 3 Runs, 1 RBI, 2 SB
Ryan Deitrich, Penn, Jr., OF (Spring City, Pa.)
5 GP, .400 AVG (8-for-20), .458 OBP %, .500 SLG %, 2 BB, 2 Runs, 3 RBI
Matt Doyle, Harvard, Sr., P (Vienna, Va.)
1 APP, 3.2 IP, 3 K, 3 BB, 0.00 ERA, 1-0
Brent Jones, Cornell, Fr., RHP (Albuquerque, N.M.)
1 APP, 1 GS, 7.0 IP, 1 CG, 7 K, 6 Hits, 2.57 ERA, 1-0
Christopher O'Hare, Yale, Jr., P (Lynnfield, Mass.)
1 APP, 1 GS, 6.0 IP, 6 K, 2 BB, 5 Hits, 0.00 ERA, 1-0
Robb Paller, Columbia, Fr., INF (Brooklyn, N.Y.)
1 GP, .600 AVG (3-for-5), 1.000 SLG %, .667 OBP %, 1 BB, 2 2B, 5 RBI
Billy Rumpke, Columbia, Sr., OF (Cincinnati)
4 GP, .467 AVG (7-for-15), .500 OBP %, .600 SLG %, 1 BB, 2 Runs, 2 2B, 1 SB
David Speer, Columbia, So., RHP (Westport, Conn.)
1 APP, 1 GS, 6.0 IP, 6 K, 3 BB, 2 Hits, 0.00 ERA, 1-0