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Baseball Weekly Release - Week 5

Baseball Weekly Release - Week 5

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Photos courtesy of Dartmouth and Harvard Athletic Communications

PRINCETON, N.J. -- Harvard sophomore outfielder Patrick Robinson, Dartmouth senior right-handed pitcher Michael Danielak and Dartmouth freshman left-handed pitcher Michael Parsons were selected as the Player, Pitcher and Rookie of the Week, respectively. 

LEAGUE NOTES

  • Cornell (9-4) and Dartmouth (10-6) boast the Ivy League's top marks heading into Ancient Eight play this weekend. Both the Big Red (RPI No. 41) and Big Green (RPI No. 60) rank among the nation's top programs.
  • Cornell owns a signature win over RPI No. 24 Michigan State, 2-1, on March 19.
  • Dartmouth took series from then-No. 17 Miami on March 3-5 and then-No. 26 UCF on March 24-26.
  • Harvard also claims a winning record at 10-8 heading into League play this weekend. The Crimson's best win was a 4-1 victory at RPI No. 81 Jacksonville on March 11.  
  • Dartmouth's Michael Danielak and Yale's Scott Politz claim a League-high four wins thus far and pace the Ancient Eight with 28 and 32 strikeouts, respectively.
  • Big Green stopper Chris Burkholder owns an Ancient Eight-best five saves—three more than his nearest conference competitor.
  • Cornell's Paul Balestrieri (1.03 ERA) and Penn's Mike Reitcheck (1.21 ERA) each claim a sub-1.50 ERA.
  • Yale's Griffin Dey continues to top the League with six home runs and 20 RBIs, while teammate Tim DeGraw has accumulated a League-best 18 runs scored and eight stolen bases.
  • With a .426 mark in 54 at-bats, Harvard's Patrick Robinson leads all Ivies in batting average. He also claims an Ivy-best .508 on-base percentage and .741 slugging percentage.
  • Ivy League play gets underway this weekend, with all 16 games to be broadcast on the Ivy League Digital Network (ILDN).
  • Harvard and Penn's doubleheader on Sunday, April 2, will also be simulcast on ESPN3.

UPCOMING SCHEDULE
Wednesday, March 29
Bryant at Brown, 3 pm
Holy Cross at Harvard, 3:30 pm [ILDN] [FB Live]
Hartford at Yale, 3:30 pm
Penn at Lafayette, 3:30 pm [ILDN]
Princeton at Seton Hall, 4 pm [PSN]
Cornell at Penn State, 6:30 pm

Saturday, April 1
Yale at Princeton, 12 pm [ILDN]
Dartmouth at Penn, 12 pm [ILDN]
Brown at Cornell, 12 pm [ILDN]
Harvard at Columbia, 12 pm [ILDN]
Yale at Princeton, 2:30 pm [ILDN]
Dartmouth at Penn, 2:30 pm [ILDN]
Brown at Cornell, 2:30 pm [ILDN]
Harvard at Columbia, 2:30 pm [ILDN]

Sunday, April 2
Brown at Princeton, 12 pm [ILDN]
Dartmouth at Columbia, 12 pm [ILDN]
Yale at Cornell, 12 pm [ILDN]
Harvard at Penn, 12 pm [ESPN3] [ILDN]
Dartmouth at Columbia, 2:30 pm [ILDN]
Yale at Cornell, 2:30 pm [ILDN]
Harvard at Penn, 2:30 pm [ESPN3] [ILDN]
Brown at Princeton, 3 pm [ILDN]

KEY
ILDN-Broadcast on The Ivy League Digital Network
FB Live-Broadcast on Facebook Live
PSN-Broadcast on the Pirate Sports Network
ESPN3-Broadcast on ESPN3 and the WatchESPN App

PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Harvard sophomore outfielder Patrick Robinson (Melbourne, Fla.) hit .588 and slugged .941 in 17 at-bats to lead the Crimson to a 3-1 mark in a four-game set against Army.

The Melbourne, Fla., product posted four-straight multi-hit games and four-straight games with an RBI to lead the Crimson to a 46-run series—the most for a Harvard squad over a four-game stretch since 2003. On the week, Robinson tallied four doubles, a triple, seven runs scored and nine RBIs. He also accumulated 16 total bases, while swiping two bags against the Black Knights.

Robinson is the first Harvard student-athlete to be named Player of the Week since John Fallon shared the honor on March 8, 2016.

Robinson's Statistics for the Week
4 G, .588 (10-for-17), 7 R, 4 2B, 1 3B, 9 RBI, 2 BB, 2 SB, .667 OBP, .941 SLG

PITCHER OF THE WEEK
Dartmouth senior right-handed pitcher Michael Danielak (Mt. Prospect, Ill.) earned the victory in his fourth-straight start, hurling eight innings of one-run ball to defeat No. 26-ranked UCF, 4-1, on March 25.

