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April 2, 2014

Baseball Weekly Release - Week 6

Updated Baseball Statistics in pdf format

Photos courtesy of Columbia Sports Information/Media Relations, Penn and Princeton Athletic Communications and Yale Sports Publicity

PRINCETON, N.J. -- The first weekend of Ivy League baseball action stretched out over four days after weather prevented the Ancient Eight from getting their games in on Saturday and Sunday.

With all but two of the games originally scheduled for this weekend completed, the Gehrig Division has the advantage, with a 10-4 record against the Rolfe Division. Harvard and Princeton was the only double header that was unable to be completed.

Penn (10-10, 4-0 Ivy) and the Tigers (7-11, 2-0 Ivy) are the only squads undefeated in League play, as the Quakers swept Yale (9-11, 2-2 Ivy) and Brown (4-10, 0-4 Ivy) as part of a 5-0 week, while Princeton took a pair from Dartmouth (4-12, 1-3 Ivy).

Columbia (8-14) and Cornell (9-9) are each 2-2 in Ivy play after splitting their four games. The Lions took two from the Bears but dropped both to the Bulldogs, Yale's first sweep of Columbia since 2007. Cornell, meanwhile, split with both Dartmouth and Harvard (5-14, 1-1 Ivy).

Interdivisional play continues this coming week, with Penn and Princeton at Brown and Yale and Columbia and Cornell traveling to Dartmouth and Harvard. The Ivy League® Digital Network will feature all five of the Big Green's games this week, including its matchup with Quinnipiac on Wednesday at 3 p.m., as well as Seton Hall at Princeton on Wednesday at 3:30 p.m.

PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Penn senior outfielder Rick Brebner (Langhorne, Pa.) led the Quakers to a 5-0 week, batting .364 (8-for-22) with four doubles, two home runs, 10 RBI and six runs. He slugged .818 and recorded an on-base percentage of .391. Brebner went 3-for-5 with three runs and two RBI in a 12-1 win over Villanova and 4-for-5 with two runs and four RBI in an 11-9 win over Yale.

Brebner earns his second career Ivy League weekly award, as he was Rookie of the Week on May 3, 2011. His honor gives the Quakers back-to-back Player of the Week awards for the first time since April 5-12, 2011, when the honors went to Jeremy Maas and Greg Zebrack. Sophomore Gary Tesch was named Player of the Week on March 25.

Brebner's Weekly Stats
5 GP, .364 AVG. (8-for-22), .818 Slugging %, .391 OBP, 6 Runs, 4 2B, 2 HR, 10 RBI, 1 BB

CO-PITCHERS OF THE WEEK
Prior to the 2014 season, Princeton senior Jonathan York (Atlanta) had never pitched an inning and certainly never recorded a save. Last week alone, York pitched two innings and picked up two saves as the Tigers swept Dartmouth, 3-0 and 4-3. He now leads the Ivy League with four saves on the year. In those two appearances against the Big Green, York allowed just one baserunner on a walk, while striking out one.

York earns his first career Ivy League weekly award and gives the Tigers consecutive Pitchers of the Week honors, as Michael Fagan shared the accolade with Dartmouth's Duncan Robinson last week.

York's Weekly Stats
2 APP, 2.0 IP, 0 Hits, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 0.00 ERA, 2 Svs.

Yale sophomore righthander Chris Lanham (Houston) helped the Bulldogs achieve something they hadn't done since 2007: a sweep of Columbia. Lanham pitched a complete game shutout of the Lions, facing only one batter above the minimum in a 3-0 victory. He needed just 62 pitches to get through the seven innings, allowing three hits while striking out six. He and fellow starter David Hickey combined for 14 shutout innings, as the Bulldogs won the second game, 4-1.

Lanham takes home his first career Ivy League weekly award and becomes the first Bulldog to be named Pitcher of the Week since Hickey on April 9, 2013.

Lanham's Weekly Stats
1 APP, 1 GS, 1 CG, 7.0 IP, 3 Hits, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 6 K, 0.00 ERA, 1 SO, 1-0

ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Columbia went 3-2 last week thanks in part to the play of freshman infielder Will Savage (Bronx, N.Y.), who batted .385 (5-for-13) with four runs, one home run and one RBI. Savage hit 5-for-10 in the Lions' three victories. In the field, Savage was flawless at second base, with three putouts, eight assists and no errors.

