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Baseball Weekly Release - Week 5

Ivy League Baseball Statistics in pdf format

Photos courtesy of Dartmouth Athletics Communications and Harvard and Penn Athletic Communications

PRINCETON, N.J. -- After a grueling non-conference slate that included contests against some of the top teams in the country, the Ivy League baseball teams kick off their conference slate this week.

In non-conference action, three teams have separated from the rest of the pack. In the Lou Gehrig Division, Cornell (11-5) and Penn (12-7) have vacillated between first and second-place, while Dartmouth (11-1) leads the Red Rolfe Division by a comfortable margin.

That could all change, however, with the start of League play. Double headers abound this weekend, as the Big Red and Princeton (2-16) will host Brown (1-10) and Yale (1-13), while Columbia (6-11) and the Quakers will face Harvard and Dartmouth.

In the final full week of non-conference action, Cornell extended its winning streak to an Ivy-best seven games, second-longest run this season behind Dartmouth’s 8-0 start to the season. The Big Red swept through Davidson and Villanova for its longest winning streak since 1990. Penn saw its five-game winning streak come to an end with an 8-6 loss to Lafayette, but the Quakers have won eight of their last 10 games.

The Big Green, meanwhile, dropped its first – and only – game of the season when it fell to Slippery Rock, 7-3. But Dartmouth bounced back with a three-game winning streak, and its 11-1 record is the best 12-game start in school history. Dartmouth finds itself in the receiving votes category of both the NCBWA and Coaches polls.

Columbia is on its longest winning streak of the season after taking three from NYIT and one from Army, while Harvard ended a 14-game losing streak with a 4-3 win at Houston Baptist. The Crimson then gave Bill Decker his first winning streak and his first series victory as Harvard’s head coach with a 6-1 win over the Huskies in the rubber game.

PLAYER/CO-ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Penn freshman Michael Vilardo (Cary, Ill.) had a career week, hitting safely in all five games while recording an batting average of .524 (11-of-21). He slugged .905 with five doubles and a home run, knocked in six runs and scored eight more. He walked four times and had an on-base percentage of .600, while stealing two bases.

In leading his team to a 4-1 week, Vilardo had three multi-hit games, including a 3-of-4 performance against Villanova and a 4-of-5 game at Lafayette. He recorded an extra-base hit in all five games and an RBI in four of the five games. His team was 4-0 when he knocked in at least one run.

Vilardo is the first rookie to be named Player of the Week since Columbia’s Dario Pizzano on April 13, 2010. He receives his second Rookie of the Week honor, as he previously earned the award on March 5.

Vilardo’s Weekly Stats
5 GP, .524 AVG. (11-of-21), .905 Slugging %, .600 OBP, 4 BB, 8 Runs, 5 2B, 1 HR, 6 RBI, 2 SB

PITCHER OF THE WEEK
Dartmouth senior lefty Michael Johnson (Georgetown, Mass.) made both of his starts last week count, as he won both games to help the Big Green improve to 11-1, the best 12-game start in program history. Johnson threw 13 innings, allowing just 10 hits and two runs, while striking out 18. He finished with an ERA of 1.38 on the week.

In a 6-0 win over North Dakota State, Johnson scattered five hits over seven innings while striking out a career-high 12 batters. In his next start, Johnson struck out six in six innings of work against Bradley, giving up two runs in a 7-4 Big Green victory.

Johnson takes home his first career Ivy League weekly award. He is the third Dartmouth pitcher to be named Pitcher of the Week this season, joining Cole Sulser (March 5) and Kyle Hunter (March 19). It’s the first time the Big Green has received at least three Pitcher of the Week awards with three different pitchers since 2010, when the recipients were Robert Young, Sulser and Kyle Hendricks.

Johnson’s Weekly Stats
2 APP, 2 GS, 13.0 IP, 10 Hits, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 18 K, 1.38 ERA, 2-0

CO-ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Harvard’s first winning streak of the season was due in large part to the performance of freshman righty Sean Poppen (Chesapeake, Va.). Poppen went the distance in the rubber match at Houston Baptist, allowing three hits and one run over nine innings, while striking out three. He is the first Crimson pitcher to record a complete game this season.

Poppen is Harvard’s first Rookie of the Week since Jack Colton on April 19, 2011, and the Crimson’s first pitcher Rookie of the Week since Andrew Ferreira on April 20, 2010.

Poppen’s Weekly Stats
2 APP, 1 GS, 10.0 IP, 1 CG, 4 Hits, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 4 K, 0.90 ERA, 1-0

HONOR ROLL
Alex Black, Columbia (Sr., IF/RHP – The Woodlands, Texas)
7 GP, .333 AVG. (8-of-24), .583 Slugging %, .385 OBP, 5 Runs, 2 HR, 4 RBI

Michael Byrne, Cornell (Fr., LHP – Vienna, Va.)
1 APP, 4.0 IP, 1 Hit, 1 BB, 5 K, 0.00 ERA, 1 Sv.

