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Baseball Weekly Release - Week 6

Ivy League Baseball Statistics in pdf format

Photos courtesy of Dartmouth Athletics Communications and Penn Athletic Communications

PRINCETON, N.J. -- Advantage, Lou Gehrig Division.

The first weekend of Ivy League baseball action featured cross divisional matchups, and when the dust settled three teams in the Lou Gehrig Division hold 3-1 records, tops in the League, while the fourth-place squad is 2-2, matching the record of the best teams in the Red Rolfe Division.

Cornell (15-7), Penn (16-8) and Princeton (5-17) are all tied with the best record in the League, at 3-1 each. Columbia (9-14) is 2-2 in Ivy play, matching the records of Dartmouth (14-3, 2-2 Ivy) and Yale (3-15, 2-2 Ivy), the teams tied for first in the Red Rolfe Division. Harvard (4-18, 1-3 Ivy) and Brown (2-15, 0-4 Ivy) round out the rest of the standings.

The Big Red swept Brown, 6-1 and 4-1, and then split with Yale, winning the first, 8-5, before dropping the second, 4-2. Penn won a pair of 3-2 games over Dartmouth, marking the first time this season the Big Green suffered back-to-back defeats.

The Quakers then split with Harvard, taking the first, 4-1, before falling in the second, 6-3. After trading victories with Yale, Princeton is on a two-game winning streak for the first time this season thanks to its sweep of Brown, taking both games by a score of 3-1. Dartmouth has also won its last two games thanks to a sweep of Columbia, 3-2 nad 7-4, which previously had won both against Harvard, 5-0 and 3-2.

In non-conference action, Brown split at No. 21 Gonzaga, winning the first game, 6-3, before falling in the nightcap, 6-5. Meanwhile, Cornell and Columbia split with a pair of New York teams in Albany and Manhattan, respectively. Dartmouth hung 15 on Siena to win by eight runs and Penn shut down Lafayette, 8-1.

More cross-divisional action will take place this week as the Lou Gehrig teams will travel to face the Red Rolfe squads. Brown and Yale will host Penn and Princeton, while Dartmouth and Harvard will take on Columbia and Cornell. The weekend’s action will feature a rematch of last year’s Championship Series, as Dartmouth will host Cornell on Sunday. The non-conference slate this week is highlighted by a quartet of BIG EAST teams, as Penn will face Villanova, Columbia will travel to Rutgers, Princeton will take on Seton Hall and Yale will host UConn.

PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Dartmouth junior outfielder Jeff Keller (Atherton, Calif.) was virtually unstoppable at the plate last week, as he hit safely in all five games, including four multi-hit contests. Keller batted .562 (9-of-16) and hit for the cycle on the week, with five doubles, one triple and two home runs.

Eight of Keller’s nine hits last week were extra-base knocks and he struck out just once. He slugged 1.375 and walked twice for an on-base percentage of .632. Keller scored six runs and knocked in eight more.

Keller earns his second career Ivy League weekly award and his first Player of the Week honor, as he was named Rookie of the Week on April 26, 2011. He is the second Big Green to be named Player of the Week this season, joining Nick Lombardi (March 5).

Keller’s Weekly Stats
5 GP, .562 AVG. (9-of-16), 1.375 Slugging %, .632 OBP, 2 BB, 6 Runs, 5 2B, 1 3B, 2 HR, 8 RBI, 1 SB

PITCHER OF THE WEEK
Penn sophomore Connor Cuff (Western Springs, Ill.) kept the Ivy League’s top hitting and run scoring offense in check, holding Dartmouth to two runs on seven hits while going the distance in a seven inning game. Cuff walked one and struck out seven and recorded an ERA of 2.57.

For the first four innings, all the Big Green could manage was a solo home run in the second inning. Dartmouth was able to add a run in the fifth but Penn took the lead in the bottom half of the frame. In the sixth, Cuff stranded a runner in scoring position and then struck out two in the seventh to close out the victory.

Connor also takes home his second career Ivy League weekly award after earning Rookie of the Week honors on March 27, 2012. He is the second Quaker to earn Pitcher of the Week this season, joining Dan Gautieri, who shared the award with Columbia’s Joey Donino on March 12.

