NEWPORT NEWS, Va. —St. Bonaventure junior David Hollins has been named Atlantic 10 Baseball Player of the Week, while Rhode Island junior Matt Murphy was picked as the Pitcher of the Week. George Washington freshman Elliott Raimo and Rhody freshman Vitaly Jangols were named the league's Co-Rookies of the Week. The awards were announced Monday and are for games played May 1-7.
A third baseman from Orchard Park, N.Y, Hollins hit .700 for the week with three homers, four extra-base hits and three RBI in 10 at bats. He also had an on-base percentage of .692 and an incredible 1.700 slugging percentage. He homered in all three of SBU's games this week, had multiple hits in all three games (7-for-10 for the week) and reached base in 9 of his 12 plate appearances. Hollins helped the Bonnies to a pair of wins in a two-game sweep of Richmond, with a 2-for-3 performance with a homer and a pair of RBI in Bona's 7-2 game one win over UR. He followed that with a 3-for-4 day with a homer and a double, scoring two key runs in a 6-5 game 2 win over the Spiders.
Murphy recorded a career-high nine strikeouts over 7.0 shutout innings to lead URI to a 5-0 win over UMass in the series opener. The righty from Wakefield, R.I. issued only one walk while allowing just four hits to improve to 5-2 on the season. He did not face more than four hitters in six of his seven innings pitched, only facing five batters in the error-extended fifth. The first four outs of the game were strikeouts, and he had seven Ks through the first three innings before recording a 1-2-3 fourth on three straight groundouts to second base. Murphy did not allow a runner past second base.
Raimo spun his second consecutive complete game to lead George Washington to a series-clinching 4-1 win over George Mason on Saturday. A righty from Albany, N.Y., and last week's A-10 Pitcher of the Week, he used 112 pitches to work his way through nine innings of one-run ball. He scattered six hits with one walk and four strikeouts. He closed the game strong, allowing just one base hit over his final four innings of work.
Jangols allowed just one run - on a solo homer - over eight innings to help Rhode Island complete the series sweep of UMass Sunday afternoon. The right-hander struck out five and issued just one walk while tossing four 1-2-3 innings. The Tuxedo Park, N.Y. native needed just 85 pitches to get through eight innings, lowering his ERA to 1.24 on the season while improving to 6-1 overall and 4-1 in the Atlantic 10.