For the Week of March 15- 21
Last fall we reported on how college baseball players did in their “other” sports and now we’ll be following how they’re doing on the diamond this spring. You will also find summaries of their fall/winter sport performances.
Kyle Parker- 6’1-200 – Football: QB & Baseball: OF
Parker, a junior, leads the team with a .424 BA, with 8 HR and 19 RBI through 16 games. He’s also 3-4 in stolen bases this season.
Parker passed for 2,526 yards with 20 touchdowns and 12 interceptions in 2009. Clemson finished 9-5 last season beating Kentucky 21-13 in the Music City Bowl.
Alexander Aurrichio- 6’6-225 – Soccer: GK & Baseball: 1B
Aurrichio, a sophomore, is 8-18 with 2 HR and 9 RBI is 5 games this season. The Lions are 2-7 this season.
In the fall, Aurrichio started all 17 games in goal for the Lion men’s soccer team with 76 saves, and1.32 goals allowed a game. He also collected two shutouts on the season. Columbia finished the 2009 season with a 4-12-1 record.
Scott Riddle-6’0-210-Jr. – Football: QB & Baseball: IF/C
Riddle is 6 for 31 on the season with 4 runs and 2 RBIs while playing in 14 games, starting 7 of them. Elon is 10-6 on the 2010 season.
This season Riddle became the Southern Conference record holder for career completions and passing yards.
Riddle passed for 3,345 yards with 23 touchdowns and seven interceptions for the Phoenix in 2009.
Riddle led Elon (9-3)to the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs, but the Phoenix lost 16-13 to #4 Richmond in the first round. He finished seventh in the nation with 278.7 passing yards a game.
Tucker Nathans-6’0-180-Jr. – Soccer: Forward & Baseball: 2B
Nathans is hitting 6 for 34 with a run, 2 doubles, and 4 RBI in 9 games this season. Fairfield is 5-4 in 2010.
Nathans started 10 of Fairfield’s 17 soccer games and totaled three points in 2009. Nathans started all 47 games for the Fairfield baseball team last season, and led the Stags with a .377 average with a 1.006 OPS.
Marshall Seedorff-6′3-185-So. – Swimming: Sprints & Baseball: P
On the mound this season, Seedorf has made 5 appearances, throwing 6 innings total. He is 1-0 with a save striking out 3 and walking 1, while only giving up 6 hits. GW is 8-7 overall this season.
Seedorf was one of just two freshman to qualify for the Atlantic 10 Championship finals in both the 50 and 100 meter freestyle events in 2009. He pitched in relief in 13 games last season for the GW baseball team.
Josh Hauser-6’4-218-Fr. – Football: TE & Baseball: P
Hauser has thrown 3 innings giving up 4 hits and 3 runs while striking out 3 and walking 2 in his 3 appearances.
Hauser did not play in the 2009 season.
Holy Cross (9-3) won the Patriot League title but lost 38-28 to Villanova in the first round of the FCS playoffs.
Matt Ernest-6’2-190-Jr. – Football: CB & Baseball: P
Ernest has made 4 appearances on the mound, throwing 9 innings giving up 10 hits, 4 ER, 3 K, and 6 BB. The Hoosiers are 6-9 on the season.
Ernest moves to defense after spending his first two seasons as a WR. Last season Ernest caught 7 passes for 69 yards and a TD. He was also a 4-time special teams player of the week. The Hoosiers finished 2009 4-8.
Brian Adams-6’4-212-Fr. – Football: WR & Baseball: OF
Adams has gone 3 for 5 with 3 runs and an RBI in limited action this season. Kentucky is 14-3 overall in 2010.
Adams did not play in 2009 for the football team. The Wildcats finished last season 7-6, losing to Clemson 21-13 in the Music City Bowl.
Jace Peterson-6’1-190-So. – Football: Safety & Baseball: IF
Peterson is batting .383 with 4 doubles, 1 HR, and 11 RBI in 14 games this season. He is also 10-12 in stolen bases this season in helping the Cowboys to a 7-7 mark thus far.
Peterson had 39 tackles, three sacks and an interception in 2009. McNeese State lost 49-13 to New Hampshire in the first round of the FCS playoffs.
Khiry Cooper-6’2-180-rsFr. – Football: WR & Baseball: OF
Cooper is batting .333 with 4 doubles, 6 RBI and a stolen base while starting 9 games and appearing in 12 overall. The Huskers are 8-7 this season.
Cooper caught 13 passes for 80 yards and a TD in 12 games for the Cornhusker football team. Nebraska finished 2009 10-4 beating Arizona 33-0 in the Holiday Bowl.
