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Fassnacht Named A-10 Baseball Player of the Week, Barry and Wall Share Pitcher of the Week Honors

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NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – George Washington’s Nate Fassnacht was named the Atlantic 10 Conference Baseball Player of the Week while Davidson senior Allen Barry and Fordham freshman Cory Wall shared Pitcher of the Week honors, the league announced Monday. GW’s Noah Levin was named Rookie of the Week. The awards are for games played March 11-17.

Fassnacht, the two-time defending player of the week, maintained his status as one of the top players in the league, hitting .550 (11-for-20) in GW's five games with a 1.790 OPS. The shortstop from Ephrata, Pa., helped lead the 4-1 week with six of his 11 hits going for extra bases - two doubles, two triples, and two home runs. The junior also scored 12 runs in 24 plate appearances and drove in seven. Fassnacht had four multi-hit games in the stretch, starting the week with a 3-for-4 day against Towson Tuesday, collecting a double and two triples, scoring twice, and driving in two. The next day against UMES, Fassnacht was 2-for-4, homering for the first time all year while scoring four runs. In the weekend set against Iona, Fassnacht started by going 2-for-4 with a pair of runs scored before posting a monster day Saturday, going 3-for-4 with his second home run, four runs scored and four RBI. He finished out the week with a 1-for-4 featuring a double, extending his hitting streak to 13 games.

In a winning effort against North Alabama Friday, Barry threw 6 innings and struck out 8 while allowing just three hits. The Malvern, Pa., product Improved his record to 3-1.

Wall stepped into a start on Sunday and had his performance of the season. He improved to 2-0 on the year, allowing one run (a solo home run) and three hits over a season-long seven innings with a personal-best seven strikeouts against the Towson Tigers.

Levin helped lead GW to a 4-1 week, hitting .400 (8-for-20) with six of the eight hits going for extra bases - three doubles, two triples, and a home run. Overall, Levin posted a 1.309 OPs, scored five runs, and drove in 11 RBI, including four straight multi-RBI games to round out the week. The California native started the week with a 2-for-5 day against Towson on Tuesday that included a double. Levin then went 1-for-3 on Wednesday against UMES with a triple, run scored, and three RBI. Over the weekend, Levin provided two crucial hits in Friday's opener against Iona, driving in four via a two-run double in the first inning and a two-run triple in the eighth inning. He continued his great week with a two-hit day Saturday, including a double, driving in two and scoring two runs. He then blasted his second homer of the year on Sunday, a two-run shot as part of a 1-for-3 day at the dish.

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