The Mt. Prospect, Ill., native yielded one earned run on six hits, while striking out eight to match his season high. This season, Danielak is 4-0 with a 1.98 ERA in 27.1 innings and is holding opponents to a .210 batting average.

Dartmouth is just the second program to take two games from the Knights this season, joining No. 12-ranked Florida State.

Danielak is the second Big Green pitcher to be tabbed as Pitcher of the Week this season, joining fellow senior Beau Sulser (March 6).

Danielak's Statistics for the Week
1 APP, 1 GS, 1-0, 8.0 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 8 K, 1.13 ERA

ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Dartmouth freshman left-handed pitcher Michael Parsons (Norfolk, Va.) played a significant role in the Big Green's series victory over No. 26-ranked UCF.

Parsons entered the series opener in the fifth inning and tossed three scoreless frames to preserve a 3-3 tie through the seventh. The freshman allowed just two hits, while striking out three, in the 4-3 Dartmouth win. Parsons also recorded the final out of the sixth inning against Bethune-Cookman on March 22.

Parsons is the second-straight Big Green student-athlete to be selected as Rookie of the Week.

Parson's Statistics for the Week
2 APP, 0-0, 3.1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 0.00 ERA

HONOR ROLL
Garrett Delano, Brown (Fr., IF – Callahan, Fla.)
4 G, .429 (6-for-14), 5 R, 2 2B, 2 HR, 4 RBI, 3 BB, .529 OBP, 1.000 SLG

Josh Huntley
, Brown (Sr., C – Aurora, Colo.)
4 G, .471 (8-for-17), 4 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 6 RBI, 1 BB, .526 OBP, .706 SLG

Christian Taugner
, Brown (Sr., RHP – Roselle, Ill.)
1 APP, 1 GS, 1-0, 7.0 IP, 8 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 0.00 ERA

Julian Bury
, Columbia (Fr., OF – Mechanicsburg, Pa.)
4 G, .529 (9-for-17), 4 R, 5 RBI, 2 BB, 2 SB, .579 OBP, .529 SLG

Liam McGill
, Columbia (Fr., C – Wakefield, R.I.)
4 G, .500 (8-for-16), 2 R, 2 RBI, 2 BB, .579 OBP, .500 SLG

Josh Simpson
, Columbia (So, LHP – Stafford, Conn.)
1 APP, 1 GS, 1-0, 7.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 4 K, 2.57 ERA

Cole Rutherford
, Cornell (Sr., 1B – Simi Valley, Calif.)
4 G, .500 (6-for-12), 4 R, 2 HR, 5 RBI, 3 BB, .600 OBP, 1.000 SLG

Tim Willittes
, Cornell (Sr., RHP – Scottsdale, Ariz.)
1 APP, 1 GS, 1-0, 1 CG, 7.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 1.29 ERA

Michael Ketchmark
, Dartmouth (Sr., 1B – Dallas, Texas)
6 G, .333 (7-for-21), 4 R, 3 2B, 2 HR, 7 RBI, 5 BB, 1 SB, .462 OBP, .762 SLG

Jake Suddleson
, Harvard (Fr., OF – Pacific Palisades, Calif.)
3 G, .417 (5-for-12), 5 R, 2 2B, 1 HR, 6 RBI, 2 BB, 1 SB, .563 OBP, .833 SLG

Jake Cousins
, Penn (Sr., RHP – West Chicago, Ill.)
1 APP, 1 GS, 1-0, 1 CG, 7.0 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 8 K, 1.29 ERA

Andrew Murnane
, Penn (Jr., OF – Wayzata, Minn.)
5 G, .526 (10-for-19), 8 R, 2 2B, 5 RBI, 4 SB, .550 OBP, .632 SLG

Asher Lee-Tyson
, Princeton (Jr., IF – Weston, Conn.)
5 G, .375 (6-for-16), 4 R, 1 3B, 2 RBI, 4 BB, .500 OBP, .500 SLG

David Harding
, Princeton (Fr., IF – Severna Park, Md.)
4 G, .545 (6-for-11), 2 R, 2 2B, 2 RBI, .583 OBP, .727 SLG

James Proctor
, Princeton (Fr., RHP – St. Louis, Mo.)
1 APP, 1 GS, 1-0, 1 CG, 7.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 5 BB, 1 K, 2.57 ERA

Tim DeGraw
, Yale (So., OF – Rye, N.Y.)
4 G, .400 (6-for-15), 4 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 3 SB, .438 OBP, .400 SLG

Mason Kukowski
, Yale (Jr., RHP – Katy, Texas)
1 APP, 1 GS, 1-0, 8.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 2 K, 0.00 ERA