KINGS POINT, N.Y. (April 16, 2018) – The Skyline Conference announced on Monday that a pair of USMMA baseball players were selected to the league's weekly honor roll for the week ending April 15 – senior designated hitter Bryson Campbell (Cool, Calif.) and freshman pitcher Quinton Heck (Massillon, Ohio). The kudos comes after the duo helped lead the Mariners to a 2-3 record (2-2 Skyline) over five games last week.
Campbell led the Mariners with a .500 batting average and six RBIs over the five games. He also scored five times and had a .545 on-base percentage on the week. Campbell went 3-for-5 with a run in a road loss to William Paterson on Tuesday, 1-for-4 with an RBI on Saturday in the first-game loss to Mount St. Mary, 3-for-4 with four RBIs and four runs in the first-game win at Yeshiva on Sunday and then 2-for-4 with a walk and an RBI in the victory in the second game over the Maccabees on Sunday.
Heck earned his third victory of the season on a combined-shutout effort on Sunday in the Mariners' first-game win over Yeshiva. He pitched five strong innings, giving up just two hits and striking out six. He also tossed a 1-2-3 inning of relief on Tuesday in the road loss at William Paterson, where he struck out one batter. Opposing hitters hit just .100 against him on the week, which was the best mark on the Mariners' staff.
Heck currently ranks fifth among Skyline starting pitchers with a 1.52 ERA, while Campbell is one of four Mariners that rank in the top-25 in the country in a statistical category, as his five sacrifice flies are good for 12th in the nation.
The three other Mariners ranked in the top-25 nationally are listed below.
- Junior Andrew Spinnenweber (Pasadena, Md.) in five categories – third with five complete games, sixth with 14.19 strikeouts per nine innings, 10th with 72 total strikeouts, 11th with a 0.81 WHIP and 24th with 5.32 hits allowed per nine innings
- Freshman Joe Raab (Edwardsburg, Mich.) in two categories – 19th with six victories and 20th with three complete games.
- and senior Jacob Sithong (Orlando, Fla.) ranks seventh in the country with 0.88 stolen bases per game, while his 23 total stolen bases are good for 10th.
As a team, USMMA ranks in the top-15 out of all Division III baseball programs in the country in seven categories. They are listed below.
- First with 3.93 stolen bases per game
- Second with 118 total stolen bases
- Eighth five shutouts
- Ninth with a 3.34 strikeout-to-walk ratio, 9.9 strikeouts per nine innings and a 1.20 WHIP
- and 10th with 22 total sacrifice flies
The Mariners will travel to Staten Island this coming Wednesday, April 18, to take on non-conference opponent CSI. First pitch is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Live links to follow are posted on the USMMA Baseball Schedule Page.
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