March 15, 2011

Brown Baseball Sweeps Weekly Ivy League Awards

PROVIDENCE, R.I. –  On the heels of one of the biggest wins in program history against No. 5 Texas in Austin, the Brown baseball team racked up three Ivy League awards as announced by the conference office on Tuesday. Junior Mike DiBiase (Weston, Mass.) was named the Player of the Week, while freshman Anthony Galan (Watchung, N.J.) was named co-Rookie and co-Pitcher of the Week. Galan split the awards with Penn rookie Matt Gotschall.

PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Against one of the top pitching staffs in the nation, Brown designated hitter DiBiase showed why he is one of the most disciplined hitters on the team, hitting .400 in a four-game set against then No. 5 Texas. The junior also worked three walks and struck out once. After facing one of the nation's best in Taylor Jungmann, DiBiase had a least one hit in his next three games and finished the four-game series with a .571 on-base percentage. In one of the Brown baseball team's biggest wins in program history, the junior went 1-fo-3 with a run scored and RBI and two walks. He concluded the series with a 2-for-2 outing.

DiBiase's Weekly Statistics
4 GP, .400 AVG (4-for-10), .500 SLG%, 1 2B, 1 Run, 2 RBIs

CO-PITCHERS/ROOKIES OF THE WEEK
Brown rookie RHP Galan entered the game against No. 5 Texas in the third inning and limited the potent Longhorn offense to just one run while helping Brown to one of its best wins in program history. Galan went six strong innings, scattering six hits and striking out two to earn the first victory of his young career. He stranded five Longhorn runners on base and worked out of a late-inning second and third situation with a strikeout and fielder's choice out.

Galan's Weekly Statistics
1 APP, 0 GS, 6.0 IP, 2K, 6 Hits, 0 BB, 1.50 ERA, 1-0

Gotschall's Weekly Statistics
1 APP, 1 GS, 15.1 IP, 11K, 5 Hits, 4 BB, 0.59 ERA, 1-0

HONOR ROLL
Dan Bracey, Columbia, Sr., RHP (East Greenwich, R.I.)
1 APP, 1 GS, 7.0 IP, 4K, 6 Hits, 2 BB, 1.29 ERA, 1-0

Mickey Brodsky, Cornell, Sr., INF (Encino, Calif.)
3 GP, .455 AVG (5-for-11), .545 SLG%, 1 2B, 1 Run, 2 RBIs, Team - 1-2

Paul Cusick, Penn, Sr., RHP (Wilmington, Del.)
1 APP, 1 GS, 8.1 IP, 5K, 2 Hits, 2 BB, 0.00 ERA, 1-0

Josh Mishu, Princeton, So., OF (Nashville, Tenn.)

3 GP, .417 (5-for-12), .750 SLG%, 2 2B, 1 3B, 3 Runs, 3 RBIs, Team - 1-2

Ben Swinford, Cornell, Fr., OF (Lake Osewgo, Ore.)
3 GP, .385 AVG (5-for-13), .385 SLG%, 1 Run, 1 RBI, Team - 1-2