Savage is the first Lion to be named Rookie of the Week since 2010, when Dario Pizzano (twice), Nick Ferraresi and Tim Giel all received the award.

Savage's Weekly Stats
5 GP, .385 AVG. (5-for-13), .615 Slugging %, .467 OBP, 4 Runs, 1 HR, 1 RBI

HONOR ROLL
Robert Baldwin, Yale (Jr., C – Austin Texas)
4 GP, .417 AVG. (5-for-12), .667 Slugging %, .462 OBP, 1 R, 3 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB

Zack Belski, Princeton (Fr., INF – Missouri City, Texas)
2 GP, .500 AVG. (3-for-6), .571 OBP, 3 RBI

Dan Gautieri, Penn (Jr., RHP – Roseland, N.J.)
1 APP, 1 GS, 1 CG, 1.0 IP, 4 Hits, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 6 K, 1.29 ERA, 1-0

Matt Hall, Cornell (Jr., C – Carlsbad, Calif.)
4 GP, .500 AVG. (7-for-14), .857 Slugging %, 1 R, 2 2B, 1 HR, 2 RBI

Danny Hoy, Princeton (So., INF – Sellersville, Pa.)
2 GP, .714 AVG. (5-for-7), 1.143 Slugging %, 3 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 SB

Kyle Larrow, Harvard (Sr., 2B – Carver, Mass.)
2 GP, .556 AVG. (5-for-9), 1 R, 2 RBI

Mike Reitcheck, Penn (Fr., LHP – Crystal Lake, Ill.)
2 APP, 1.2 IP, 2 Hits, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 5.40 ERA, 2 Svs.

Duncan Robinson, Dartmouth (So., RHP – Houston)
2 APP, 6.1 IP, 3 Hits, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 7 K, 1.42 ERA, 1-0

Nick Ruppert, Dartmouth (So., OF – La Mesa, Calif.)
4 GP, .308 AVG. (4-for-13), .462 Slugging %, .400 OBP, 5 R, 2 2B, 2 BB

Tiger Smith, Cornell (Fr., RHP – Dallas)
1 APP, 1 GS, 5.0 IP, 5 Hits, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 1.80 ERA, ND

George Thanopoulos, Columbia (So., RHP – Highland, Calif.)
1 APP, 1 GS, 8.0 IP, 2 Hits, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 9 K, 0.00 ERA, 1 SO, 1-0

David Vandercook, Columbia (Jr., INF – Boca Raton, Fla.)
5 GP, .417 AVG. (5-for-12), .583 Slugging %, .500 OBP, 2 2B, 3 RBI, 2 BB

UPCOMING SCHEDULE
Wednesday, April 2
Cornell DH at George Mason, 2 pm
Yale at UConn, 3 pm
Quinnipiac at Dartmouth, 3 pm [IVY]
Seton Hall at Princeton, 3:30 pm [IVY]

Thursday, April 3
Siena DH at Brown, 2 pm

Saturday, April 5
*Princeton DH at Brown, 12 pm
*Penn DH at Harvard, 12 pm
*Columbia DH at Dartmouth, 12 pm [IVY]
*Cornell DH at Yale, 12 pm

Sunday, April 6
*Princeton DH at Yale, 12 pm
*Cornell DH at Brown, 12 pm
*Columbia DH at Harvard, 12 pm
*Penn DH at Dartmouth, 12 pm [IVY]

KEY
*-Ivy League contest
IVY-Streamed on The Ivy League® Digital Network

2014 PLAYER OF THE WEEK
March 4 – Jordan Serena, Columbia (Jr., INF/OF – Parker, Colo.)/Jeff Keller, Dartmouth (Sr., OF – Atherton, Calif.)
March 11 – Tom D'Alessandro, Cornell (Sr., IF/OF – Dix Hills, N.Y.)
March 18 – Ryan Karl, Cornell (Jr., IF/OF – Towaco, N.J.)
March 25 – Gary Tesch, Penn (So., OF – Cypress, Texas)
April 1 – Rick Brebner, Penn (Sr., OF – Langhorne, Pa.)
April 8 –
April 15 –
April 22 –
April 29 –

