Week #14: NCAA Division 1 College Baseball, Top Tier Alumni Roundup

by Matt Plante
Vice President

Week #14: Division I College Baseball, Top Tier Alumni Roundup:



Player of the Week:

Keaton Rice, C, Bradley

Rice earned Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Week after he tore it up at the plate vs. Missouri State this past weekend. Rice went 8 for 14, hitting .571 with 3 doubles, a homer and 7 RBI's. Bradley won 2 of 3 vs. Missouri State and finished the regular season 20-27 overall and 11-10 in the MVC. Bradley will take on Dallas Baptist in the 1st round of the MVC Championships this week. Rice hit .319 on the year with 21 doubles, a triple, 5 homers and 37 RBI's. Rice earned All-MVC honorable mention this year. 

Best of the Rest Highlights from Week #14 of our Top Tier Alumni in D1 baseball:

Danny Doligale
, Illinois 

Doligale went 6 for 13, hitting .462 this past weekend with 2 RBI's. Illinois swept Penn State to finish 31-20 overall on the year and 17-7 in the Big Ten. Illinois will take on Michigan in the 1st round of the Big Ten Championships this week. Doligale finished the regular season hitting .351 with 14 doubles, 2 triples, 3 homers, 22 RBI's and 18 stolen bases. He earned All-Big Ten 3rd team honors this year. 

Blake Wright, Clemson

Wright continues to swing a hot stick and went 5 for 13, hitting .385 this past weekend week with 2 RBI's. Clemson lost to Coastal Carolina in the midweek game but swept Boston College to finish the regular season 35-21 overall and 13-16 in the ACC. Clemson will take on North Carolina and Virginia Tech in the opening rounds for the ACC Championships this week. Wright hit .352 on the year with 9 doubles, 10 homers, 38 RBI's and only committed 3 errors in the field. He earned All-ACC 3rd team honors this year. 

Conner Tomasic, Michigan State

Tomasic got the Spartans only win this past weekend on the mound as he went 6.1 scoreless innings vs. Nebraska giving up 5 hits and 1 walk while striking out 2. Michigan State lost to Michigan in the midweek game and lost 2 of 3 vs. Nebraska to finish the year 24-30 overall and 8-16 in the Big Ten. Michigan State's season is over as they didn't qualify for the Big Ten Championships. Tomasic finished the year 4-4 in 17 appearances with 9 starts. He had an ERA of 4.43 in 65 innings pitched with 41 strikeouts. 

Sean Sinisko, Illinois State 

Sinisko earned the Redbirds only win over the weekend vs. Southern Illinois where he tossed 6 innings giving up 1 run off 5 hits and 1 walk while striking out 4. ISU lost to Indiana in the midweek game and lost 2 of 3 vs. SIU to finish the regular season 20-30 overall and 7-14 in the MVC. ISU will play Missouri State in the 1st round of the MVC Championships this week. Sinisko finished the regular season 2-5 in 13 starts with a 5.03 ERA in 53.2 innings of work while striking out 32. 

Cam Redding, Saint Louis

Redding continues to stay hot at the plate as he went 6 for 13, hitting .462 this past weekend with two doubles and 5 RBI's. SLU took 2 of 3 from Dayton and finished the regular season 28-22 overall and 14-9 in the A-10. Saint Louis will play St. Joseph's in the 1st round of the A-10 Championship this week. Redding lead the team with a .355 batting average and had 10 doubles, 5 homers and 35 RBI's. 

Hunter Mink, South Florida

Mink made two relief appearances this past week earning a save in one of them. In total he threw 3.1 innings giving up 0 runs off 0 hits and 2 walks while striking out 2. South Florida lost to Stetson midweek and won 2 of 3 vs. Wichita State over the weekend to finish the regular season 28-27 overall and 8-16 in the AAC. South Florida will take on East Carolina in the 1st rd of the AAC Championships this week. Mink finished the regular season 3-2 with 9 saves in 21 appearances. He had a 4.65 ERA in 40.2 innings of work with 42 strikeouts. 

Cam Minacci, Wake Forest

Minacci made two relief appearances this past week for the Demon Deacons earning a save in one of them. In total, he threw 2.2 innings giving up 0 runs off only 1 hit and 1 walk while striking out 2. Wake Forest beat App State in the midweek game and swept NC State over the weekend to finish the regular season 39-16-1 overall and 15-14-1 in the ACC. Wake Forest will play NC State and Miami in the opening rounds of the ACC Championships this week. Minacci was 2-3 with 6 saves in 27 appearances this year. He had an ERA of 1.33 in 40.2 innings pitched with 54 strikeouts. 

Jeremy Gaines, Texas Southern

Gaines had another good weekend at the plate going 4 for 12, hitting .333 with two doubles and 4 RBI's. Texas Southern won 2 of 3 vs. Prairie View and finished the regular season 28-23 overall and 19-11 in the SWAC. Texas Southern will play Alabama State in the 1st round of the SWAC Championships this week. Gaines led the team hitting .402 on the year with 15 doubles, 3 triples, 5 homers, 42 RBI's and 27 stolen bases. 

