NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – George Washington senior Isaiah Pasteur was chosen as the Atlantic 10 Conference Baseball Player of the Week, while George Mason junior Zach Mort was selected as Pitcher of the Week, marking the second straight week both players have won their respective awards. George Washington freshman Colin Brophy was named A-10 Rookie of the Week as well. The awards, announced Monday, are for games played March 26 – April 1.
Pasteur extended his hitting streak to 15 consecutive games by recording multiple hits in all four of GW's games last week as the Colonials played to a 3-1 record. In total, the third baseman/pitcher from Westminster, Md., batted an even .500 (10-for-20) with five extra-base hits (three doubles, two home runs), drove in nine runs, scored seven times, walked twice and stole three bases. His slugging percentage for the four games was .950 while his on-base percentage was .522 He started his week by going 2-for-5 with three runs, two stolen bases and a walk in GW's 13-2 rout of Towson on Wednesday. In Friday's doubleheader at Dayton he finished a combined 5-for-10 with three doubles, one home run and six RBI. He concluded his week by going 3-for-3 with three runs, one home run, three RBI, one walk and a stolen base in Sunday's finale.
Mort pitched nine scoreless innings and struck out eight batters without a walk in a no-decision in Mason's 1-0 win in 10 innings against Richmond on Friday. The right-hander from Chesterfield, Va., threw a first pitch strike to 29 of 37 batters he faced in the game and did not issue a single walk, allowing six hits in the effort. Mort went nine innings for the second straight start, throwing 109 pitches, 80 of which were strikes.
Brophy batted .357 (5-for-14) over four games last weekend with three extra-base hits in the Colonials’ 3-1 week. He started his week by reaching base for the 12th consecutive game against Towson, finishing 2-for-4 with a RBI, run scored and stolen base. A left-fielder from Encino, Calif., he had a big day in game two of a doubleheader at Dayton, finishing 2-for-3 with two doubles, two runs and a RBI. He wrapped his week with a double, two runs and a walk in Sunday's 17-2 win over the Flyers.