2014 PITCHER OF THE WEEK
March 4 – David Speer, Columbia (Sr., LHP – Westport, Conn.)
March 11 – Christian Taugner, Brown (Fr., RHP – Roselle, Ill.)
March 18 – Kevin Roy, Columbia (So., RHP – Houston)
March 25 – Duncan Robinson, Dartmouth (So., RHP – Houston)/Michael Fagan, Princeton (Sr., LHP – San Diego)
April 1 – Jonathan York, Princeton (Sr., IF/OF – Atlanta)/Chris Lanham, Yale (So., RHP – Houston)
April 8 –
April 15 –
April 22 –
April 29 –

2014 ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
March 4 – Nick Hernandez, Princeton (Fr., 1B – Miami)
March 11 – Christian Taugner, Brown (Fr., RHP – Roselle, Ill.)/Danny Baer, Princeton (Fr., OF – Edina, Minn.)
March 18 – Paul Tupper, Princeton (Fr., OF – Milford, Conn.)
March 25 – March Sredojevic, Brown (Fr., INF – Mendham, N.J.)
April 1 – Will Savage, Columbia (Fr., INF – Bronx, N.Y.)
April 8 –
April 15 –
April 22 –
April 29 –

2014 HONOR ROLL
March 4 – Robert Baldwin, Yale (Fr., C – Austin, Texas); Austin Bossart, Penn (Jr., C – O'Fallon, Ill.); Jack Colton, Harvard (Jr., OF – Milton, Mass.); Connor Cuff, Penn (Jr., RHP – Western Springs, Ill.); Chasen Ford, Yale (Fr., RHP – Lake Forest, Calif.); Nick Gruener, Harvard (Fr., RHP – Miami); Brent Jones, Cornell (Jr., RHP – Albuquerque, N.M.); Beau Sulser, Dartmouth (So., RHP – Santa Ysabel, Calif.); JD Whetsel, Cornell (Jr., OF – Liberty Township, Ohio)
March 11 – Kyle Bartelman, Columbia (Fr., INF – Chicago); Michael Byrne, Cornell (So., LHP – Vienna, Va.); Jake Cousins, Penn (Fr., RHP – West Chicago, Ill.); Connor Cuff, Penn (Jr., RHP – Western Springs, Ill.); Joey Donino, Columbia (Sr., RHP – Avon, Conn.); Michael Fagan, Princeton (Sr., LHP – San Diego); Marshall Harden, Penn (So., INF – Burlington, N.J.); Rob Paller, Columbia (So., OF – Brooklyn, N.Y.); Sean Poppen, Harvard (So., RHP – Chesapeake, Va.)
March 18 –Robert Baldwin, Yale (Jr., C – Austin, Texas); Logan Boyher, Columbia (So., C – Chesterfield, Mo.); Michael Byrne, Cornell (So., LHP – Vienna, Va.); Green Campbell, Yale (Jr., IF – Shreveport, La.); Dan Gautieri, Penn (Jr., RHP – Roseland, N.J.); Jack Hartman, Penn (Fr., LHP – Studio City, Calif.); Jeff McGarry, Penn (Jr., RHP/INF – Mount Laurel, N.J.); Sean Poppen, Harvard (So., RHP – Chesapeake, Va.)
Tiger Smith, Cornell (Fr., RHP – Dallas); Keelan Smithers, Princeton (Fr., LHP – Framingham, Mass.); Lucas Whitehill, Brown (Sr., RHP – Manhattan Beach, Calif.)
March 25 – Dan Gautieri, Penn (Jr., RHP – Roseland, N.J.); Nick Gruener, Harvard (Fr., RHP – Miami); Jack Hartman, Penn (Fr., LHP – Studio City, Calif.); Connor Kaufman, Cornell (Sr., RHP – Midloathian, Va.); Michael Ketchmark, Dartmouth (Fr., IF/OF – Dallas); Kyle Larrow, Harvard (Sr., 2B – Carver, Mass.); Sean Poppen, Harvard (So., RHP – Chesapeake, Va.); Joe Purritano, Dartmouth (So., DH – Woodcliff Lake, N.J.); Robb Paller, Columbia (So., OF – Brooklyn, N.Y.); Chad Powers, Princeton (Fr., IF/RHP – La Canada, Calif.; Christian Taugner, Brown (Fr., RHP – Roselle, Ill.); George Thanopoulos, Columbia (So., RHP – Highland, Calif.); Harrison White, Yale (Fr., IF – Laguna Niguel, Calif.)
April 1 – Robert Baldwin, Yale (Jr., C – Austin Texas); Zack Belski, Princeton (Fr., INF – Missouri City, Texas); Dan Gautieri, Penn (Jr., RHP – Roseland, N.J.); Matt Hall, Cornell (Jr., C – Carlsbad, Calif.); Danny Hoy, Princeton (So., INF – Sellersville, Pa.)
Kyle Larrow, Harvard (Sr., 2B – Carver, Mass.); Mike Reitcheck, Penn (Fr., LHP – Crystal Lake, Ill.); Duncan Robinson, Dartmouth (So., RHP – Houston); Nick Ruppert, Dartmouth (So., OF – La Mesa, Calif.); Tiger Smith, Cornell (Fr., RHP – Dallas); George Thanopoulos, Columbia (So., RHP – Highland, Calif.); David Vandercook, Columbia (Jr., INF – Boca Raton, Fla.)
April 8 –
April 15 –
April 22 –
April 29 –

