We’re back with our ninth Rawlings Alumni Update of the season, recapping the highlights from our alumni over the past week.
Ari Sechopoulos – College of Charleston
Windsor, Ont. native Sechopoulos tapped into his power during this past week. The left-handed hitting slugger left the yard and drove in six runs against James Madison on Friday. Meanwhile, on Tuesday against Clemson, he doubled and drove in a pair. Charleston won three out of four, beating the Tigers and taking the series on the weekend.
Max Wright – Indiana State University
Indiana State is on a roll, having won their last five games and taking nine out of their last eleven. And during this run, performance from Wright has been a constant. He added six more hits this past week to his season totals, walking a handful of times, while his bomb during Sunday’s game is his eighth of the year.
Let's go! @maxwright21 with a leadoff home run in the fourth — his team-leading eighth of the season!
Sycamores 10, Valpo 0 pic.twitter.com/VpzD7ztaJF
— Indiana State Baseball (@IndStBaseball) April 18, 2021
Jake Wilson – Liberty University
Talking about teams that are hot, Liberty hasn’t lost a game in more than a week. With their sweep over North Alabama this weekend, they are now 25-8. Wilson road a nine-game hit streak into Sunday and picked up a couple of hits while driving in a few runs this past week.
Noah Myers – University of South Carolina
Myers came into the game in the top of the last inning on Saturday and made a difference. The left-handed-hitting outfielder sacrificed the runners on first and second over, down by two, setting up a two-run base hit to tie the game, and South Carolina went on to pull off the win. The Gamecocks are now 24-10.
Jordan Marks – USC Upstate
Not one, not two, but three Big South Starting Pitcher of the Week awards Marks has won thus far in the 2021 season. This past weekend, he might’ve had his most dominant performance yet. He went the distance, striking out nine and not allowing a run to score. Special is the only way to characterize Marks’ junior campaign.
Jordan Marks tossed a complete game shutout with nine strikeouts Friday night for his league-best sixth win of the year🔥
He is the Big South Starting Pitcher of the Week for the THIRD time this season!👏
— USC Upstate Baseball (@UpstateBSB) April 19, 2021
Daniel Warkentin – Eastern Michigan University
Against Ball State this weekend, Warkentin picked up three hits and drove in a pair, while walking three times over the four-game set. Eastern Michigan is set to face Toledo this upcoming weekend.
Bottom 5 | BSU 2, EMU 5
Daniel Warkentin's single makes ten hits for the Eagles, their first game with double-digit hits since March 27th against Western Michigan.
— EMU Baseball (@EMU_Baseball) April 16, 2021
Eric Cerantola – Mississippi State University
Cerantola went an inning of work Saturday against Ole Miss. He threw a scoreless frame, striking out a batter without allowing a hit.
Owen Diodati – University of Alabama
Alabama has picked up steam, and same with Dio. Over the last week, Diodati dramatically walked off Auburn, homered for his ninth of the year, and now has five jacks in SEC play and is slugging well above .500. Oh, and on Sunday, he had four RBI’s in their 10-9 victory.
— SEC Network (@SECNetwork) April 16, 2021
Teddy Brimblecomb – Albion College
Brimblecomb (Kitchener, Ont) had a clean outing against Kalamazoo on the weekend. The right-hander pitched two-thirds of an inning without allowing any damage. He’s now gotten into three games in his freshman season.
Tyrus Barclay – University of Mary
Barclay had a terrific midweek series against Wayne State in which he picked up five hits. The right-handed hitting catcher tripled and doubled, and on the weekend, in his only hitless game of the week, he contributed with his arm, throwing out a pair of base runners stealing. Barclay’s two-way ability was on display this past week.
VICTORY! @UmaryBaseball opened today's doubleheader at Wayne State with a 7-5 win. Jonathan Draheim is now 5-0, Tyrus Barclay had 2 hits and 2 runs, and Cal James and Spencer Gillund had 2 RBIs each. Photos courtesy @wscwildcats #HooksUp pic.twitter.com/nHpVgP54sw
— UMary Marauders (@umarysports) April 14, 2021
Jameson Hart – William & Penn University
William & Penn has won three out of their last four and Hart has been right in the middle of things. He had a three-hit weekend, hitting two doubles and driving in a pair. He looks to continue to swing a good bat against Peru State next weekend.
Ethan Baptie – Dodge City CC
Baptie had another solid week picking up a trio of hits and scoring three times. However, the biggest news of the week from the Woodstock, Ont. native is his commitment to the University of Mary. Congratulations to Ethan!!