FAU shortstop Nick DelGuidice named Sun Belt Conference Player of the Week
After leading Florida Atlantic to a three-game sweep of Hosfstra, Owls senior shortstop Nick DelGuidice was name the Sun Belt Conference Player of the Week, the league office announced Monday.
DelGuidice was 9-for-12 with eight RBI and scored four runs.
“I didn’t want to start off slow like last year, so I wanted to come out with a hot start,” DelGuidice said. “If I keep swinging the bat like this for the whole season, I’ll be very pleased this season.”
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Delguidice, Grimmett Earn SBC Baseball Players of the Week Honors
NEW ORLEANS - Florida Atlantic’s Nick Delguidice and UALR's Nick Grimmett have been respectively named the Sun Belt Conference Player and Pitcher of the Week the league office announced on Monday afternoon.
DelGuidice was the leading catalyst during Florida Atlantic’s three-game season opening sweep of Hofstra as the senior shortstop went 9-for-12 with eight runs batted in and four runs scored. The Miami, Fla. native posted a .750 batting average in the three-game set, highlighted by a 5-for-5 showing with 5 RBI’s in Friday’s win. DelGuidice had an impressive 1.250 slugging percentage and reached base on 69 percent of his plate appearances.
He had two RBI’s as part of a 3-for-4 performance during Sunday’s series finale. Four of his nine hits went for extra bases and he drove in six of his eight runs with two outs.
In 7.2 innings of relief work in UALR’s 6-4 victory at Stephen F. Austin on Saturday, Nick Grimmett allowed just one hit while striking out three batters en route to his first win as a UALR Trojan. The Beggs, Okla., native entered the game with a one out and a runner on second in the bottom of the second inning, trying to preserve a 6-4 Trojan lead. Grimmett was able to get the Trojans out of the jam; forcing the third batter he faced into a 6-4-3 double play to end the inning.
The junior struck out three and allowed just one hit over the next seven innings, doing his part to help the Trojans to their first win of the 2011 season.