Gone Streaking
Hitting

Player Team Streak
Robb Paller Columbia 12
JD Whetsel Cornell 11
Ethan Ferreira
Harvard
11
Robb Paller
Columbia 10*
Austin Bossart Penn 10

*-Current (as of April 1)

Reached Base

Player Team Streak
JD Whetsel
Cornell
18*
Jeff McGarry Penn 14
Danny Hoy Princeton 13*
Robb Paller Columbia 13
Aaron Silbar
Columbia
13
Rick Brebner Penn 13
Mike Martin Harvard 12*
Michael Vilardo Penn 12*
Ethan Ferreira Harvard 12
Harrison White Yale 11*
Tom D'Alessandro Cornell 11
Austin Bossart Penn 11
Jacob Hunter Yale 11

*-Current (as of April 1)


National Rankings
Team (top-40 as of March 30)

Category Team Rank Actual
Doubles Per Game Cornell 15
2.19
  Penn 40 1.94
Triples Per Game Princeton 34
0.38
Home Runs Per Game Penn 9 0.94
  Cornell 17 0.75
Slugging Percentage Penn 23
0.423
  Cornell 24 0.422
Fielding Percentage Dartmouth 10
0.98
  Penn 40 0.975

Individual (top-40 as of March 30)

Category Name Team Rank Actual
Doubles Per Game Jeff Keller
Dartmouth
6
0.5
  Rick Brebner
Penn 30
0.44

Ryan Karl
Cornell 30
0.44
Triples Per Game
Alec Keller
Princeton 10
0.19
  Michael Vilardo Penn 40 0.13
Triples Alec Keller Princeton 36 3.0
  Michael Ketchmark Dartmouth 36 3.0
Home Runs Per Game Ryan Karl Cornell 10 0.31
  Mitch Montaldo Penn 19 0.25
RBIs Per Game Ryan Karl Cornell 32 1.13
Slugging Percentage Ryan Karl
Cornell 8 0.71
  Spencer Scorza
Cornell 40 0.636
Stolen Bases Per Game Tom D'Alessandro
Cornell 18 0.57
  JD Whetsel Cornell 33 0.5
Hit By Pitch Per Game Eric Hsieh Yale 4 0.6
  Green Campbell Yale 28 0.44
Toughest to Strike Out J.J. Franco
Brown 1 9999.0
  Marc Sredojevic Brown 11 28.0
  Matt Hall Cornell 14 26.0
Sacrifice Bunts Per Game
Will Savage
Columbia 15 0.33
Sacrifice Flies Jacob Hunter Yale 29 4.0
Earned Run Average Connor Cuff
Penn 35 1.0
Strikeouts Per Nine Innings
Dan Gautieri
Penn 6 11.81

Michael Fagan
Princeton 14 11.05
Walks Allowed Per Nine Innings David Speer Columbia 12 0.62
  Christian Taugner Brown 19 0.82
  Connor Cuff
Penn 34 1.0
Strikeout-to-Walk Ratio David Speer
Columbia 11 10.5
  Christian Taugner Brown 17 9.5
  Connor Cuff Penn 34 7.33
Complete Games
Connor Cuff
Penn 13 2.0