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Bats Start to Heat Up for Silver Knights in Week 3

Silver Knight players continued to roll in Week 3 of the NCAA season. Here’s some of this past week’s top performers:

Division I

Wake Forest – The Demon Deacons swept the week once again, as they remain undefeated in 2022 with an 11-0 record. Freshman Chris Katz continues to impress as he hit .333 on the week, logging an RBI double and scoring once himself. Katz is now hitting .471 on the season, with an outstanding OBP of .550.

Merrimack – The Warriors drew a tough matchup this past weekend in a 4-game series vs. #19 Texas Tech. Seeing some action in Game 3 of the series was returning Silver Knight LT Pare. Pare tossed the final 4 innings of the game, allowing 5 runs on 7 hits and striking out 3 batters.

Holy Cross – RHP Trevor Neff saw late action in Holy Cross’ series vs. North Carolina A&T. He came in to toss the final inning of the series, where he sat the opponents down in order. Neff moves his season ERA to 3.38 and sports a WHIP of 0.56 while opponents are batting just .111 when facing him.

Northeastern – The Huskies had a huge weekend as they swept the #8 team in the nation in NC State. Catcher Greg Bozzo logged an RBI in the series.

Maryland – The Terps went 2-2 on the week, logging their first 2 losses of the season. Despite the losses, Maryland still finds themselves in the Top 25 rankings at #24. Matt Orlando saw action out of the bullpen once again, throwing 0.2 innings in the win over Indiana State. Orlando did not allow a run in his outing.

UMass – The Minutemen kicked off their 2022 season with a 3-game set against Georgetown. They dropped 2 of the 3 games vs. the Hoyas, but returning Silver Knight Will MacLean registered his first collegiate RBI in game 2 of the series.

NiagaraBrady Desjardins had a solid offensive performance in the 4-game series vs. UMBC. Throughout the weekend, Desjardins hit .364 with 4 walks and 2 runs scored. Brady has now logged 7 walks on the season and sports a .361 on base percentage.

Division II

Assumption – Wrapping up their spring break trip, LHP Shea Ryan drew the start against Bentley on get away day. Ryan went 5.1 innings allowing 4 runs on 7 hits and punched out 5 batters. He picked up the W and moved his record to 1-1 on the season.

Saint Anselm – The Hawks bounced back this past weekend as they took 3 of 4 games vs. Post. In game 2, Adam Betty took the mound to kick off the game for the Hawks. Betty went 5.1 innings, allowing 4 earned runs on 7 hits and struck out 2 batters. Betty logged the W and moved to 1-1 on the season. Lefty Avery Mosseau also continues to shine in 2022. In game 1 of the series, Mosseau came on to record a 9 out save for the Hawks. He went 3 innings allowing 2 hits and no runs. He notched his first save of the season while lowering his season ERA down to an impressive 1.08.

St. Thomas Aquinas – STAC went 2-3 on the week while on their spring break trip to North Carolina. Infielder Andrew Jemison went 4-20 with a solo home run, 5 walks, and 5 runs scored. Jemison is hitting an even .250 on the season with 2 doubles, a triple and a homer.

Division III

Plymouth State – PSU split their weekend vs. Otterbein and Augustana. After getting the start in game 1 on the weekend, Noah Wachter got the ball again in a save situation to close the weekend. He tossed 2.1 innings, allowing no runs on 1 hit and struck out 3 batters. Wachter picked up his first save of the season and now has 14 strikeouts and just 4 walks allowed in 2022.

Nichols – The Bison had just one game this past weekend as they took on local opponent Worcester State. Sean Ryan was used as an opener in this non-conference matchup. Ryan tossed the first inning and allowed no runs, no hits, and recorded 1 K and 1 BB. Ryan now has 4 strikeouts through his 3.2 innings of work on the season.

Salve Regina – Salve kicked off their season going 2-1 on the weekend. RHP Brayden Clark got the start in game 2 vs. New England College. Clark tossed 6 scoreless innings and struck out 9 batters in the loss vs. NEC. Outfielder Matt D’Amato also wasted no time getting to work, as he hit .300 on the weekend with 3 runs scored, 2 RBI and 2 walks.

Salem State – The Vikings began their 2022 campaign with a quick two-game set against Endicott. Brock Pare got the start in the season opener, going 4.1 innings and allowing 2 earned runs while logging 5 strikeouts. Pare was tagged with the loss vs. the Gulls.

Anna Maria – The AMCATS opened their season with a 2-2 split over the weekend. James Powers wasted no time padding his stats as he hit .500 on the opening weekend (7-14) with 5 runs, 2 doubles, 3 RBI and 4 walks. Powers was on base 63% of his at bats to kick off the season.

Eastern Nazarene – ENC also split the weekend at 2-2, while Shane McNamara kept his pace on his impressive offensive season thus far. McNamara went 4-11 over 4 games while coming around to score once. He is now hitting .350 on the season


Stayed tuned for more Silver Knight updates in week 4 of the NCAA season!