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Baseball Weekly Release - Week 8

Baseball Weekly Release - Week 8

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Photos courtesy of Dartmouth and Penn Athletic Communications

PRINCETON, N.J. -- Penn senior outfielder Tim Graul and freshman infielder Tommy Pellis were named the Player and Rookie of the Week, respectively, after leading the Quakers to a four-game sweep of Princeton. Dartmouth senior right-handed pitcher Beau Sulser earned Pitcher of the Week honors with a seven-inning complete game performance for the Big Green.

LEAGUE NOTES

  • Yale owns the Ivy League's best mark and tops the Red Rolfe Division standings at 10-2, while Penn paces the Lou Gehrig Division at 8-4. Each team owns a two-game lead on its nearest divisional opponent.
  • The Bulldogs received votes in this week's National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Poll—the first Ivy to do so this season.
  • Penn's Tim Graul extended his on-base streak to 22 games and also moved into a tie for sixth on Penn's career doubles list with 36 last week.
  • Harvard's Patrick Robinson leads the Ancient Eight with a .411 batting average, which ranks 10th nationally. He also owns a League-leading .800 slugging percentage, which sits sixth in NCAA Division I, and 72 total bases.
  • Columbia's Liam McGill leads all Ivies and ranks 24th nationally with a .487 on-base percentage.
  • Cornell's Cole Rutherford, Harvard's Robinson and Yale's Griffin Dey have tallied a League-high seven home runs and Rutherford boasts an Ivy-best 32 RBIs.
  • Yale's Tim DeGraw has accumulated a League-leading 36 runs scored.
  • Dartmouth's Trevor Johnson has amassed a conference-high 15 stolen bases, which ranks 30th in NCAA Division I.
  • Yale's Scott Politz boasts a League-best seven wins and four complete games, while trailing only Penn's Adam Bleday (56) with 51 strikeouts.
  • Bleday's 12.19 strikeouts per nine innings sits 21st in the nation.
  • Politz is 1-of-15 pitchers in NCAA Division I to own seven-or-more victories on the year, and is 1-of-2 to have done so in just eight appearances. Politz and Harvard's Ian Miller rank second in the nation with four complete games.
  • Big Green stopper Chris Burkholder and Big Red closer Peter Lannoo own an Ancient Eight-high seven saves, which ranks 27th in NCAA Division I.
  • Dartmouth's Beau Sulser claims the Ivy League's lone sub-2.00 ERA at 1.45, which ranks 24th nationally. His 9.00 strikeout to walk ratio also ranks 10th in the nation.
  • Eighteen games will be broadcast this week, including 16 on the Ivy League Digital Network (ILDN).
UPCOMING SCHEDULE
Tuesday, April 18
Brown at UMass Lowell, 3 pm [AETV]
Boston College at Dartmouth, 3:30 pm [ILDN]
Penn vs. La Salle, 5:30 pm [ILDN]
Brown at UMass Lowell, 6 pm [AETV]

Wednesday, April 19
Canisius at Cornell, 2 pm [ILDN]
Iona at Yale, 3:30 pm
Rider at Princeton, 3:30 pm [ILDN]
Canisius at Cornell, 4:30 pm [ILDN]
Harvard vs. Boston College, 6 pm [ILDN]

Saturday, April 22
Penn at Cornell, 12 pm [ILDN]
Dartmouth at Yale, 12 pm
Harvard at Brown, 12 pm [ILDN]
Columbia at Princeton, 12 pm [ILDN]
Penn at Cornell, 2:30 pm [ILDN]
Dartmouth at Yale, 2:30 pm
Harvard at Brown, 3 pm [ILDN]
Columbia at Princeton, 3 pm [ILDN]

Sunday, April 23
Penn at Cornell, 12 pm [ILDN]
Dartmouth at Yale, 12 pm
Harvard at Brown, 12 pm
Columbia at Princeton, 12 pm [ILDN]
Penn at Cornell, 2:30 pm [ILDN]
Dartmouth at Yale, 2:30 pm
Harvard at Brown, 3 pm
Columbia at Princeton, 3 pm [ILDN]

KEY
AETV-Broadcast on AmericaEast.TV
ILDN-Broadcast on The Ivy League Digital Network

PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Penn senior outfielder Tim Graul hit .591 as the Quakers posted a 4-1 week, with their lone loss coming to Delaware in non-conference play. Penn swept the four-game set against Princeton to open up a two-game lead over Cornell in the Ivy League's Lou Gehrig Division.

A native of East Greenwich, R.I., Graul tallied three doubles, a triple, seven RBIs and nine runs scored in the five-game week. He also added a walk to produce a .640 on-base percentage. The senior slugged 1.400 in the final outing of the four-game series with Princeton, going 4-for-5 with a double, a triple, three RBIs and three runs scored. On the week, Graul slugged .818. With hits in all five games this week, Graul extended his on-base streak to 22 games. He also moved into a tie for sixth place on Penn's all-time career doubles list with 36.

Graul, the reigning Ivy League Player of the Year, earns the first Player of the Week award of his senior campaign. He is the second Quaker to receive the honor this season, joining Matt McGeagh (April 3).

Graul's Statistics for the Week
5 G, .591 (13-for-22), 9 R, 3 2B, 1 3B, 7 RBI, 1 BB, 1 SB, .640 OBP, .818 SLG

PITCHER OF THE WEEK
Dartmouth senior right-handed pitcher Beau Sulser (Santa Ysabel, Calif.) tossed a seven-inning complete game and earned the win in a 3-1 Big Green victory over Brown.

