Week 4: March 6-12

By: Ryan Murphy

NCAA Division I

Mike Reitcheck, Penn- In his second start of the season, Reitcheck dominated the Fairfield Stags on Sunday. The lefthander tossed the first complete game shutout of his career in the Quakers' 8-0 win. He struck out seven hitters, and walked just one. Reitcheck scattered four hits, and retired 14 hitters in a row at one point in the ballgame. The 2015 Dutchmen All-Star has pitched 18.1 innings for Penn this season in three appearances, and has let to allow a run.

Dominic DiCaprio, Rice- DiCaprio continued to be one of the hottest hitters in college baseball, driving in six runs for the Owls. In five games, DiCaprio recorded three multi-hit games, which was led by a 3-for-5 effort on Saturday. In a 12-2 win over Stanford, the catcher from the 2015 Dutchmen drove in four runs and scored another two. His run production came on a two-run single and a two-run double. DiCaprio's .451 batting average is 40 points better than any other eligible player in Conference USA.

Tyler Nelin, George Mason- George Mason's hitting leader hit safely in all five games for the Patriots, stretching his hit streak to ten games. Nelin, who served as a utilityman for the 2015 Dutchmen, had two hits in four of the five games and scored in all five contests. He drove in four runs, and five of his nine hits on the week were extra base hits. Nelin's five home runs are tied for the top total in the Atlantic 10 Conference.

Dylan D'Anna, Siena- D'Anna picked up his second save of the season in lengthy fashion on Saturday, tossing the final four innings in the Saints' 8-4 win over Davidson. Entering the game with a one-run lead, the 2016 Dutchmen pitcher allowed just one hit while striking out three. D'Anna has emerged as one of Siena's top relief pitchers, as one of three Saints to make five bullpen appearances in the first 13 games. He also is the only non-starter to log ten innings of work.

Troy Montemayor, Baylor- Arguably one of college baseball's best closers had another stellar week, logging two saves for the 14-2 Bears. He got the final four outs of Baylor's 6-5 win over Sam Houston State, and threw a perfect ninth inning in a 2-1 victory over Houston. The 2016 All-PGCBL selection is tied for the Big 12 lead in saves with five, and has yet to allow a run in 6.1 innings over six appearances. Montemayor has earned either a win or a save in each of his outings this season.

Jake Hanson, Valparaiso- The senior catcher, who was behind the plate for Albany in 2014, drove in four runs and scored five in five games this week for the Crusaders. Hanson drove in three runs in a 16-3 win over Penn on Wednesday, an output that included a two-run home run. He also recorded two hits on Sunday, and drove in a run on a single in Valpo's 6-5 to South Florida. Hanson hit safely in four of Valparaiso's five games this past week.

Kyle Zurak, Radford- Zurak, who closed for the Dutchmen during the 2014 season, had his best week of the season. The righthander picked up a win and a save for the Highlanders, and pitched in three Radford victories. Despite allowing two runs, he was the winning pitcher in a Tuesday victory over George Mason. He also earned his second save of the season by tossing 1.1 scoreless frames on Friday. Zurak finished his week with a scoreless inning on Sunday in Radford's 7-3 win over Northern Kentucky.

Mike Fitzsimmons, No. 14 Ole Miss- 2015's Dutchmen Player of the Year came through in multiple clutch situations for the nationally ranked Rebels this week. Fitzsimmons hit a two-run homer that started Ole Miss' scoring in a 5-0 victory over Furman on Friday. He also came up with an RBI pinch hit single in the eighth inning on Sunday, a hit that proved to be the game-winner in a 1-0 victory.

Jack Gethings, Fairfield- Gethings hit safely in all three of Fairfield's game against Penn, batting .600 in the series against the Quakers. The infielder had three hits in the opening game of the series, and followed that performance with a single and an RBI double in Fairfield's 7-5 win on Saturday. In the first ten games of the season, the 2016 Dutchmen player leads the Stags in batting average (.441), runs (7), hits (15), RBIs (5), and stolen bases (3).

Jack Grabek, Bucknell- Grabek earned a victory in Bucknell's 7-1 triumph over Iowa. The sophomore was the pitcher of record when the Bison broke a 1-1 tie in the seventh. Grabek, who wore the Dutchmen uniform this past season, pitched 1.1 innings in the victory and struck out one Hawkeye hitter.

NCAA Division II

Mychael Goudreau, No. 12 Azusa Pacific- An infielder from the 2016 Dutchmen, Goudreau recorded three multi-hit games in Azusa's four game split with Fresno Pacific. He hit 6-for-14 during the series, and scored seven runs. Four of those runs came in APU's 16-3 win on Friday. In a loss earlier on Friday, one of Goudreau's two hits was his fourth home run of the season. In total, Goudreau drove in three runs during the series, which saw Azusa Pacific move to 15-3 on the season.

NCAA Division III

Dylan McGee, Trinity U.- The defending national champions played just one game this week, a victory over Southwestern that saw the 2014 Dutchmen pitcher get his first win. McGee did not allow an earned run over 6.1 innings on the hill, striking out seven. The righthander tossed 56 of his 90 pitches for strikes, and only allowed two hits. The victory was the first start of the season for McGee.



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