By: Joey Palatsky
Player of the Week:
Lucas Dunn (Pictured) (Single-A Lake Elsinore Storm, San Diego Padres Org, ‘18 Dutch)
- Dunn was 9-20 with three doubles, two triples, a home run and eight RBIs on the week.
- The University of Louisville product is batting .310 with 12 doubles, 31 RBIs, and a .979 OPS which all lead the Lake Elsinore Storm in his 36 games played this season.
Dutch in the Pros:
Sean Boyle (Double-A Somerset Patriots, New York Yankees Org, ‘19 Dutch)
- Boyle threw 6 innings, 5 hits, 3 earned runs and 8 strikeouts in his weekly outing for the Yankees Double-A Affiliate.
- The Dallas Baptist product is holding opponents to a .226 batting average with 41 strikeouts in 30.1 innings of work.
Ian Foggo (Single-A Fayetteville Woodpeckers, Houston Astros Org, ‘19 Dutch)
- Foggo was the first former Dutch in the Pros to move up a level on the young season, making the jump to the Astros Single-A Affiliate.
- The Lenoir-Rhyne product picked up a save this week for the Woodpeckers in one inning of work with three strikeouts.
Luke Murphy (Double-A Rocket City Trash Pandas, Los Angeles Angels Org, ‘18 Dutch)
- Murphy tossed 3.1 shutout innings to go with five strikeouts this week for the Angels Double-A Affiliate.
- The Vanderbilt standout holds a 2.87 ERA and 19 strikeouts through 15.2 innings of bullpen work this season.
Performers of the Week:
Justin Bench (Ole Miss, ‘19 Dutch)
- Bench went 5-12 with two doubles, a triple and four RBIs on the week for the Rebels.
- The Florida native’s .307 batting average leads Ole Miss, Bench and the Rebels will head to Alabama for the SEC Tournament, with their first game taking place Tuesday at 5:30 pm on SEC Network.
Luke Gold (Boston College, ‘19 Dutch)
- Gold was 5-16 with two doubles, two home runs and three RBIs this week.
- The Ballston Spa graduate led the Eagles with a .938 OPS, and 21 doubles that ranked second in the ACC en route to being named All-ACC Second Team.
Evan Fox (Stony Brook, ‘21 Dutch)
- Fox went 8-13 with a double, triple, and three RBIs on the week as the Seawolves clinched the America East Regular Season title.
- The Ballston Spa native led the America East in triples (5), while ranking top ten in slugging percentage (.546), OPS (.976), doubles (14), and stolen bases (31).
Isaac Humphrey (#7 University of Louisville, ‘21 Dutch)
- Humphrey was 7-12 with a double, home run and four RBIs this week for #7 Louisville.
- The Kentucky native ranks ninth in the ACC for OBP (.474), and will head to Charlotte for the ACC Tournament where the Cardinals will start their postseason on Wednesday at 11:00 am.
Tom Kretzler (SUNY Brockport, ‘21 Dutch)
- Kretzler led Brockport to hosting their first ever Regional, and went 2-7 with a home run to go with seven innings of three run ball on the mound.
- The Colonie native leaves Brockport with career records for slugging % (.629), hits (202), doubles (47), home runs (38), RBIs (160), and single season records for hits (62), home runs (17), and RBIs (63).
Ubaldo Lopez (Georgetown University, ‘18 Dutch)
- Lopez was 6-17 with two doubles, three home runs and five RBIs on the week.
- Lopez and the Hoyas are heading to the Big East Tournament this week, where they will play Thursday at 2:30.
Ben Metzinger (#7 University of Louisville, ‘19 Dutch)
- Metzinger went 8-17 with a double, two home runs and seven RBIs on the week for #7 Louisville.
- The senior ranks top ten in the ACC for RBIs (61), home runs (17), and walks (44).
Aaron Roose (Azusa Pacific University, ‘19 Dutch)
- Roose went 6-17 with three home runs and five RBIs to help the Cougars advance to Division II Super Regionals.
- The APU leadoff hitter was named First Team All-PacWest Catcher for a second consecutive year after his 2022 season featured a .457 OBP that ranked fourth in the conference, a team second best .337 average, six home runs, and 31 RBIs.
Nick Schwartz (Southern New Hampshire, ‘21 Dutch)
- Schwartz was 5-11 with a double, home run, and five RBIs to help the Penmen advance to the Division II Super Regionals next weekend.
- The Massapequa native was named NE10 Second Team as his .408 batting average leads the conference, and his 1.168 OPS leads the Penmen.
Will Stroud (Azusa Pacific University, ‘21 Dutch)
- Stroud was 4-18 with a home run and three RBIs to help APU win the Regional round.
- Stroud’s .409 OBP ranks fourth on Azusa Pacific.
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