The senior struck out eight Bears, while conceding just five hits, one walk and one unearned run. Only two Brown hitters reached base between the second and sixth innings. When the Santa Ysabel, Calif., product got into trouble in the seventh, he got himself out of the jam by diving for a popped-up bunt and turning it into a double play. Sulser posted a 0.00 ERA to lower his season total to an Ivy League-best 1.45.

This is Sulser's second Pitcher of the Week nod, after being previously honored on March 6. The Big Green have captured 4-of-7 Pitcher of the Week awards thus far.

Sulser's Statistics for the Week 
1 APP, 1 GS, 1-0, 1 CG, 7.0 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 8 K, 0.00 ERA

ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Penn freshman infielder Tommy Pellis (Greensburg, Pa.) helped the Quakers to a four-game sweep of Princeton in Ivy League play, after dropping a one-run non-conference bout to Delaware mid-week.

The Greensburg, Pa., native hit .429 with two doubles, a home run, two RBIs and six runs scored. He also earned two free passes to boost his on-base percentage to .529. In the non-conference game against the Blue Hens, Pellis hit a pinch-hit solo home run—the first of his career—to bring the Quakers within a run in the ninth inning, though Delaware would hold on for the victory. The freshman also had a three-hit performance in the opener against Princeton, scoring two runs in the 5-4 win.

Pellis is the first Quaker to earn Rookie of the Week honors since Jakob Levison on March 17, 2015.

Pellis's Statistics for the Week
5 G, .429 (6-for-14), 6 R, 2 2B, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 3 BB, .529 OBP, .786 SLG

HONOR ROLL
Marc Sredojevic, Brown (Sr., IF – Mendham, N.J.)
5 G, .429 (6-for-14), 2 R, 2 2B, 2 RBI, 3 BB, 1 SB, .526 OBP, .571 SLG

Kyle Bartelman
, Columbia (Sr., 2B/OF – Chicago, Ill.)
5 G, .500 (9-for-18), 7 R, 2 2B, 2 HR, 5 RBI, .474 OBP, .944 SLG

Randell Kanemaru
, Columbia (Jr., 3B/SS – Santa Ana, Calif.)
5 G, .455 (10-for-22), 6 R, 2 2B, 2 HR, 7 RBI, .478 OBP, .818 SLG

Liam McGill
, Columbia (Fr., C – Wakefield, R.I.)
5 G, .316 (6-for-19), 5 R, 1 2B, 2 HR, 6 RBI, 3 BB, .435 OBP, .684 SLG

Peter Lannoo
, Cornell (Sr., RHP – Terre Haute, Ind.)
3 APP, 3 SV, 2.2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3.38 ERA

Cole Rutherford
, Cornell (Sr., 1B – Simi Valley, Calif.)
5 G, .381 (8-for-21), 6 R, 1 2B, 3 HR, 12 RBI, 1 BB, .409 OBP, .857 SLG

Michael Danielak
, Dartmouth (Sr., RHP – Mt. Prospect, Ill.)
1 APP, 1 GS, 1-0, 1 CG, 7.0 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 1.29 ERA

Michael Ketchmark
, Dartmouth (Sr., 1B – Dallas, Texas)
5 G, .368 (7-for-19), 6 R, 3 2B , 1 HR, 4 RBI, 1 BB, .381 OBP, .684 SLG

Cole O'Connor
, Dartmouth (So., RHP – Bedford, Mass.)
1 APP, 1 GS, 1-0, 7.0 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 K, 1.29 ERA

Josh Ellis
, Harvard (Sr., C – Milton, Mass.)
5 G, .348 (8-for-22), 9 R, 3 HR, 4 RBI, 1 SB, .375 OBP, .739 SLG

Quinn Hoffman
, Harvard (Fr., IF – Del Mar, Calif.)
5 G, .381 (8-for-21), 4 R, 2 2B, 2 RBI, .381 OBP, .476 SLG

Patrick Robinson
, Harvard (So., OF – Melbourne, Fla.)
5 G, .583 (7-for-12), 5 R, 5 HR, 10 RBI, .615 OBP, 1.833 SLG

Mike Reitcheck
, Penn (Sr., LHP – Crystal Lake, Ill.)
1 APP, 1 GS, 1-0, 1 CG, 9.0 IP, 11 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 K, 2.00 ERA

Ramzi Haddad
, Princeton (Fr., IF – Olivette, Mo.)
4 G, .375 (6-for-16), 1 R, 1 2B, .375 OBP, .438 SLG

Chad Powers
, Princeton (Sr., RHP – La Canada, Calif.)
1 APP, 1 GS, 7.0 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 6 K, 1.29 ERA

Scott Politz
, Yale (So., RHP – Austin, Texas)
1 APP, 1 GS, 1-0, 1 CG, 7.0 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 8 K, 2.57 ERA

Alex Stiegler
, Yale (Fr., SS – Dallas, Texas)
4 G, .500 (6-for-12), 3 R, 2 HR, 3 RBI, .500 OBP, 1.000 SLG

Benny Wanger
, Yale (So., 1B – Newtown, Mass.)
5 G, .409 (9-for-22), 5 R, 2 HR, 10 RBI, 1 BB, .458 OBP, .682 SLG