Cuff’s Weekly Stats
1 APP, 1 GS, 7.0 IP, 1 CG, 7 Hits, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 7 K, 2.57 ERA, 1-0

ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Penn sophomore outfielder Connor Betbeze (Kennesaw, Ga.) played in only two games last week, but he made an impact, batting .857 (6-of-7) with three runs and three RBI. He was a factor in all four of his team’s runs in the Quakers’ 4-1 win over Harvard, scoring two and knocking in two more, and then recorded a career-high five hits, in five at bats, with a run and an RBI in Penn’s 6-3 loss to the Crimson.

Betbeze is the second non-freshman Quaker to earn Rookie of the Week this season, joining junior Pat Bet, who took home the award on March 12. Penn has earned four Rookie of the Week honors so far in 2013, as freshman Michael Vilardo is a two-time recipient (March 5, March 26).

Betbeze’s Weekly Stats
2 GP, .857 AVG. (6-of-7), .875 OBP, 1 BB, 3 Runs, 3 RBI, 2 SB

HONOR ROLL
Nick Busto, Cornell (So., LHP – Seattle)
1 APP, 1 GS, 7.0 IP, 1 CG, 6 Hits, 1 R, 1 ER, 5 K, 1.29 ERA, 1-0

Rob Cerfolio, Yale (Jr., P – Birmingham, Ala.)
1 APP, 1 GS, 8.0 IP, 6 Hits, 2 BB, 4 K, 0.00 ERA, 1-0

Chris Cruz, Cornell (Jr., OF – Bay Shore, N.Y.)
5 GP, .412 AVG. (7-of-17), .824 Slugging %, .500 OBP, 3 BB, 5 Runs, 4 2B, 1 HR, 2 RBI

Ryan Deitrich, Penn (Sr., OF – Collegeville, Pa.)
5 GP, .571 AVG. (8-of-14), 1.000 Slugging %, .667 OBP, 3 BB, 4 Runs, 1 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 3 RBI

Mike Ford, Princeton (Jr., RHP/IF – Belle Mead, N.J.)
4 GP, .250 AVG. (3-of-12), .438 OBP, 3 BB, 3 Runs, 1 RBI
1 APP, 1 GS, 7.0 IP, 1 CG, 5 Hits, 1 R, 1 ER, 5 K, 1.29 ERA, 1-0

Zak Hermans, Princeton (Sr., RHP – Coppell, Texas)
1 APP, 1 GS, 7.0 IP, 1 CG, 3 Hits, 5 K, 0.00 ERA, 1-0

Brent Lawson, Yale (Fr., C/OF – Newport Beach, Calif.)
4 GP, .438 AVG. (7-of-16), 2 Runs, 4 RBI

Kevin Link, Princeton (Sr., RHP – Marietta, Ga.)
1 APP, 1 GS, 9.0 IP, 1 CG, 3 Hits, 1 R, 1 ER, 4 BB, 4 K, 1.00 ERA, 1-0

Mike Martin, Harvard (So., UTL – Buffalo Grove, Ill.)
5 GP, .316 AVG. (6-of-19), .579 Slugging %, .381 OBP, 2 BB, 4 Runs, 3 2B, 1 3B, 1 RBI

Cody Slaughter, Brown (Sr., INF – New Port Richey, Fla.)
7 GP, .333 AVG. (8-of-24), .429 OBP, 3 BB, 3 Runs, 1 RBI

David Speer, Columbia (Jr., LHP – Westport, Conn.)
1 APP, 1 GS, 7.0 IP, 1 CG, 4 Hits, 6 K, 0.00 ERA, 1-0

Eric Williams, Columbia (Sr., INF – Sarasota, Fla.)
6 GP, .312 AVG. (5-of-16), .562 Slugging %, .476 OBP, 5 BB, 3 Runs, 4 2B, 2 RBI, 2 SB

UPCOMING SCHEDULE
Tuesday, April 2
^Villanova at Penn, 3 pm
Sacred Heart at Yale, 3:30 pm
Columbia at Rutgers, 3:30 pm
Bryant at Brown, 4 pm

Wednesday, April 3
Brown DH at Siena, 2 pm
Harvard at Boston College, 3 pm
DaDartmouth at Quinnipiac, 3 pm
UConn at Yale, 3:30 pm
Princeton at Seton Hall, 3:30 pm

Thursday, April 4
Canisius at Cornell, 3:30 pm

Saturday, April 6
*Penn DH at Brown, 12 pm
*Cornell DH at Harvard, 12 pm
*Columbia DH at Yale, 12 pm
*Princeton DH at Dartmouth, 12 pm

