KINGS POINT, N.Y. (April 8, 2019) – On Monday night, the Skyline Conference announced that USMMA junior Matt Mundorf (San Luis Obispo, Calif.) was selected as the league's Baseball Player of the Week, while freshman Garrett Aichele (Bainbridge Island, Wash.) earned Rookie of the Week honors and senior Andrew Spinnenweber (Pasadena, Md.) landed on the weekly honor roll. The accolades come after their performances in the Mariners' five victories last week.
Mundorf led the Mariners with a .550 batting average on the week (11-for-20), with a team-best eight RBIs and tied for the team-high with seven runs scored. On Sunday in the Mariners' home doubleheader sweep of Mount St. Vincent, the junior hit safely in his first six at-bats with a triple and a double. In the first game he was 5-for-5 with a triple and a game-high four RBIs.
Aichele was dealing against Bard on Wednesday with a no-hitter going with two outs in the eighth before it was broken up. He allowed just the one hit, while striking out a career-high 12 over eight innings to move to 2-0 on the season. At the dish, he hit .524 with a double, two RBIs and tied for the team-high with seven runs scored.
Spinnenweber tossed a complete game shutout victory over Purchase on the road on Saturday, allowing just four hits and striking out nine in seven innings. He moved into first place in the Mariners' all-time record book for complete games with the 14th of his career.
For the complete release from the Skyline Conference, click here.
Four Mariners rank in the top-25 among all DIII players in a statistical category – Spinnenweber has the country's seventh-best WHIP with 0.77, while his 13.37 strikeouts per nine innings ranks 17th, his 4.89 hits per nine innings ranks 18th and his 1.03 ERA ranks 19th. Senior Kyle Cunningham (Panama City Beach, Fla.) ranks 12th in the nation with five saves, while classmate Jesse Reinebold's (Sagamihara, Japan) 45 hits rank 16th in DIII. Sophomore Joe Raab (Edwardsburg, Mich.) ranks 18th with 13.37 strikeouts per nine innings.
As a team, the Mariners rank in the top-25 in the nation in nine different categories listed below.
- Second in the country with 19 total triples
- Third in the nation with 0.73 triples per game
- Fifth in DIII with a .343 team batting average
- 11th in the country with 9.6 strikeouts per nine innings
- 15th in the nation with a .430 on-base percentage
- 19th in DIII with 301 total hits
- 20th in the country with a 3.09 team earned run average
- 20th in the nation with 67 total stolen bases
- 24th with 7.96 hits allowed per nine innings
To view the Mariners' complete NCAA ranking summary, follow this link. (Note: Team rankings are on page 1, while individual rankings are on page 2.)
The Mariners will travel to Wayne, N.J., later today for a non-conference game at William Paterson University beginning at 3:45 p.m. at the Pioneers' Jeff Albies Field. Live stats and a live video feed of the game will be available with links on the USMMA Baseball Schedule Page.
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