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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About adamgiardino

I am from Franklin, Massachusetts which is about 1:15 northeast of Storrs. As a senior, I am double-majoring in Communications and Journalism at the University of Connecticut and will be graduating May 2011. I work at 91.7 WHUS as Sports Director and I have been broadcasting UConn games on the radio for four years. I broadcasted the Big East Baseball Tournament as well as the 2010 NCAA Regional in Norwich, Conn. and will continue to be covering the team throughout the 2011 season. With any UConn-related questions, leave a comment or e-mail me at giardino.adam@gmail.com. View all posts by adamgiardino

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