Mike Barba-6’1-180-Fr. – Football: WR & Baseball: OF
Barba has appeared in 11 games, starting 2 of them for the Colonels. He’s hitting 2 for 13 with 6 runs, a walk, and 2 stolen bases.
Barba caught 9 passes for 177 yards and 3 TDs in 2009.
Kyle Hughes-6’5-220-Sr. – Football: LB & Baseball: P
Hughes has made just one appearance so far on the mound. He’s thrown 2/3 of an inning giving up 2 hits, a run, while striking out 1 and walking 1.
Hughes recorded 34 tackles with an interception for the Colonel’s (3-8) in 2009.
Russell Wilson-5’11-201 – Football: QB & Baseball: 2B
Wilson has played in 11 games, starting 5 on the diamond. He’s hitting .333 with 11 runs, 2 HR and 6 RBI in helping the Wolfpack to a 12-4 record.
He totaled 3,027 passing yards with 31 touchdowns and 11 interceptions in 2009, while also rushing for 260 yards and 4 more scores. His 31 touchdown passes led the ACC.
He passed for 259 yards and 4 touchdowns to help N.C. State (5-7) upset North Carolina (8-4) to end an otherwise disappointing season for the Wolfpack.
Eric Maust-6’2-190-Sr. – Football: P & Baseball: Pitcher
Maust has appeared in 4 games, starting 3 on the mound this season. In his 17.1 innings of work, he’s given up 20 hits, 10 earned runs, striking out 8 and walking 7. His ERA is 5.19. The Irish are 7-8 this season.
Maust averaged 35.8 yards on 19 punts in 2009. As the holder on ND’s field goal team he completed a pass to convert a first down on a fake FG vs. USC.
Jesse Alfreno-5’11-194-Jr. – Football: CB & Baseball: P
Alfreno has made 7 appearances on the mound and sports a 1-1 record. In 8 innings of work, he has given up 9 hits, 11 runs, striking out 4 and walking 10. The Nittany Lions are 4-8 this year.
Alfreno made one appearance for the football team last season.
Steve Tedesco-6’1-195-Sr. – Football: WR & Baseball: IF
Tedesco is 8 for 27 with 9 runs, 1 HR and 5 RBI in 7 starts this season.
Tedesco is the Sacred Heart (2-8) school record holder with 37 career touchdowns. Tedesco had a career day with 12 catches for 144 yards and four touchdowns in the Pioneer’s season-ending 45-42 loss to Duquesne. He finished the 2009 season with a team-high 67 receptions for 865 yards and 11 touchdowns. He was selected to play in the 9th annual East Coast Bowl All-Star Game.
Bobby Shepherd-6’1-180-rs Fr. – Football: P & Baseball: P
Shepherd has thrown 4 innings in 2 appearances this year giving up 6 hits and 5 earned runs with 3 K and 1 BB.
On the gridiron, Shepherd punted the ball 13 times averaging 34.7 yards per punt. He also had 10 kickoffs with a touchback.
Jeff McVaney-6’2-220-So. – Football: FB & Baseball: OF/LHP
McVaney is 3 for 10 at the plate with 2 runs and 2 RBI. On the mound, he’s thrown 4 innings in 4 appearances, giving up only 2 hits for the 9-6 Bobcats.
The fullback had four carries for nine yards in 2009.
Matt Szczur-5’11-195-Jr. – Football: WR & Baseball: OF
Szczur is second on the team with .458 BA scoring 18 runs and 7 RBI in helping Villanova to a 11-2 mark.
Szczur was second team All-CAA in football last season as a sophomore. He was named the Colonial Athletic Associations Offensive Player of the Year and Special Teams Player of the Year in 2009. He is just the second player in CAA history to receive two major awards in the same season.
Szczur’s 2009 stats include: 45 catches for 534 yards and 4 touchdowns, 86 rushes for 562 yards and 7 TDs, 3 of 3 pass attempts for 21 yards and 2 touchdowns, and 26 kickoff returns for a 27.7 average and another TD.
The Wildcats beat Montana 23-21 to win the NCAA Championship.
Marlon Calbi-5’11-180-So. – Football: QB/Holder & Baseball: SS
Calbi is hitting .244 with 10 runs and 2 RBI.
Calbi was the third-string quarterback who played in 14 games as the team’s holder.
Christian Culicerto-5’9-190-So. – Football: QB & Baseball: LHP
Culicerto has thrown 3 innings in 2 appearances giving up 1 hit, with 2 K, and 1 BB
Culicerto did not appear last year for the Wildcat football team.
Landon Bennett-6’3-200-So. – Football: K/P & Baseball: OF
Bennett is hitting .273 with 12 runs, 1 HR, and 10 RBI this season. He’s also 3 for 3 in stolen bases. Wofford is 6-8.
Bennett did not appear in 2009 for the football team.