College & Pro Baseball Recap: Week #3

By: Dutchmen Front Office
Nick Estrella (Azusa Pacific) takes a swing on the road at Amsterdam during the 2018 season.

Monday, March 4th, 2019

Nick Estrella (Azusa Pacific, ’17 & ’18 Dutch): The junior right handed pitcher got the Friday night start and moved his season record to 3-0 with a 9-1 win over Concordia.  He retired the final 12 batters in a row that he faced, sitting down 7 of them with strikeouts.  Estrella’s impressive final stat line read: 8.0 IP, 11 K, 1 BB, 8 H, 1 R. 

Lucas Dunn (Louisville, ’18 Dutch):  Dunn closed out Louisville's 3 game sweep of James Madison by scoring the only run in the team’s 1-0 win.  He has reached base safely in all 11 games this season and holds a .317 BA for the 10th ranked Cardinals.

Jerry Burke (Georgetown, ’17 Dutch): Burke paced the Hoyas with a career record 10 strikeouts in his Friday night start and win against Sacred Heart.  The junior righty didn’t allow a base runner until the 5th inning and only allowed two hits.  His dominant final stat line in the 11-0 win was: 6.2 IP, 10 K, 1 BB, 2 H, 0 R.

Brad Gneiting  (Rice, ’17 Dutch): Gneiting continued his hot start to the season, going 7/17 over a 4 games span last week.  Over that stretch, the Owls went 3-1, picking up wins over 12th ranked Baylor and 16th ranked TCU.  Gneiting is currently leading the team with a .340 BA over Rice's first 12 games.

Ernie Clement (Cleveland Indians, ’14 Dutch): Clement has taken advantage of his past week at spring training, picking up his first home run for the parent club Indians.  Through 7 spring training games, the shortstop is 5/16 with 1 HR, 2 2B, and 2 RBI.

Jack Grabek (Bucknell, ’16 & ’17 Dutch): The Bison lefty picked up his first win of the season in a dominant performance in a 14-1 win over Niagara.  Grabek, the Friday night starter, worked the following stat line: 7.0 IP, 8 K, 3 BB, 1 H, 1 R.

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