Nathans, Smith and Rooney Tabbed MAAC Baseball Weekly Award Winners
Courtesy: MAAC Sports  
Release: 04/11/2011
Courtesy: MAAC Sports
MAAC Player of the Week

Senior, 2B, 6-1, 195, Warwick, N.Y./Salisbury Academy

Nathans helped Fairfield to a 4-0 week by hitting .571 with eight runs scored, four RBI, a 1.000 slugging percentage, and a .632 on-base percentage. Five of his eight hits were for extra bases and he also walked three times and stole two bases. Defensively, Nathans was perfect at second base in 21 chances. In Fairfield's sweep of Niagara, he hit .500 with five runs scored and two RBI.

MAAC Pitcher of the Week

Sophomore, LHP, 6-2, 220, Westmont, N.J./Haddon Township

Smith collected four saves last week for the Broncs. He pitched four and two-thirds innings in four games and struck out six, including all three outs in Rider's 4-2 win at Marist to sweep the series. Smith now has nine saves this season and 18 for his career.


MAAC Rookie of the Week

Freshman, OF, 5-11, 180, Syracuse, N.Y./Bishop Ludden

Rooney batted .526 and hit safely in all five of Siena's games this past week, posting four multi-hit efforts. He drove in three runs, scored three times and did not make an error in 17 outfield chances. Rooney was 7-13 (.538) in the Saints' weekend series at Iona, and had multi-hit games in all three contests. He was 3-for-4 with an RBI in Siena's 2-1 extra-inning win in the opener. In the Saints' doubleheader sweep of Brown, Rooney went 3-for-6 with two RBI and two runs scored.


MAAC Baseball

Team MAAC Pct. Overall Pct.
Rider 15-6 .714 28-22 .560
Canisius 16-8 .667 34-30 .531
Quinnipiac 15-9 .625 29-27 .518
Siena 13-8 .619 23-28 .452
Monmouth 14-10 .583 22-24 .478
Marist 12-12 .500 19-27 -1 .415
Iona 11-13 .458 20-33 .377
Fairfield 9-15 .375 17-32 .347
Manhattan 9-15 .375 18-34 .346
Niagara 8-16 .333 13-32 -2 .298
Saint Peter's 7-17 .292 10-38 -1 .214
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