Tony Livermore, Northwestern 

Livermore had a solid week at the plate going 4 for 14, hitting .286 with a double and 3 RBI's. Northwestern lost to 13th ranked Notre Dame in the midweek game but won 2 of 3 vs. Minnesota to finish the regular season 24-27 overall and 10-14 in the Big Ten. Northwestern missed on qualifying for the Big Ten Championships. Livermore finished the year hitting .221 with 4 doubles and 12 RBI's. 

Kellen Sarver, Illinois

Sarver went 3 for 9, hitting .333 this past weekend with two doubles and an RBI. Illinois swept Penn State and finished the regular season 31-20 overall and 17-7 in the Big Ten. Illinois will take on Michigan in 1st round of the Big Ten Championships. Sarver finished the year hitting .250 with 9 doubles, 3 homers and 31 RBI's. 

Dawson Place, FGCU

Place threw 2 innings of relief vs. North Florida this past weekend giving up 0 runs off 2 hits and 0 walks. FGCU beat 5th ranked Miami in the midweek game and won 2 of 3 vs. North Florida to finish the regular season 34-21 overall and 17-13 in the A-SUN. FGCU will take on Liberty, Kennesaw State and Lipscomb in the opening rounds of the A-SUN Championships this week. Place finished the year with 0.00 ERA in 4 appearances and 5.2 innings pitched. 

Paul Bergstrom, Creighton

Bergstrom made two relief appearances this past week, throwing a total of 1.1 innings giving up 0 runs off 1 hit and 0 walks while striking out 2. Creighton won both games vs. Villanova to finish the regular season 30-16 overall and 15-5 in the Big East. Creighton will play Xavier in the 1st round of the Big East Championships this week. Bergstrom went 3-2 on the year with 1 save in 24 appearances. He earned an ERA of 4.65 in 40.2 innings pitched with 42 strikeouts. 

Chase Centala, UCF

Centala made one relief appearance this past weekend tossing 2.2 scoreless innings giving up 2 hits and 0 walks while striking out 3. UCF beat Bethune-Cookman in the midweek game and lost 2 of 3 to Cincinnati to finish the regular season 32-23 overall and 14-10 in the AAC. UCF will take on Memphis in the 1st round of the AAC Championships this week. Centala finished the year 2-3 with a 4.28 ERA in 21 appearance and 48.1 innings pitched with 52 strikeouts. 

Chase Stanke, Minnesota

Stanke collected 3 hits this past week with 2 more homers and 6 RBI's. Minnesota lost to Omaha in the midweek game and lost 2 of 3 vs. Northwestern to finish the regular season 16-36 overall and 6-18 in the Big Ten. Minnesota didn't qualify for the Big Ten Championships. Stanke finished the year hitting .228 with 15 doubles, 13 homers and 42 RBI's. 

Michael Oh, Charlotte

Oh made one relief appearance this past weekend vs. Louisiana Tech tossing 2 innings giving up 0 runs off 3 hits and 1 walk while striking out 2. Charlotte beat South Carolina in the midweek game and lost 2 of 3 vs. Louisiana Tech to finish the regular season 35-20 overall and 17-13 in C-USA. Charlotte will play Louisiana Tech again in the 1st round of C-USA Championships this week. Oh finished the year with a 4.81 ERA in 18 appearances and 24.1 innings pitched with 29 strikeouts and one save.

Ryan Howe, Purdue

Howe went 2 for 6 this past weekend vs. 14th ranked Maryland with a homer and 4 RBI's. Purdue lost both games to Maryland and finished the regular season 29-19 overall and 9-12 in the Big Ten. Purdue will play Rutgers in the 1st round of the Big Ten Championships this week. Howe finished the year hitting .333 with 2 doubles, 2 homers and 12 RBI's.

Dakota Kotowski, Missouri State

Kotowski went 3 for 8 with another homer and 2 RBI's this past weekend vs. Bradley. Missouri State lost 2 of 3 and finished the regular season 25-26 overall and 8-13 in the MVC. Missouri State will face Illinois State in the 1st round of the MVC Championships this week. Kotowski finished the year hitting .242 with 3 doubles, 21 homers and 47 RBI's. 

Bryce Barnett, Xavier

Barnett made one relief appearance this past weekend vs. St. John's earning the win after he tossed 1 inning giving up 0 runs off 0 hits and 0 walks while striking out 2. Xavier beat Northern Kentucky in the midweek game and swept St. John's to finish the regular season 31-25 overall and 13-8 in the Big East. Xavier will face off against Creighton in the 1st round of the Big East Championships this week. Barnett finished the year 2-3 with one save in 22 appearances with a 5.49 ERA in 39.1 innings of work with 38 strikeouts. 

