Week 10: April 17-23

By: Ryan Murphy

Dylan McGee (Trinity University)
Professional Baseball-
Zach Remillard, Chicago White Sox organization- One of the best players in Dutchmen history has settled in during his second professional season with the class-A Kannapolis Intimidators. The third baseman hit .370 in six games for the White Sox affiliate, scoring five runs.  He ended the week on a strong note, going 6-for-15 with four runs scored and a run batted in during a three game series against Hickory. The Coastal Carolina product has struck out just six times in his 64 at bats thus far.
NCAA Division I
Gavin Wallace, Fairfield- In an unsurprising development, Wallace tossed yet another complete game on Saturday, his NCAA-leading sixth of the season. Wallace shut down Siena for seven innings, allowing only three hits and a walk to the Saints in a 2-0 victory. The righthander, who pitched for the Dutchmen in 2015 and 2016, struck out four hitters en route to his seventh win of the season for the MAAC-leading Stags. Wallace entered the week as the conference leader in innings pitched and wins, and was in the top five in ERA and strikeouts.
Gabe Kleiman, Penn- Kleiman kept the Quakers in first place in the Ivy League's Lou Gehrig Division with a complete game shutout on Sunday. The 2016 Dutchmen pitcher moved to 3-0 on the season, striking out five hitters with only one walk. He induced ten of his 21 outs via flyout, and scattered six hits throughout his seven innings. Penn will clinch a spot in the Ivy League Championship Series by winning or tying a series next weekend with second place Columbia.
Jack Gethings, Fairfield- Fairfield's leading hitter had another stellar week for the Stags, who have won nine of ten games and lead the MAAC by three games. The third baseman hit over .500 on the week, going 11-for-21 over the five games. Gethings had at least two hits in four of the five games, including two outings with three hits. The 2016 Dutchmen infielder scored both runs in a 2-0 win over Siena on Saturday, and drove in five runs against the Saints to complete a sweep on Sunday.
Nathan Harris, Louisiana Tech- D1Baseball.com's No. 5 relief pitcher in the country has converted into Louisiana Tech's top starting pitcher in the past month. Harris allowed just one run over seven innings, and struck out five hitters in a Saturday victory over UAB. Harris moved to 5-0 on the season, and dropped his ERA to 1.05 over 60 innings. Harris has yet to take a loss this season, allowing just seven earned runs in 17 appearances on the mound. Opposing hitters are hitting just .185 against him, and he has eight saves to go with the five wins.
Austin Goeke, Wagner- Goeke's magnificent April continued on Saturday as the 2014 Dutchmen pitcher earned his fourth victory of the month. Goeke allowed just one run on three hits at Sacred Heart, striking out eight hitters in a 6-1 victory. Over his last four starts, Goeke has allowed just two earned runs over 25 innings, winning each time. He has gone at least six innings with zero or one earned runs in six of his nine starts this season, and has been the winning pitcher in four of Wagner's 12 victories.
Teddy Cillis, Hofstra- A member of the 2013 Dutchmen, Cillis has hit safely in five consecutive games, and hit .400 in four games this week for the Pride. The two-way player hit two home runs during the weekend series with UNC-Wilmington, giving him three home runs in the last five games. Cillis drove in five runs on the week, including two in each of the first two games against UNCW. Cillis' four home runs lead the Pride, and his 21 runs batted in are one short of the team lead.
Jackson Bubala, Dartmouth- Bubala guided the Big Green to a victory over an ACC opponent, Boston College, on Wednesday. The 2016 Dutchmen pitcher tossed 2.2 innings beginning in the fourth frame, and struck out four hitters without allowing an earned run in an 8-3 victory. BC managed just an unearned runs on three hits against Bubala. He also recorded the final four outs in a loss to Yale on Sunday, and also did so without allowing a run to the first place Bulldogs.
Jake Hanson, Valparaiso- Valpo put together a winning week with three triumphs in five games, including a split in four conference contests. Hanson, a catcher from the 2014 Dutchmen, had a hit in all five games, led by a 3-for-5 outing against Chicago State on Tuesday. He also went 2-for-2 in the final game of the weekend, a 9-0 conference victory over Wright State. In his senior season, Hanson is hitting .304 with a team-high 45 hits and 13 doubles.
J.T. Genovese, UAlbany- The righthander, who wore the Dutchmen uniform in 2015, helped the Great Danes to a split with Marist this weekend by earning a victory on the mound on Sunday. Genovese pitched the first four innings of the seven inning contest against the Red Foxes, shutting out Marist and allowing only two hits. He struck out six hitters in his second win of the 2017 campaign. Genovese is one of three Great Dane pitchers to accumulate multiple wins this season.
Ernie Clement, Virginia- Virginia pulled out a key conference series victory this weekend, taking two of three from Notre Dame. Clement, the Cavalier leadoff hitter and a member of the 2014 Dutchmen, started the series with three hits and three runs scored against the Fighting Irish. He also drove in three runs and stole bases during a midweek contest against James Madison. Clement is hitting .317 on the campaign, and has been a mainstay in the lineup for the 33-10 Cavaliers.
Matt Pierce, Siena- Pierce, who was recently announced as a member of the 2017 Dutchmen, pitched four scoreless, hitless innings on Wednesday for the Saints and earned a save. Pierce struck out five Holy Cross hitters in the 8-3 triumph, and combined with starter John Nolan on a two-hitter. Pierce faced just three more than the minimum during his time on the mound, and earned the first save of his college career. The righthander's longest outing of the season lowered his ERA to 1.99 in 22.2 innings on the mound.
Evan Giles, Indiana State- The 2016 All-PGCBL selection made two successful appearances for the Sycamores, totaling 2.1 innings out of the bullpen. Giles was the third of six Indiana State pitchers to take the mound in a 17-8 victory over Northern Illinois, where the righthander tossed 1.1 innings and was awarded with his first win of the season. He also pitched a perfect inning against Purdue on Wednesday, although his Sycamores fell 10-7 to the Boilermakers.
NCAA Division II-
Justin Childers, Ohio Dominican- The returning Dutchmen star helped the Panthers to a 6-2 week, which included a four-game sweep over conference opponent Findlay. Childers hit .500 on the week, and six of his 12 hits went for extra bases. The reigning Dutchmen co-Player of the Year hit two home runs during the conference series, and drove in seven runs over the week's eight games. Childers has ten home runs with a .421 batting average on the season, and leads the Panthers in runs scored, hits, home runs, RBIs, stolen bases and batting average.
NCAA Division III-
Dylan McGee, Trinity University- For the second time this year, a former Dutchmen pitcher tossed a no-hitter for their schools. On Friday, 2014 pitcher Dylan McGee no hit Austin College over seven innings. It was the first solo no-hitter at Trinity since 2006, and saw the righthander strike 11 hitters, with only two walks seperating McGee from a perfect game. McGee, who won his fourth game of the season with the no-no, joins 2014 teammate Danny Hrbek in the no-hitter club. McGee's ERA dropped to 2.65 with the seven shutout innings, which was also his first shutout of the season.

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