Week 13: April 18-24

By: Ryan Murphy
Nick Cioffi (Saint Rose)

Justin Brantley, Cleveland Indians organization- A Siena product, Brantley recorded two solid appearances for the Akron RubberDucks, the double-A affiliate of the Indians. The 2010 and 2011 Albany hurler finished the sixth inning in relief of Akron's starter on Tuesday against the Binghamton Mets. On Thursday, Brantley struck out five hitters in his two scoreless innings of work facing the Trenton Thunder.

Nick Cioffi, Saint Rose- Cioffi started twice this week for the Golden Knights, including a dominant outing on Tuesday against Le Moyne. The 2015 Albany Pitcher of the Year did not allow an earned run over seven innings on the mound. The righthander struck out a season-high 11 hitters, and walked just one in an 11-3 victory. He also pitched on Sunday against Pace, and went 7.1 innings with four strikeouts in a losing effort.

Nick Jewett, Trinity- Perfect Game named Jewett's Tigers as the No. 1 team in the nation earlier in the week, and the 2014 Dutchmen first baseman likely helped Trinity keep that spot with a 4-0 week. Over the four games, Jewett hit .571 with seven runs scored and five RBIs. His best game came on Friday, when he scored three runs and drove in four more in a 4-for-4 output. The week increased Jewett's batting average for the No. 1 Tigers to .388.

Justin Brock, Franklin Pierce- One of Division II's stolen base leaders, Brock hit .500 in four victories for the No. 4 Ravens. The 2014 Albany infielder is in the midst of a seven game hit streak, and recorded three multi hit games this week. In the middle game of a weekend series at Assumption, Brock scored four runs and drove in another in a 15-2 victory. The senior has scored 41 runs, and is hitting .368 for the 35-4 Ravens.

Justin Childers, Ohio Dominican- A signee for the 2016 season, Childers is currently on an eight game hitting streak, and scored a run in all six of ODU's games this week. Childers hit .429 over the past seven days with ten runs scored and five RBIs as the Panthers went 3-3. The infielder has played in every game for Ohio Dominican, and leads the team with 39 runs scored.

Jon Reid, Azusa Pacific- Albany's 2015 lefthander pitched one of his best games of the season on Friday, leading the Cougars to a 5-2 victory over Concordia. Reid pitched eight innings, striking out six hitters with just one walk. Reid's first six innings were spotless, allowing just two hits. The lefty picked up the win for Azusa, his third of the season.

Teddy Cillis, Hofstra- Cillis had a monster week for Hofstra, hitting three home runs in three consecutive games. The 2013 Dutchmen player hit safely in all four games, including a pair of multi hit outputs. Cillis drove in four runs in the team's win over LIU-Brooklyn, and scored a run in each of the four games. Cillis is currently third in the CAA in home runs with nine.

Hunter Boose, Augusta- An infielder from the 2015 team, Boose had a career game on Tuesday, going 4-for-4 in a 21-4 victory over Emmanuel. Boose hit two home runs, driving in five runs and scoring four in the blowout victory. He also added two hits in Augusta's 18-7 win over UNC-Pembroke on Sunday. Boose is tied for the team lead with 39 RBIs for the Jaguars, who are 29-16 overall and 17-10 in conference play.

Zak Spivy, Polk State- The returning Dutchmen pitcher earned his fifth win of 2016 on Friday, throwing all six innings in Polk's 10-1 victory over South Florida State. Spivy allowed just a sole run on four hits, and struck out two hitters. The righty has been the Eagles' best pitcher this season, leading the team in wins, strikeouts, and innings pitched.

Liam Conboy, Susquehanna- Conboy continued his stellar 2016 season this week with two saves in three dominant appearances for Susquehanna. His week began on Wednesday, when he struck out the side in the ninth inning of an 8-1 win over Albright. The 2015 Dutchmen pitcher then earned a save on Saturday, pitching the final frame of a 4-2 victory over Scranton. His seventh save came on Sunday, when a perfect ninth inning moved Susquehanna to 15-3 in conference play.

Mike Reitcheck, Penn- Despite not being involved in the decision, the 2015 Albany lefty was tremendous in Penn's 3-2 conference win over Cornell. Reitcheck tossed nine innings, only allowing one run on seven hits. He struck out six hitters and did not surrender a walk, as the Quakers earned a 3-2 victory in ten innings.

Jake Hanson, Valparaiso- Hanson, who played for the Dutchmen in 2014, had his best week of the season, hitting .500 in three starts, all victories for the Crusaders. Hanson went 3-for-4 with three runs scored in a win over Chicago State, and hit a seventh-inning two run single to put Valpo up for good against Milwaukee on Saturday. The catcher's big week rose his batting average to .320 in eight starts behind the plate.

Dylan D'Anna, Siena- The freshman heading to Albany this summer appeared three times in the past week for Siena, and totalled 3.2 scoreless innings of work. In each of his outings, D'Anna was the final pitcher for the Saints in losing efforts. D'Anna allowed just two hits over the 3.2 frames, including hitless innings against Central Connecticut and Delaware.

Tyler Orris, Millersville- Millersville was ranked as Perfect Game's No. 1 team in the nation on Wednesday, and Orris marked the occasion by extending his on-base streak to 37 games. The 2013 Dutchmen infielder has reached base in every game he has played, with the exception of the season opener in February. The Marauders went 3-1 in a series with Shippensburg, putting Millersville's season record at 39-4.



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