Adam Cline, Columbia (Fr., RHP – Redmond, Wash.)
1 APP, 1 GS, 8.0 IP, 3 Hits, 2 BB, 14 K, 0.00 ERA, 1-0

Michael Danielak, Dartmouth (Fr., RHP – Mt. Prospect, Ill.)
2 APP, 5.0 IP, 5 K, 1 Sv., 0.00 ERA

Ryan Deitrich, Penn (Sr., OF – Collegeville, Pa.)
5 GP, .500 AVG., (9-of-18), .778 Slugging %, .609 OBP, 5 BB, 7 Runs, 2 2B, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 2 SB

Ethan Ferreira, Harvard (So., C/3B – Rehoboth, Mass.)
7 GP, .360 AVG. (9-of-25), .440 Slugging %, .467 OBP, 5 BB, 1 Run, 1 3B, 5 RBI

Mike Ford, Princeton (Jr., RHP/IF – Belle Mead, N.J.)
7 GP, .360 AVG, (9-of-25), .440 Slugging %, .500 OBP, 7 BB, 3 Runs, 2 2B, 9 RBI, 1 SB
1 APP, 1 GS, 7.0 IP, 1 CG, 9 Hits, 3 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 1.29 ERA, 1-0

Tim Giel, Columbia (Sr., RHP – Gibsonia, Pa.)
1 APP, 1 GS, 9.0 IP, 1 CG, 9 Hits, 1 R, 1 ER, 4 K, 1.00 ERA, 1-0

Nick Lombardi, Dartmouth (So., 3B – Saugus, Calif.)
4 GP, .438 AVG. (7-of-16), .812 Slugging %, .471 OBP, 3 Runs, 4 2B, 1 3B, 4 RBI

Brian McAfee, Cornell (So., RHP – Bothell, Wash.)
1 APP, 1 GS, 6.0 IP, 3 Hits, 1 BB, 7 K, 0.00 ERA, 1-0

Jeff McGarry, Penn (So., RHP – Mount Laurel, N.J.)
1 APP, 1 GS, 8.0 IP, 8 Hits, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 1.12 ERA, 1-0

Nick Ruppert, Dartmouth (Fr., OF – La Mesa, Calif.)
6 GP, .333 AVG. (7-of-21), .444 OBP, 5 BB, 5 Runs, 4 RBI

Kevin Tatum, Cornell (So., UTL – Woodbridge, Va.)
6 GP, .294 AVG. (5-of-17), .765 Slugging %, .381 OBP, 3 BB, 3 Runs, 2 2B, 2 HR, 5 RBI, 1 SB

David Toups, Yale (So., IF – Houston)
6 GP, .273 AVG. (6-of-22), .409 Slugging %, .360 OBP, 3 BB, 2 Runs, 1 HR, 5 RBI

2013 PLAYER OF THE WEEK
March 5 – Nick Lombardi (Dartmouth)
March 12 – Austin Bossart (Penn)
March 19 – JD Whetsel (Cornell)
March 26 – Michael Vilardo (Penn)
April 2 –
April 9 –
April 16 –
April 23 –
April 30 –

2013 PITCHER OF THE WEEK
March 5 – Cole Sulser (Dartmouth)
March 12 – Joey Donino (Columbia)/Dan Gautieri (Penn)
March 19 – Kyle Hunter (Dartmouth)
March 26 – Michael Johnson (Dartmouth)
April 2 –
April 9 –
April 16 –
April 23 –
April 30 –

2013 ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
March 5 – Michael Vilardo (Penn)
March 12 – Pat Bet (Penn)
March 19 – Trent Goodrich (Dartmouth)
March 26 – Sean Poppen (Harvard)\Michael Vilardo (Penn)
April 2 –
April 9 –
April 16 –
April 23 –
April 30 –

2013 HONOR ROLL
March 5 – Michael Byrne (Cornell), Nick Crucet (Columbia), Baron Davis (Harvard), Ryan Deitrich (Penn), Eddie Fitzpatrick (Brown), Ronnie Glenn (Penn), Kyle Hunter (Dartmouth), Brandon Kregel (Harvard), DJ Link (Harvard), Brian McAfee (Cornell), Nick Ruppert (Dartmouth), Cody Slaughter (Brown)
March 12 – Nate Adams (Yale), Logan Boyher (Columbia), Nick Buston (Cornell), Mike Fischer (Columbia), Mike Ford (Princeton), Cale Hanson (Yale), Daniel Massey (Brown), Chris Moates (Yale), Spenser Souza (Cornell)
March 19 – Nate Adams (Yale), Nick Busto (Cornell), Connor Cuff (Penn), Ryan Deitrich (Penn), Danny Hoy (Princeton), Jacob Hunter (Yale), Ben Joseph (Yale), Matt MacDowell (Dartmouth ), Collin McGee (Cornell), Jordan Serena (Columbia), Cole Sulser (Dartmouth), Gary Tesch (Penn)
March 26 – Alex Black (Columbia), Michael Byrne (Cornell), Adam Cline (Columbia), Michael Danielak (Dartmouth), Ryan Deitrich (Penn), Ethan Ferreira (Harvard), Mike Ford (Princeton), Tim Giel (Columbia), Nick Lombardi (Dartmouth), Brian McAfee (Cornell), Jeff McGarry (Penn), Nick Ruppert (Dartmouth), Kevin Tatum (Cornell), David Toups (Yale)
April 2 –
April 9 –
April 16 –
April 23 –
April 30 –

