Spotlight on McColl, Soporowski, and Fucci

Big, big day in college baseball Saturday with a number of awesome performances. Let’s focus on three, with some others listed below:

  • Patrick McColl (Charlottesville 2018) hit a walk-off grand slam for Harvard against Yale. Down 8-1 going into the bottom of the 9th, the Crimson stunned Yale with 9 runs in the inning, highlighted and ended by the McColl slam. Patrick is absolutely crushing the ball this spring- he’s at 442/470/821 in 95 at-bats, with 26 runs, 9 doubles, 3 triples, 7 home runs, and 29 RBIs. He either leads or is tied for the team lead in the following categories: batting average, on-base percentage, slugging percentage, runs, hits, doubles, triples, home runs, and RBIs. Phew! (By the way, his home run and RBI totals are already new season highs for Patrick.)
  • Rider’s Pete Soporowski (Staunton 2017) threw an excellent game yesterday, and has been getting great results all spring. Yesterday, he threw 7 2/3 shutout innings, while allowing 5 hits, 0 walks, and striking out 7 against Saint Peter’s. For the season, he’s 2-2, 3.15, with a 1.075 WHIP, 1.1 BB/9, and 12.4 K/9 in 40 innings. Seriously, he’s walked 5 batters and struck out 55! You know who he reminds me of? Nick Margevicius.
  • Lastly, Samford’s Jordan Fucci (Staunton 2016) had a good game yesterday against UT Martin, going 3-3, with a run, walk, home runs, and 4 RBIs. The redshirt junior is now hitting 302/388/534 in 116 at-bats, with 24 runs, 7 doubles, 1 triple, 6 home runs, and 25 RBIs.

Other Good Games

  • Payton Marshall, Memphis (Purcellville 2017): 3-4, 2 runs, RBI in game 1. 2-4, 2 runs, RBI, SB, 2 BB in game 2
  • Dom D’Alessandro, George Washington (Charlottesville 2018): 3-4, 4 runs, 5 RBIs, BB, 2 HR
  • Chase Cheek, Duke (Waynesboro 2018): 3-4, RBI, 3B, SB
  • Bruce Steel, Wake Forest (Charlottesville 2016): 3-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs, 2 HRs
  • Nate Pawelczyk, Winthrop (New Market 2017): 8 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 6 K’s, win
  • Anthony Lazar, Marist (Charlottesville 2018): 3-4, 3 runs, 3 RBIs, 2 HR
  • Thomas DeBonville, Omaha (Front Royal 2018): 2-5, 2 runs, 4 RBIs, 2B, HR

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