NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – Fordham junior Brian Goulard and George Washington senior Isaiah Pasteur were chosen as the Atlantic 10 Conference Baseball Co-Players of the Week, while GW sophomore Elliott Raimo and Saint Louis junior Miller Hogan were selected as Co-Pitchers of the Week. Fordham freshman Jake MacKenzie was named A-10 Rookie of the Week as well. The awards, announced Monday, are for games played April 2-8.
Goulard, a first baseman from Garden City, N.Y., had a big hand in all three of Fordham's wins this week. He batted .500 (7-for-14) with two runs scored, a triple, six RBI, and two stolen bases in the Rams four games. He drove in three runs in Fordham's school-record 29-1 win over Saint Peter's on Wednesday. Goulard then registered three-hit games in both Fordham wins over Rhode Island on Saturday and Sunday. He knocked in two runs on Sunday and one on Saturday and finished the week with an on-base percentage of .500 and a .643 slugging percentage.
Pasteur went 9-for-20 (.450) to lead GW to a 4-0 week, extending the Colonials’ win streak to six games. The third baseman/pitcher totaled six runs and five RBI in the four games. A Westminster, Md., native, he slugged .700 with a home run and a couple of doubles and had a .476 on-base percentage. In the field he also had eight assists and four putouts for a perfect fielding week, and he picked up a win on the mound with 1/3 of an inning of relief in a tied ballgame. The senior is now on a 19-game hitting streak and increased his batting average to .333. This is the third straight A-10 Player of the Week award for Pasteur.
Raimo tossed 8 2/3 innings of scoreless baseball and struck out a career-high 12 in an eventual 1-0 GW victory to sweep a Friday doubleheader over North Carolina Central. An Albany, N.Y., product, he was nothing short of spectacular for the first five innings, retiring 14 straight while allowing just one baserunner via a walk while striking out nine. He struck out the side in the second and third innings, then set down two via strikeout in the fourth. The right-hander had his no-hitter broken up in the sixth, but went on to surrender just four hits total with the lone walk and lowered his season ERA to a team-leading 2.01.
Hogan tied a career-high for strikeouts in a game with 11 on Friday in a 6-1 Billiken win over UMass in game one of the weekend series. Hogan allowed just one earned run, a solo home run, as he tossed seven innings of dominant baseball. This was the second 11 strikeout performance of the season for the Overland Park, Kan. native. The right-handed pitcher held the Minutemen to just three hits and a .125 batting average in his seven inning, 90 pitch outing.
MacKenzie hit safely in all four games this week, helping Fordham to a 3-1 record. The second baseman from Wallingford, Conn., batted .444 (8-for-18) with three runs scored, two doubles, two triples, four RBI, and a .500 on base percentage. He was 2-for-6 (.333) with a triple, two runs scored, and three RBI on Wednesday against Saint Peter's. He then went 3-for-4 (.750) with a pair of doubles and an RBI in game one versus URI. MacKenzie was 2-for-4 with a triple and a run scored in game two, while having a hit and a stolen base in game three. He is the fourth Fordham freshman to earn A-10 Rookie honors this year.