HBCU Round-Up: MEAC Announces Weekly Baseball Honors
4/12/2017, 2:30 p.m. | Updated on 4/11/2017, 9:58 a.m.
Norfolk State junior Alex Mauricio was selected as the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Baseball Player of the Week, the conference office announced today. Delaware State’s Ciaran Devenney earned Rookie of the Week honors, while Bethune-Cookman junior Tyler Norris was named Pitcher of the Week.
Mauricio (6-0, 180, Jr., Midlothian, Va.) helped Norfolk State to a 3-1 record this past week, batting .538 (7-for-13) and scoring a combined four runs. He had a pair of three-hit games, including a 3-for-3 effort in the first game against Delaware State – a game in which he hit his first home run of the season. Mauricio was also 3-for-5 against Coppin State, and he drove in a run in three of the Spartans’ four games. For the week, Mauricio slugged .923.
Devenney (5-11, 205, Fr., Manalapan, N.J.) drove in eight runs in four games for the Hornets, including six in the first game of a three-game set against Norfolk State – a game in which he hit a grand slam. He also had a pair of doubles on the week, and Devenney had a pair of two-hit games. For the week, Devenney batted .385 (5-for-13) and scored seven runs.
Norris (6-1, 165, Jr., Coral Springs, Fla.) gave Bethune-Cookman its first no-hitter since 1995, leading the Wildcats to a 1-0 win over Savannah State in the second game of Saturday’s doubleheader. He struck out five in going the full seven innings, helping Bethune-Cookman secure the series win.
Other Top Performers
TJ Densmore (B-CU) struck out four in four innings of no-hit relief against Savannah State.
Jameel Edney (B-CU) hit .467 (7-for-15) for the week, driving in a pair of runs – including one in a 3-for-4 effort to close out the series against Savannah State.
Nazier McIlwain (CSU) drove in a pair of runs against Maryland Eastern Shore and had two multi-hit games on the week.
Krystian Negron (CSU) struck out a career-high 11 batters against Maryland Eastern Shore, walking just one in seven innings pitched.
Aubrey McCarty (FAMU) was 3-for-4 with two doubles and two RBIs in a 10-0 win over North Carolina A&T State to close out the series.
Octavien Moyer (FAMU) drove in three runs, on a 3-for-4 effort, in the second game of Saturday’s doubleheader against North Carolina A&T State.
Tyler Friis (MDES) had a pair of two-hit games on the week, batting a combined .429 (6-for-14).
Marty Tolson (MDES) scattered seven hits over six innings against Coppin State, striking out three.
Michael Johnson (NCAT) struck out five and only gave up one run in 6.2 innings in a win over Florida A&M.
Evan Holland (NCCU) went 3-for-3 with two RBIs in the series finale against UNC Wilmington with a double and a walk.
Carter Williams (NCCU) drove in a pair of runs in a win over UNC Wilmington, going 2-for-5 at the plate.
Brandon Melendez (NCAT) went 3-for-4 with three RBIs, hitting a triple and a home run, against High Point.
Stephen Baughan (NSU) was 2-for-4 with a home run in the second game of a three-game set against Delaware State.
Devin Hemmerich (NSU) struck out a career-high 13 batters against Coppin State, before striking out nine in a win over Delaware State.