MEAC Announces Weekly Baseball Honors

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NCAA DI/MEAC/Baseball

 

Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Media

 

NORFOLK, Va., – Bethune-Cookman senior Joseph Fernando and Savannah State junior Joseph Roberson were selected as the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Baseball Co-Players of the Week, the conference office announced today. North Carolina Central’s Ryan Miller earned Rookie of the Week honors, while North Carolina A&T State junior Michael Johnson and Bethune-Cookman junior Anthony Maldonado were named Co-Pitchers of the Week.

Fernando (6-1, 190, Sr., Brooklyn, N.Y.) batted .556 (5-for-9) in a weekend series against Ohio State, driving in a combined four runs and scoring twice. He went 3-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored in the series opener, a 4-3 win over the Buckeyes, and Fernando also added his second home run of the season, a three-run shot on Sunday. Fernando also drew a walk and swiped a pair of bases.

Roberson (6-0, 205, Jr., Wayne, Ill.) was 7-for-13 (.538) at the plate this weekend in a three-game series against Nebraska at Omaha, driving in four runs and scoring once. He had a hit in each game, and he went 4-for-6 with four RBIs in Saturday’s 11-inning win – and he had the single that gave the Tigers the walkoff win. He was also had two hits in Sunday’s 3-3 tie, and he also drew two walks in the series.

Miller (6-2, 210, Fr., Blandon, Pa.) was strong on the mound yet again for the Eagles, striking out eight batters in six innings against Lafayette. He scattered five hits and gave up just one run in the no-decision.

Johnson (5-11, 220, Jr., Lexington, N.C.) tossed a complete-game shutout on Sunday against College of Charleston, scattering seven hits and striking out a pair – including a batter in the ninth inning when the Cougars were threatening. Johnson improved to 3-0 on the season, marking the second straight season in which he’s won each of his first three decisions.

Maldonado (6-4, 200, Jr., West Palm Beach, Fla.) took a no-hitter into the seventh inning on Friday against Ohio State, tossing seven innings of one-run ball against the Buckeyes. He struck out a season-high 10 batters and gave up just three hits as the Wildcats went on to record the 4-3 win.

Other Top Performers
Alec Mendez (B-CU) tossed two shutout innings of relief on Saturday, striking out three.

Erik Crossman (CSU) had a two-run double in a midweek game against Navy.

Anthony Martinez (CSU) tossed three shutout innings against Navy with two strikeouts.

Ryan McWilliams (CSU) had a pinch-hit double against Navy.

Darnell Maisonet (DSU) hit a three-run home run in a 6-1 win over Marist.

Robert Shorts (DSU) earned a save against Marist, tossing three shutout innings.

Kyle Coleman (FAMU) struck out six and scattered four hits in seven innings against Jackson State.

Willis McDaniel (FAMU) had four doubles and two stolen bases in five games this past week.

Jared Weber (FAMU) drove in five runs in a doubleheader split with Jackson State.

Marcus Brown (MDES) was 3-for-3 with two RBIs in a win over Fordham.

Blake Coleman (MDES) drove in four runs against Fordham, including a 2-for-4 effort in Saturday’s win.

Dwayne Marshall (MDES) struck out four in six innings of work against Fordham.

Corey Joyce (NCCU) had four extra-base hits, including a home run, this past weekend against Lafayette.

Chris Kernen (NCCU) struck out 10 in six innings of work against Lafayette.

Ian Concevitch (SSU) struck out eight in 8.2 innings of work in Sunday’s tie with Nebraska at Omaha.

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