Monday Morning Blast with the Crush!
Good morning Crush fans and Happy Monday. Did you miss any of the college baseball action this weekend? Here is a quick look at the key highlights from the performances of our players this weekend.
A total of 12 runs were either driven in or scored by five of our Crush players this weekend. The following is the breakdown:
Evan Minarovic, Infielder (3B, SS), Northwestern University
Evan drove in one run on Sunday with an RBI single to left center in the top of the 7th inning. At the time, we would cut Northwestern’s deficit against the University of South Florida to two runs (5-7). Unfortunately, Northwestern would go on to lose the game 5-10.
MJ Metz, Infielder (3B), Trinity University
MJ drove in one run with an RBI single to left field in the bottom of the 2nd inning and scored one run in the bottom of the 6th inning in the Tiger’s 10-6 win over Babson this past Friday.
Michael Montrezza, Infielder (2B), Trinity University
On Saturday, Michael drove in one run with an RBI single in the bottom of the fourth inning to give the Tigers a 2-1 lead in the game. He also scored one run in the bottom of the sixth inning which increased the Tigers lead to 6-2. However, they would go on to lose the game 8-6 to Babson. On Sunday, Michael drove in one run with an RBI double down the left field line. The Tigers would go on to lose, however, by a score 9-5. They lost 2-out-of-3 against Babson this past weekend.
Harry Deliyannis, Infielder (2B), Pomona-Pitzer College
Harry played second base twice this weekend for the Pomona-Pitzer Sagehens. On Saturday, Harry drove in one run (himself) by hitting a home run to right field! This was his first home run of the season. In the second game of Saturday’s doubleheader, Harry scored one run in the bottom of the second inning as the Sagehens would go on to defeat La Verne 8-2 and split the doubleheader.
David Bedrosian, Outfielder (CF), Pomona-Pitzer College
David had himself a weekend facing off against the La Verne pitching staff, going a combined 5-for-9 at the plate in Saturday’s doubleheader. In game one, he drove in one run with an RBI double to right center in the bottom of the 4th inning and would come around to score another run later that inning. In game two, David drove in two runs with a pair of RBI doubles (one in the bottom of the 2nd and one in the bottom of the 8th).
Two of our pitchers handed in strong performances out of the bullpen this weekend for their respective schools. These action arms are:
Andrew Preuit, Pitcher, Salve Regina University
On Sunday, Andrew pitched one strong inning making quick work of the Fitchburg State hitters. He struck out two of the three batters he faced in the inning, helping Salve Regina win their first game of the season by a final score of 13-0.
Harry Deliyannis, Pitcher, Pomona-Pitzer College
Harry threw two innings out of the bullpen for the Sagehens in their 9-5 victory over La Verne on Friday. He only allowed one unearned run to cross the plate and recorded a strikeout in his work as the bridge to closer Luka Green.
If you are somewhat confused because of Harry Deliyannis’s appearances in both of the above categories, don’t be! Harry did it all this weekend, helping Pomona-Pitzer take 2-out-of-3 from La Verne with strong performances on the mound and at the plate.
Closing it Out
As a baseball team, you cannot win a close game without your closer. The following player “closed it out” for his team this weekend.
Bradford Webb, Pitcher, Hampden-Sydney College
On Wednesday of this past week, Bradford recorded his second save of the season. He pitched one inning, only allowing one hit and tallying a strikeout in route to closing out Hampden-Sydney’s 3-0 win over Southern Virginia.