Pacione, Ardino and Wayman Take Home Final MAAC Baseball Weekly Awards
Release: May 24, 2010
RICKY PACIONE, MARIST
Junior, OF/C, 5-8, 165, Newburgh, N.Y./Newburgh Free Academy
Pacione hit .727 (8-for-11) with two home runs, 10 RBIs and eight runs scored as Marist recorded a three-game sweep at Fairfield last week. He had an on-base percentage of .765 and a slugging percentage of 1.727. In the first game of a May 20 doubleheader, Pacione went 4-for-4 with five RBIs and three runs scored. In the second game, he went 3-for-4 with four RBIs and three runs scored. A switch-hitter, he homered from each side of the plate in the doubleheader (left first game, right second game).
MAAC Pitcher of the Week
ROB ARDINO, MANHATTAN
Junior, LHP, 5-10, 200, White Plains, N.Y./Iona Prep
Ardino picked up one of the biggest wins in program history in a 19-18 extra inning victory over Siena on Friday at Van Cortlandt Park. With the Jaspers facing a must-win scenario to qualify for the MAAC Championship, he entered the ballgame in the eighth inning with no outs, the Jaspers trailing 17-12 and a runner on first base. Ardino rouse to the challenge and retired 12 of 14 batters faced and did not allow a hit as the Jaspers made the unthinkable comeback. In the top of the 10th inning, he recorded three straight outs from the middle of the Saints' order.
MAAC Rookie of the Week
ADAM WAYMAN, RIDER
Freshman, 3B, 6-1, 185, Wilkes-Barre, Pa./G.A.R. Memorial
Wayman batted .500 for week with six hits, two runs scored, seven RBI, three walks, and a stolen base. He led off the eighth inning with a double and scored the game-winning run in the 5-4 extra inning game to put Rider in the MAAC Championship. In the third game, the Broncs broke open a 7-3 game with three runs in the sixth inning on four hits, the biggest hit a two-run single by Wayman to take a 10-3 lead.