Sunday, April 7
*Princeton DH at Harvard, 12 pm
*Penn DH at Yale, 12 pm
*Columbia DH at Brown, 12 pm
*Cornell DH at Dartmouth, 12 pm

KEY
^-Liberty Bell Classic
*-Ivy League contest

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 – Jeff Keller (Dartmouth)
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 – Connor Cuff (Penn)
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 – Connor Betbeze (Penn)
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 – Nick Busto (Cornell), Rob Cerfolio (Yale), Chris Cruz (Cornell), Ryan Deitrich (Penn), Mike Ford (Princeton), Zak Hermans (Princeton), Brent Lawson (Yale), Kevin Link (Princeton), Mike Martin (Harvard), Cody Slaughter (Brown), David Speer (Columbia), Eric Williams (Columbia)
April 9 –
April 16 –
April 23 –
April 30 –

Gone Streaking
Hitting

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

*-Current (as of April 1)

Reached Base

Player Team Streak
Eric Williams
Columbia 19
Mike Ford Princeton 18*
Brenton Peters
Cornell 17
Alex Black
Columbia 14
Jordan Serena Columbia 14
Tom D'Alessandro Cornell 14
Danny Hoy Princeton 14
Michael Vilardo Penn 13*
Spenser Souza
Cornell 13
Nick Lombardi Dartmouth 13
Spencer Branigan Penn 13
Ryan Deitrich Penn 12

*-Current (as of April 1)


National Rankings
Team (top-40 as of April 1)

Category Team Rank Actual
Batting Average Dartmouth 15 0.311
Doubles Per Game Dartmouth 2 2.59
  Penn 6 2.42
Doubles Penn 23 58.0
Triples Per Game Penn 24
0.46
  Dartmouth 37 0.41
Triples Penn 28 11.0
Slugging Percentage Dartmouth 16 0.456
Stolen Bases Per Game Cornell 16 2.29
  Penn 26 1.92
Stolen Bases Penn 26 48.0
  Cornell 33 46.0
Earned Run Average Dartmouth 32 2.88
Strikeouts Per Nine Innings Dartmouth 21 8.4
Hits Allowed Per Nine Innings Cornell 26 7.57
Walks Allowed Per Nine Innings Dartmouth 13 2.45
Fielding Percentage Dartmouth 12 0.978
Double Plays Per Game Penn 20 1.08
Double Plays Penn 40 26.0
Strikeout-to-Walk Ratio
Dartmouth 6 3.43
Win-Lost Percentage Dartmouth 10 0.824
  Cornell 38 0.714
WHIP Dartmouth 20 1.16
  Cornell 26 1.19

Individual (top-40 as of April 1)

Category Name Team Rank Actual
Batting Average Ryan Deitrich
Penn 9 0.44
Doubles Per Game Jeff Keller
Dartmouth 1
0.69
  Michael Vilardo
Penn 5
0.54
  Ennis Coble
Dartmouth 22 0.44
  Spencer Brangian
Penn 36 0.42
Doubles Michael Vilardo
Penn 5 13.0
  Jeff Keller Dartmouth 20 11.0
Triples Per Game Matt MacDowell
Dartmouth 40 0.14
Triples Austin Bossart Penn 37 3.0
  Ryan Deitrich Penn 37 3.0
RBI Per Game Nick Lombardi
Dartmouth 9 1.33
  Jeff Keller Dartmouth 23 1.19
Slugging Percentage Jeff Keller
Dartmouth 16 0.712
  Ryan Deitrich Penn 30 0.679
On-Base Percentage Ryan Deitrich Penn 3 0.544
Stolen Bases Per Game JD Whetsel
Cornell 27 0.57
Walks Per Game Kevin Tatum Cornell 28 0.9
Toughest to Strike Out Ennis Coble Dartmouth 3 29.5
  Eric Hsieh Yale 25 16.7
Saves Ronnie Glenn Penn 26 6.0
  Thomas Olson Dartmouth 26 6.0
Walks Allowed Per Nine Innings Brian McAfee Cornell 26 1.03
  Stefan Olson Columbia 39 1.17
Walks Allowed Per Nine Innings Brian McAfee Cornell 23 0.91
WHIP Michael Johnson
Dartmouth 33 0.87
  Brian McAfee
Cornell 35 0.88
  Zak Hermans Princeton 38 0.88
Complete Games Connor Cuff Penn 22 2.0
  Tim Giel Columbia 22 2.0
  Zak Hermans Princeton 22 2.0
  David Speer Columbia 22 2.0