Springer Honored by Big East

George Springer has been named Big East Player of the Week for the week of April 24.

Springer recorded his 40th career home run in UConn’s 14-2 victory in the first game of a doubleheader vs. Georgetown Friday. On the week, he batted .476 (10-21) in five games with nine runs scored, 14 RBI, and 4-for-4 in stolen base attempts. He added an on-base percentage of .478 and a slugging percentage of .952 for the week.

Matt Barnes was named to the Big East Honor Roll after posting his third complete game shutout of the season Thursday vs. Georgetown. Barnes shut down the Hoyas in the Huskies 5-0 victory allowing just five hits and walking one with eight strikeouts.

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How does Barnes not earn Big East Pitcher of the Week for another time this year?

St. John’s sophomore Kyle Hansen tossed his first career complete-game shutout in a 6-0 win against Notre Dame. Hansen racked up a career-high 15 strikeouts, the most by a BIG EAST pitcher since USF’s Andrew Barbosa had 16 on April 2, 2010. The righty allowed just four hits, walked none and worked six 1-2-3 innings. Hansen did not allow a runner past second base and surrendered just a .133 (4-for-30) batting average in the contest.

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Adam enters his sixth season with the Thunder in 2018 after joining the the organization in 2013 as the Broadcast & Media Relations Assistant, was promoted to the Broadcasting & Media Relations Manager in 2014 and was named Director of Broadcasting at the end of the 2016 season. A lifelong resident of Franklin, Mass. and 2011 graduate of the University of Connecticut, Giardino returns home to broadcast college athletics in New England during the fall and winter months. He has provided play-by-play for Dartmouth College football since 2015 after spending the previous two football seasons filling-in as a sideline reporter for home and away games on the UMass Radio Network. In addition to his role with Dartmouth football, Giardino also broadcasts various sports for Dartmouth, Harvard, Brown, Northeastern and Holy Cross. Before joining the Thunder, Adam was with the Lakewood BlueClaws (Single-A, Philadelphia Phillies) where he was the Media and Public Relations Assistant in 2012 and a Public Relations and Broadcast Intern for the Pawtucket Red Sox (Triple-A, Boston Red Sox) during the 2010 and 2011 seasons. As an undergraduate, he provided four years of play-by-play on 91.7 FM WHUS covering 10 different UConn varsity programs. As WHUS Sports Director in 2010-2011 he had the opportunity to broadcast the 2011 Fiesta Bowl in Glendale, Ariz., the women's basketball [then] record-setting 90-game win streak, the baseball team advancing to the Super Regionals led by World Series MVP George Springer and the men's basketball run to the 2011 National Championship in Houston, Texas. View all posts by adamgiardino

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