Week #16 in College Baseball

by Matt Plante
Vice President

Week #16 in College Baseball
Top Tier Alumni Roundup: Division 1 NCAA Regionals

Welby Malczewski, Auburn

Auburn won all three of their Raleigh Regional games, helping the Tigers head to the Super Regionals for the 1st time since 1999. Auburn beat Northeastern in game 1, Army in game 2 and NC State in the Finals to win the Raleigh Regional. Malczewski got the save in the opener vs. Northeastern going 3 innings giving up 1 run on 2 hits and 1 walk while striking out 2. Auburn is currently #19 ranked in the nation and are 42-21 overall. Malczewski is currently 4-0 with 2 saves and a 5.66 ERA out of the bullpen in 35 innings of work this year.

Dalton Parker, Purdue
Purdue lost their opener to #21 ranked, Houston of their Chapel Hill Regional. Purdue bounced back to get a win in game 2 of the Regional vs. North Carolina A&T. Parker came out of the bullpen vs. North Carolina A&T going 4 innings giving up 0 runs on 3 hits while striking out 4. Purdue went onto to lose the following elimination game vs. Houston to get eliminated and finished the season 38-21 overall. Parker finished the year with a 5-0 record and a 3.21 ERA in 28 innings of work this year. Parker struck out 22 batters this year along with holding them to a .190 batting average.

Joe Santoro, Army
Army beat the host NC State in opener of the Raleigh Regional and then lost back to back games vs. Auburn and NC State to get eliminated and finished 37-24 overall. Santoro got 1 inning of relief in vs. Auburn giving up 0 runs on 0 hits and 1 walk while striking out 1. Santoro finished the year with 14 appearances, tossing 12.2 innings striking out 12 with a 7.11 ERA and holding opponents to a .229 batting average.

Anfernee Crompton, Army
Army upset the host NC State in the opener of the Raleigh Regional and then lost back to back games vs. Auburn and NC State to get eliminated and finished 37-24 overall. Crompton went 0-9 in the Regional in 3 games and finished the year hitting .222 with 4 doubles, 1 home run and 22 RBI’s.

Cooper Johnson, Ole Miss
Ole Miss beat Saint Louis and Tennessee Tech in the first two games of their Regional. They are in the finals today vs. Tennessee Tech with a chance to move onto the Super Regionals, only needing to win one out of two games. Ole Miss is 48-15 overall on the year and are ranked in the Top 5 nationally. Johnson hasn’t gotten in the Oxford Regional but on the year he is hitting .224 in 67 at bats with 2 home runs and 9 RBI’s.

Pat Rumoro, Louisville
Louisville won the opener of their Lubbock Regional beating Kent State. Louisville went onto to lose to #9 ranked, Texas Tech in the game 2, then beat Kent State in game 3 only to lose to Texas Tech again in the Regional Finals. Rumoro didn’t get into the Lubbock Regional but finished the year hitting .222 in 108 at bats on the year with a double, a home run and 12 RBI’s. Louisville finished the year with a 45-19 overall record.

Austin Covers, East Carolina
East Carolina won their opener in the Greenville Regional in which they hosted vs. UNC-Wilmington. Then they lost two in a row to get eliminated, by losing to South Carolina and UNC-Wilmington and finished 44-18 overall. Covers didn’t get in the Regional this past weekend and made 9 appearances on the year with 4.1 innings pitched, being mostly a lefty specialist out of the bullpen. Covers had a 10.38 ERA on the year in limited time for a top team in the nation.

Zach Frieling, Saint Louis
Saint Louis lost both of their NCAA Oxford Regional games vs. Ole Miss and Missouri State. Saint Louis finished the year with a 38-20 overall record. Frieling finished his freshman campaign hitting .133 in 15 at bats.


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