Sniatynski, Barry, Winkler Win First Weekly Baseball Awards
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – Saint Louis senior Parker Sniatynski was chosen as the Atlantic 10 Baseball Player of the Week, while Davidson junior Barry Allen and Richmond sophomore Aaron Winkler shared Co-Pitcher of the Week honors. Fordham freshman Matt Mikulski was selected as the league’s Rookie of the Week. The awards, announced Monday and the first of the season, are for games played on opening weekend, Feb. 16-18.
Every hit Sniatynski recorded over the weekend went for extra bases. The outfielder hit .375 for the Billikens including four doubles, a triple and a home run. He slugged .938, had an on-base percentage of .444 and collected 15 total bases. He also helped push the SLU offense with a team-leading five RBI. His best performance of the week came in a win over Pittsburgh, when the Brookfield, Wis. native was 3-for-5 with three doubles and two RBI.
Barry made the Opening Day start, and delivered in dynamic fashion. The right-hander from Malvern, Pa., tossed five innings, allowing just one hit and scattering two walks. He struck out eight in a new career high, facing just four batters over the minimum. He registered back-to-back strikeouts on four separate occasions. Barry's pitching catapulted the 'Cats to victory, a 4-0 shutout over Lafayette.
Winkler had a career day on Saturday as he earned the nod versus George Mason in a non-conference neutral site game at the Charleston Crab House Challenge. He went five innings scattering just two hits and registering seven strikeouts. The right-hander from Pound Ridge, N.Y., did not allow a walk in his outing and earned the win.
Mikulski was stellar in his debut performance for the Rams against Wofford. The southpaw tossed 3.2 innings of two-hit relief, allowing just one run and striking out seven batters to earn his first collegiate win. A Mohegan Lake, N.Y., native, he had a stretch of five straight strikeouts in the game, which included striking out the side in the fifth inning.