Sturek had three multi-hit games during the week, going 3-for-3 against William & Mary, 2-for-4 and 2-for-5 at Richmond. The outfielder from Springfield, Va., hit a home run in back-to-back games at Richmond, his first two home runs as a Patriot. He scored seven runs over four games, including four runs recorded at Richmond Saturday. Sturek went 7-for-15 (.467) with four walks and two stolen bases in the 3-1 week for Mason.
Raimo struck out a career-high nine batters and allowed just two hits in a complete-game shutout as GW evened its weekend series with a 5-0 win over Davidson on Saturday. Raimo was dominant in the win, facing two batters above the minimum of 27. A righty from Albany, N.Y., he allowed just four baserunners all afternoon on two hits, one walk and a hit batter. Five of his nine innings were 1-2-3 innings and he got the help of two double plays from the defense behind him in picking up his fifth victory of the season.
Geannelis propelled UMass to a 3-0 win over Dayton in the series finale, facing just one batter over the minimum in his second straight complete game shutout on 84 pitches. A right-hander from Williamstown, Mass., he allowed only three hits, all singles. Geannelis matched his career high in strikeouts with nine without walking a batter to improve to 5-4 on the season (4-1 in A-10 play). The right-hander is the first UMass hurler to toss consecutive shutouts since Matt Torra did so in a pair of seven-inning contests in 2005 against St. Bonaventure and Temple.
Fassnacht, a shortstop, was on fire at the plate last week to help GW to a 3-1 week. He batted .467 (7-of-15) for the week with RBI in all four contests, including his first career home run. He started his week at Delaware State and went 2-for-4 with a RBI single and a three-run homer for his first career four-RBI game. He hit safely and drove in a run in all three games of the weekend series against Davidson. Against the Wildcats he went a combined 5-for-11 at the plate with two runs and three RBI. The rookie from Ephrata, Pa., also played a perfect shortstop with no errors, 13 assists and three putouts on the week