KINGS POINT, N.Y. (May 1, 2018) – The Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) announced on Tuesday that USMMA freshman Jack McCann (Newark, Del.) was selected as the league's Division III Metro Baseball Player of the Week for the week ending April 29. The big regional recognition comes after the rookie's performances in the Mariners' three games last week.
McCann knocked in a career-high seven runs in the 19-6 first-game win at home over Skyline opponent Purchase on Saturday, including a grand slam to end the contest via the run-rule. He also had an RBI single, an RBI double and a sacrifice on a suicide squeeze bunt in the affair. On Tuesday at Division II NYIT, the catcher went 1-for-3 with a sacrifice fly. For the week, he went 4-for-7 at the plate with a home run, eight RBIs and a double.
For the complete release from the ECAC, click here.
The Mariners remain among the top-25 in the country in numerous categories, including leading the nation in stolen bases per game (3.58). Individually, junior Andrew Spinnenweber (Pasadena, Md.) leads the Mariners by being ranked in the top-25 in the country in four different categories – eighth with 13.76 strikeouts per nine innings and five complete games, 12th with a 0.85 WHIP and 22nd with 79 total strikeouts and 5.57 hits allowed per nine innings.
To view the Mariners' full NCAA Statistical Ranking, follow this link.
Merchant Marine returns to action Wednesday afternoon when they play host to SUNY Maritime in the first round of the 2018 Skyline Tournament. First pitch is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. at Lower Roosevelt Field. Live stats for the game will be available at this link.
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