Salem, Paolini, Giordano and Macaluso Take Home MAAC Baseball Weekly Honors
Courtesy: MAAC Sports  
Release: 04/18/2011
Courtesy: MAAC Sports
MAAC Co-Players of the Week

Senior, INF, 6-0, 205, Rye, N.Y./Iona Prep

Salem hit .636 (7-for-11), drove in seven runs, smashed two homers and had three doubles to help Manhattan remain undefeated in the MAAC with a sweep of Marist last week. Salem posted a 1.455 slugging percentage, .667 on-base percentage and scored four runs against the Red Foxes.

Junior, 2B, 6-0, 195, Stratford, Conn./Bunnell

Paolini batted .538 with a 1.231 slugging percentage and a .667 on-base percentage, hitting safely in all four games and drawing four walks. He became the MAAC's all-time home run king with a grand slam to break a 4-4 tie against UMass, the benchmark 48th home run of his career.

MAAC Pitcher of the Week

Junior, RHP, 5-10, 155, Bedford, N.Y./Fox Lane

Giordano pitched his second complete game of the year to win his fifth consecutive start with a 3-1 victory over Marist on Sunday. He recorded eight strikeouts and yielded just two walks to keep the Jaspers undefeated in the MAAC (12-0). Giordano retired 14 of the first 15 batters faced, and did not allow a hit until the fourth inning.

MAAC Rookie of the Week

Freshman, LHP, 5-11, 165, Islip, N.Y./Islip

Macaluso used 114 pitches in a complete-game six-hitter vs. Niagara on Friday. He allowed two runs and struck out four batters in first MAAC win and third victory of the season. Over his last 17.2 innings pitched, he has surrendered just three runs.



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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