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