NEWPORT NEWS, Va. —Davidson senior Will Robertson and Saint Joseph’s junior Matt Maul were chosen as the Atlantic 10 Baseball Co-Players of the Week, while VCU junior Sean Thompson was named the league’s Pitcher of the Week. La Salle freshman Matt Holt was picked as the A-10 Rookie of the Week. The awards were announced Monday and are for games played April 3-9.
Robertson led the 'Cats to their first league sweep since 2015, downing La Salle on the road. Robertson went .500 in the three-game series, hitting 8-for-16, including two doubles, a homer and seven RBl. He scored six times and posted a stellar on-base percentage of .529 and a slugging percentage of .812. On Friday, Robertson tied his career-high with four hits, including his fourth home run of the year. The right fielder from Greenville, S.C., reached base five times, scored a career-best four runs and a career high five RBI. He picked up two hits each day on Saturday and Sunday, scoring a run each time. Robertson had a two-double game Sunday, where he added two RBI. He currently has a 24-game reached base streak, the second longest in Davidson history, and has a seven-game hitting streak.
Maul hit an incredible .625 over four games this week and extended his streak of multi-hit games to five. He had three hits, including a two-run single, in the Hawks’ 11-1 drubbing of Lafayette on Tuesday. A shortstop from Glen Mills, Pa., Maul then went 7-for-11 as the Hawks took two of three from George Mason in a critical conference series. He now leads the Hawks with a .346 average on the season.
Thompson was the top of the crop of VCU pitchers this weekend, as he led the Rams to a victory Friday over Massachusetts. The righty from Indiana, Pa., threw seven shutout innings, giving up only two hits and striking out four. He carried a perfect game into the bottom of the sixth inning before losing it, and did not walk a single batter during the outing.
Holt threw six scoreless innings in a non-conference game with Delaware last week. He struck out eight and surrendered just four hits. The right-hander from Suffolk, Va., walked just one batter and allowed just one extra base hit in the start.