Digest: Towson's Fratantuono earns CAA honor in baseball

UMBC junior catcher Coluccio named America East Player of the Week

March 19, 2013|Sports Digest


Towson's Fratantuono earns CAA honor

Towson junior outfielder Dominic Fratantuono (Cardinal Gibbons) was named Colonial Athletic Association Co-Player of the Week, the conference announced Monday. In five games, Fratantuono batted .545 while leading the Tigers to four victories. He went 12-for-22 with eight runs scored, three doubles, one home run and 11 RBIs.

Other baseball honors: UMBC junior catcher Brandon Coluccio was named America East Player of the Week. Coluccio hit .583 (7-for-12) as the Retrievers went 2-2, losing to Georgetown midweek but taking two of three from conference-rival Binghamton to open league play. ... Salisbury sophomore left-hander Dan Fein was chosen as the Capital Athletic Conference Co-Pitcher of the Week.

Softball: Salisbury sophomore Rachel Johnson was selected as the CAC Pitcher of the Week for the third straight week after posting a 3-0 record in three appearances. Johnson threw 151/3 shutout innings, allowing eight hits and two walks while recording 30 strikeouts.

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Wizards' Wall receives award after historic week

The NBA announced that Washington Wizards guard John Wall has been named Eastern Conference Player of the Week. Wall averaged 24.0 points, 11.0 assists, 5.0 rebounds and 2.5 steals per game while shooting .617 from the field, .800 from 3-point range and .857 from the free-throw line in leading the Wizards to a 3-1 record. Wall became the first NBA player since the 3-point era began in 1979-80 to average at least 24 points, 11 assists, five rebounds and two steals while shooting at least .600 from the field, .800 from 3-point range and .850 from the free-throw line in a four-game span.

Major League Soccer: D.C. United goalkeeper Bill Hamid was selected by the North American Soccer Reporters as Player of the Week. Hamid earned the honors after making seven saves in a scoreless draw against the New York Red Bulls on Saturday for his second straight shutout. Hamid's final save of the game came during stoppage time as he cleared a Brandon Barklage shot off the line with a last-ditch effort. Hamid leads the league in shutouts (two) and saves (13). Also, United announced that it has re-signed defender Daniel Woolard, a versatile defender who plays both left back and center back. Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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