NEWPORT NEWS, Va. —Davidson senior Will Robertson and Saint Louis sophomore Cole Dubet have been named Atlantic 10 Baseball Co-Players of the Week. Saint Joseph's pitcher Tim Brennan was selected as the Pitcher of the Week and George Washington freshman Elliott Raimo earned the league's Rookie of the Week honor. The awards were announced Monday and are for games played May 8-14.
All of Robertson's hits in Davidson's two games were for extra bases, including four home runs. He went yard in back-to-back at bats at No. 3 North Carolina, where the 'Cats nearly pulled off the upset. The Greenville, S.C., outfielder followed that up by blasting a two-run shot in the first inning, and then belted a solo home run in the seventh as the 'Cats defeated Big South leader Winthrop. He finished with five runs and six RBI, tallying three in the two contests. Robertson delivered a dominant slash line, going .556 at the plate with a .600 on-base percentage and slugging at 2.000. He has now reached base in 43 straight contests, just three shy of the program record set in 1996.
Dubet was the top offensive threat for the Billikens in a 3-1 week. The second baseman from Del Ray Beach, Fla., went 7-for-12 with five runs, five RBI, three doubles and a home run. Additionally, Dubet did not strike out in four games. On Tuesday, he came off the bench and still went 3-for-3 with three doubles, matching a SLU single-game record.
Brennan dazzled on Friday, allowing only a fourth-inning solo home run in a complete game effort as the Hawks kicked off a doubleheader with a 4-1 win over Dayton. The right-hander from Philadelphia retired 17-of-20 hitters between the second and seventh innings. With the Flyers threatening in the eighth, he induced a double play to end the inning and then worked around a two-out single in the ninth to secure the first complete game of the season for the Hawks and the second of his collegiate career.
Raimo turned in yet another gem by punching out a career-high 11 batters across eight innings of work to lead the Colonials to a 4-1 win over the Explorers in the first game of the day. The righty from Albany, N.Y., scattered seven hits and did not walk a batter while inducing six groundouts and six fly outs. In his last three starts he has surrendered only two earned runs in 27.0 innings of work with 24 strikeouts. Raimo was last week's A-10 Rookie of the Week and shared Pitcher of the Week honors prior to that.