UPCOMING SCHEDULE
Tuesday, March 26
Albany DH at Cornell, 2 pm
Brown DH at Gonzaga, 6 pm

Wednesday, March 27
Manhattan DH at Columbia, 2 pm
Siena at Dartmouth, 3 pm
Holy Cross at Harvard, 3:30 pm
^Penn at Lafayette, 3:30 pm

Saturday, March 30
*Brown DH at Cornell, 12 pm
*Harvard DH at Columbia, 12 pm
*Yale DH at Princeton, 12 pm
*Dartmouth at Penn, 12 pm

Sunday, March 31
*Brown at Princeton, 12 pm
*Harvard at Penn, 12 pm
*Yale at Cornell, 12 pm
*Dartmouth at Columbia, 12 pm

KEY
^-Liberty Bell Classic
*-Ivy League contest

Gone Streaking
Hitting

Player Team Streak
Spencer Souza Cornell 13
Ryan Deitrich
Penn 12
Nick Lombardi
Dartmouth 10*

*-Current (as of March 24)

Reached Base

Player Team Streak
Eric Williams
Columbia 14*
Brenton Peters
Cornell 14*
Mike Ford
Princeton 14*
Jordan Serena
Columbia 14
Spenser Souza
Cornell 13
Spencer Branigan Penn 12*
Danny Hoy
Princeton 12*
Ryan Deitrich Penn 12

*-Current (as of March 24)


National Rankings
Team (top-40 as of March 24)

Category Team Rank Actual
Batting Average Dartmouth 16 0.311
Scoring Dartmouth 30 6.9
Doubles Per Game Dartmouth 1 2.75
Doubles Penn 25 49.0
Triples Per Game Penn 17
0.47
  Dartmouth 31 0.42
Triples Penn 29 9.0
Slugging Percentage Dartmouth 29 0.439
Stolen Bases Per Game Cornell 11 2.38
  Penn 16 2.26
Stolen Bases Penn 25 43.0
  Cornell 38 38.0
Earned Run Average Dartmouth 15 2.52
Hits Allowed Per Nine Innings Cornell 31 7.65
Walks Allowed Per Nine Innings Dartmouth 14 2.44
Fielding Percentage Dartmouth 21 0.977
Double Plays Per Game Penn 27 1.05
Strikeout-to-Walk Ratio
Dartmouth 4 3.66
Win-Lost Percentage Dartmouth 2 0.917
WHIP Dartmouth 27 1.18
  Cornell 30 1.19

Individual (top-40 as of March 24)

Category Name Team Rank Actual
Batting Average Ryan Deitrich
Penn 27 0.414
Doubles Per Game Nick Lombardi
Dartmouth 3
0.6
  Michael Vilardo
Penn 4
0.58
  Jeff Keller
Dartmouth 5 0.55
  Joe Sclafani Dartmouth 12 0.45
Doubles Michael Vilardo
Penn 9 11.0
Triples Per Game Austin Bossart Penn 27 0.16
  Mike Fischer Columbia 31 0.15
Triples Austin Bossart Penn 23 3.0
RBI Per Game Nick Lombardi
Dartmouth 8 1.4
Slugging Percentage Nick Lombardi
Dartmouth 16 0.75
On-Base Percentage Ryan Deitrich Penn 19 0.518
Stolen Bases Per Game Spenser Souza Cornell 33 0.56
  JD Whetsel Cornell 33 0.56
  Jordan Serena Columbia 40 0.53
Walks Per Game Kevin Tatum Cornell 27 0.94
Toughest to Strike Out Ennis Coble Dartmouth 2 43.0
  Eric Hsieh Yale 3 41.0
Sacrifice Bunts Per Game
Cale Hanson
Yale 21 0.33
Earned Run Average Cole Sulser Dartmouth 19 1.0
Saves Ronnie Glenn Penn 30 5.0
  Thomas Olson Dartmouth 30 5.0
Walks Allowed Per Nine Innings Brian McAfee Cornell 26 1.03
  Stefan Olson Columbia 39 1.17
Strikeouts Per Nine Innings Kyle Hunter
Dartmouth 20 11.25
  Mitch Horacek Dartmouth 31 10.93
  Michael Johnson Dartmouth 32 10.89
Walks Allowed Per Nine Innings Brian McAfee Cornell 18 0.79
Strikeout-to-Walk Ratio Brian McAfee Cornell 24 8.0
  Michael Johnson Dartmouth 27 7.67