Norfolk State Baseball Mauricio Tabbed MEAC Rookie of The Week



Matthew Michalec, Norfolk State Sports Information


NORFOLK, Va. – Norfolk State freshman Alex Mauricio was tabbed the MEAC Baseball Rookie of the Week on Monday for his performance in the Spartans’ season-opening series at North Carolina Central, the league announced Monday.

Norfolk State Freshman Alex Mauricio

Norfolk State Freshman Alex Mauricio

Mauricio played a key role in the Spartans’ 5-3 win over NCCU on Saturday. NSU’s starting second baseman, Mauricio hit the go-ahead two-run single in the fifth inning. He moved to the mound after that and pitched 2.1 effective innings of relief, striking out two and allowing one run.

That win, in game 2 of Saturday’s doubleheader, gave NSU the rubber game of the team’s first weekend series of the season. NSU is slated to host Navy for a three-game series this Saturday and Sunday.