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GW's Fassnacht and UMass' Lasko Win A-10 Baseball Player, Pitcher of the Week Awards

By Atlantic 10 Conference

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NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – George Washington junior Nate Fassnacht was named Atlantic 10 Baseball Player of the Week while Massachusetts senior Justin Lasko was selected as the A-10 Pitcher of the Week.  George Washington’s Cade Fergus and La Salle’s Aidan Frye shared Rookie of the Week Accolades. The awards, announced Monday, are for games played Feb. 25 – March 3.

 

Fassnacht had a strong weekend in the Colonials' series win against Manhattan, hitting .611 (11-for-18) with four doubles, a triple, six runs scored and six RBI. Fassnacht posted an OPS of 1.576 in the three games with three multi-hit games. The shortstop from Ephrata, Pa., was 3-for-5 in Saturday's first game, the highlight of which was the walk-off double he provided in the 11th, one of two runs driven in in the game. He notched three more hits in Saturday's second game, driving in three and scoring twice. Fassnacht had a 5-hit day in Sunday's series finale hitting 5-for-6 with two doubles, a triple, three runs scored and an RBI in Sunday’s Game. Defensively, Fassnacht shined at shortstop while playing in all 31 innings, posting a perfect 1.000 fielding percentage in 26 chances with nine putouts and 17 assists.

 

Lasko was outstanding in a complete game shutout at Navy on Saturday. It was the second such performance of Lasko’s career after previously accomplishing the feat against Fordham in May 2017. On Saturday, the right-hander scattered five hits and struck out eight Midshipmen, three short of a career-high.

 

Fergus hit .562 (9-for-16) with a double, triple, six runs scored and four RBI for a career-best week. Overall, he recorded a 1.338 OPS. Three straight multi-hit games highlighted his week at the plate, starting with a 3-for-5 day with three driven in Saturday's series opener. Fergus singled in the game-tying run in the last of the 11th inning before racing home from first with the winning run in the walk-off. Fergus then scored four runs in the nightcap on Saturday, going 2-for-5 while also drawing a walk and stealing a base. On Sunday, the Plantation, Fla., native notched his first career four-hit day while serving as the leadoff hitter, going 4-for-6 with a double, triple, run scored and RBI.

 

Frye led La Salle to a 9-0 win over Albany in the series finale on Sunday. He threw a seven-inning complete game shutout to notch his first career win. Frye piled up a season-best eight strikeouts and scattered just three hits with only one walk over his seven innings of work.

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