Andrew Zapka, Dayton

Zapka made one relief appearance this past weekend vs. Saint Louis going 2.2 innings giving up 1 run off 2 hits and 4 walks. Dayton lost 2 of 3 to SLU and finished the regular season 23-27 overall and 10-14 in the A-10. Dayton didn't qualify for the A-10 Championships. Zapka finished the year 1-0 with 2 saves in 15 appearances with a 5.82 ERA in 21.2 innings pitched with 24 strikeouts. 

Ryan Hampe, Illinois

Hampe went 2 for 5 in his one game played this past weekend vs. Penn State. Illinois swept Penn State and finished 31-20 overall and 17-7 in the Big Ten. They will face Michigan in the 1st round of the Big Ten Championships. Hampe finished the year hitting .253 with a double, 2 homers and 8 RBI's. 

Mason Miller, FGCU

Miller got the start vs. 5th ranked Miami in the midweek game where he earned a No-Decision after tossing 3.2 innings giving up 2 runs off 4 hits and 3 walks while striking out 2. FGCU beat Miami and took 2 of 3 from North Florida over the weekend to finish the regular season 34-21 overall and 17-13 in the A-SUN. Miller finished the year 2-4 in 17 appearances and 7 starts. He earned a 5.86 ERA in 35.1 innings pitched with 40 strikeouts.

Nick Ficarrotta, Florida

Ficarrotta made one appearance this past week vs. 20th ranked Florida State where he went 2 innings giving up 3 runs off 5 hits and 1 walk while striking out 1. Florida beat Florida State in the midweek game and won 2 of 3 vs. South Carolina over the weekend to finish the regular season 35-20 overall and 15-15 in the SEC. Florida will play South Carolina in the 1st round of the SEC Championships this week. Ficarrotta finished the year 3-0 with 3 saves in 26 appearances. He earned a 4.03 ERA in 51.1 innings pitched with 53 strikeouts.

Andrew Wilhite, Minnesota

Wilhite collected 4 hits this past week with a triple and a double. Minnesota however lost 2 of 3 to Northwestern and finished the year 16-36 overall and 6-18 in the Big Ten. Wilhite finished the year hitting .188 with 8 doubles, a triple, 3 homers and 16 RBI's.

Antonio Brown, Mercer

Brown collected 3 hits this past weekend with a double and an RBI and two stolen bases. Mercer lost to Georgia Southern in the midweek game and lost 2 of 3 to Samford to finish the regular season 39-16 overall and 12-9 in the SOCON. Mercer earned a bye into the 2nd round of the SOCON Championships and will await their opponent this week. Brown finished the year hitting .284 with 9 doubles, 10 RBI's and 12 stolen bases. 

Stephen Hill, Liberty

Hill collected 2 hits this past weekend with a homer and 2 RBI's. Liberty lost 2 of 3 to Kennesaw State and finished the regular season 33-20 overall and 19-11 in the A-SUN. Liberty will play FGCU, Kennesaw State and Lipscomb in the 1st round of the A-SUN Championships this week. Hill finished the year hitting .269 with 10 doubles, 5 homers and 42 RBI's.

Gavin Doyle, Western Michigan 

Doyle collected 2 hits this past weekend with a homer and 5 RBI's. Western Michigan lost 3 of 4 to Ohio and finished the regular season 18-36 overall and 15-24 in the MAC. Western Michigan didn't qualify for the MAC Championships. Doyle finished the year hitting .343 with 18 doubles, 3 homers and 45 RBI's.

Jack Carberry, Western Illinois

Carberry made one relief appearance this past weekend vs. North Dakota State tossing 2.1 innings giving up 0 earned runs off 2 hits and 1 walk while striking out 2. Western Illinois lost 2 of 3 to NDSU and finished the regular season 8-44  overall and 5-19 in the Summit. Western Illinois didn't qualify for the Summit Championships. Carberry finished the year 0-6 with 1 save in 19 appearances. He earned a 8.04 ERA in 43.2 innings pitched with 31 strikeouts. 

Scott Youngbrandt, Saint Louis

Youngbrandt took a loss in relief this past weekend vs. Dayton after he went 2 innings giving up 1 run off 1 hit and 0 walks while striking out 1. SLU took 2 of 3 from Dayton and finished the year 28-22 overall and 14-9 in the A-10. SLU will face St. Joseph's in the 1st round of the A-10 Championships this week. Youngbrandt finished the year 6-3 in 14 appearances and 11 starts. He earned a 6.24 ERA in 57.2 innings pitched with 49 strikeouts.

Noah Berghammer, Minnesota

Berghammer collected a hit in his last game as a Gopher this past weekend vs. Northwestern. Minnesota lost 2 of 3 to Northwestern and finished 16-36 overall. Berghammer finished the year hitting .200 with a double, a homer and 4 RBI's. 

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