Opening Weekend In NCAA Division 1 Baseball

by Matt Plante
Vice President

Opening Weekend in NCAA Division 1 Baseball:
Top Tier Alumni Roundup: Top Performances over Week #1 
Dakota Kotowski, Missouri State is the Top Performance after collecting 5 RBIs over the weekend for the Bears.

Dakota Kotowski, Missouri State

Kotowski started off the season as hot as he finished last season. Kotowski collected hits in all three games this past weekend going 5 for 14, hitting .417 with a homer, a double and 5 RBIs vs. Central Arkansas. Missouri State took 2 of 3 from Central Arkansas to start 2-1 on the season. 

Marius Balandis, Saint Louis
Balandis was really good out of the bullpen in his 1st year at Saint Louis getting two appearances, tossing a total of 1.2 innings giving up 0 earned runs off 1 hit and 1 walk while striking out 5. Saint Louis took 2 of 3 from UT-Martin and are 2-1 to start the year. 

Trey Schramm, Xavier
Schramm earned a save in his one relief appearance vs. Memphis this past weekend. Schramm tossed 2 innings giving up 0 runs off 0 hits and 1 walk while striking out 1. Xavier took 2 of 3 from Memphis to start 2-1 on the season. 

Andrew Wilhite, Minnesota
Wilhite went 4 for 9, hitting .444 over 4 games this past weekend with a double and an RBI. Minnesota went 2-2 beating Arizona and Oregon while losing to Pepperdine and San Diego. 

Brady Huffman, Illinois State
Huffman made two relief appearances this past weekend picking up a save in one of them. Huffman threw a total of 3 innings over the weekend giving up 0 earned runs off 1 hit and 3 walks while striking out 3. ISU is 1-2 to start the season. 

Keaton Rice, Bradley
Rice went 4 for 11 in the first weekend series, hitting .364 with 2 doubles. However, Bradley got swept by Incarnate Word this past weekend and are 0-3 to start the year. 

Dalton Parker, Purdue
Parker got the win in relief in the season opener vs. Hofstra. Parker tossed 2.2 innings giving up 0 runs off 1 hit and 2 walks while striking out 2. Purdue won 3 of 4 games vs. Hofstra and are 3-1 to start the year. 

Mark DiLuia, Maryland
DiLuia got a win in relief vs. College of Charleston going 1.2 innings giving up 0 runs off 1 hit and 1 walk while striking out 2. Maryland beat College of Charleston, Charleston Southern and Iona this past weekend to go to 3-0 to start the year. 

Bobby Seymour, Wake Forest
Seymour went 4 for 13 over the weekend, hitting .307 with a double and RBI to help Wake Forest start the season 3-1. Wake Forest beat Seton Hall and Illinois and split with UW-Milwaukee. 

Joe Santoro, Army
Santoro made one relief appearance this past weekend vs. #15 ranked Duke. Santoro had a good inning of work, giving up 0 runs off 3 walks while striking out 3. Army lost 2 of 3 vs. Duke on the weekend and are 1-2 to start the year. 

Collin Wilma, Southeast Missouri State
Wilma made his college debut in relief vs. UL-Monroe, tossing 2.2 innings giving up 1 run off 2 hits and 2 walks while striking out 4. SEMO lost 2 of 3 vs. UL-Monroe and are 1-2 to start the season. 

Grant Leader, Illinois 
Leader got his 1st collegiate relief appearance this past weekend vs. Seton Hall, where he pitched 0.2 innings giving up 0 runs off 1 hit and 1 walk while striking out 1. Illinois is 1-2 after the 1st weekend of play.

Bryce Barnett, Arizona State
Barnett made his 1st collegiate appearance on the mound in relief vs. #8 ranked Michigan. Barnett went 0.2 innings giving up 0 runs off 1 hit and 1 walk while striking out 1. Barnett got to face one more batter vs. Villanova giving up a walk. Arizona State took 2 of 3 vs. Villanova and got beat by Michigan and are 2-2 to start the year. 

Sean Sinisko, Illinois State
Sinisko had a great 1st collegiate start vs. Little Rock getting a no decision tossing 5.2 innings giving up 2 runs off 5 hits and no walks while striking out 2. ISU lost 2 of 3 vs. Little Rock and are 1-2 to start the year. 

Matt Burch, Old Dominion
Burch collected a hit in every game this past weekend, going 3 for 12 with 4 RBIs and 2 stolen bases. ODU swept Towson to start the year 3-0.

Zach Frieling, Saint Louis
Frieling went 2 for 5 over the weekend to help the Billikens take 2 of 3 from UT-Martin and start the season 2-1. 

Jacob Rosenkranz, Valpo
Rosenkranz made his college debut in relief vs. Western Kentucky, tossing 1 inning giving up 0 runs off 1 hit. Valpo lost 2 of 3 vs. Western Kentucky and are 1-2 to start the season. 

Derek Crum, Wake Forest
Crum got two starts in the outfield over the weekend collecting his first hit and stolen base in his debut along with making it on Sportscenter Top 10 with his defensive diving play in center field. Wake Forest is 3-1 to start the year and are ranked in the Top 20 in the country.

Danny Doligale, Illinois 
Doligale got his 1st collegiate start in right field vs. #18 ranked Wake Forest. Doligale went 1 for 4 with a stolen base. Illinois lost 2 of 3 games this past weekend and are 1-2 to start the season. 

Nick Jones, Memphis
Jones got one start behind the dish for the Tigers this past weekend going 1 for 2. Memphis however, dropped 2 of 3 vs. Xavier and are 1-2 to start the year.

Scott Meitzler, North Carolina A&T
Meitzler made his college debut behind the dish vs. George Mason going 1 for 3 with an RBI to help his squad beat George Mason. North Carolina A&T however lost to Butler twice on the weekend to start the year off 1-2. 

Brandon McPherson, Northern Illinois
McPherson made his 1st collegiate start at NIU vs. Boston College earning a no-decision. McPherson went 4.2 innings giving up 5 earned runs off 7 hits and 4 walks while striking out 3. NIU lost 3 of 4 to Boston College and are 1-3 to start the season.

Kellen Sarver, Illinois
Sarver collected 2 hits this past weekend with a double and an RBI. Illinois beat UW-Milwaukee and lost to Seton Hall and #18 ranked Wake Forest. Illinois is 1-2 to start the season. 

Jordan Libman, Illinois State
Libman collected two hits over the weekend but ISU lost 2 of 3 to Little Rock to start 1-2 on the year. 

Cam Redding, Saint Louis
Redding collected 2 hits this past weekend with a double and an RBI as Saint Louis took 2 of 3 from UT-Martin to start the year 2-1. 

Chase Stanke, Minnesota
Stanke went 1 for 10 with triple and 2 RBIs over the weekend and was a staple behind the dish for the Gophers. Minnesota went 2-2 to start the season. 

Stephen Hill, Morehead State 
Hill only collected one hit this past weekend vs. Michigan State but it was a big one as he hit a two-run homer. Morehead State got swept in all 4 games vs. Michigan State to start the season 0-4. 

Cosi Scinta, North Alabama
Scinta made his college debut in relief vs. Ohio University going 0.1 innings giving up 0 runs off 1 hit. North Alabama lost 3 of 4 to Ohio University and start the season 1-3. 

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