PAWTUCKET, R.I. – For the first time this season Beacons baseball has swept the Little East Conference weekly honors after posting a 4-1 record which included a win over third-ranked University of Southern Maine.
Senior outfielder Nick Herzog (Riverhead, N.Y.) was named the Player of the Week, Fernando Burgos (Hyde Park, Mass.) was named Pitcher of the Week, and freshman pitcher Dylan Fashempour (Redlands, Calif.) was named Rookie of the Week.
Herzog earned the honor after batting .474 (9-19) and slugging 1.053 while racking up one double, two triples, two home runs, six RBI and 10 runs scored during a 4-1 week for the Beacons. He started the week going 1-for-3 with a pair of run scored in a 7-3 win over No. 3 Southern Maine before going 1-for-4 with a double and a run scored in a 4-1 non-conference win at Roger Williams and going 2-for-5 with a two-run homer in a 6-3 non-conference setback at No. 14 Babson. Herzog called the week going 5-for-7 with two triples, one home run, four RBI and five runs scored as the Beacons swept a conference twin bill against Eastern Connecticut by final counts of 6-0 and 10-7.
Burgos was named the POW after going 1-0 while not allowing run over nine total innings in his two appearances on the hill for the Beacons last week. He allowed two hits with one strikeout over two scoreless innings of relief in UMass Boston's 4-1 non-conference win at Roger Williams before scattering eight hits while fanning three batters over a season-high seven scoreless frames to earn the decision in a 6-0 conference victory over Eastern Connecticut.
Fashempour earned his first conference weekly honor after going 2-0 over his two scoreless appearances on the hill this week for the Beacons, totaling seven strikeouts in his 7.1 innings of work. The freshman tossed six scoreless innings to pick up the win in UMass Boston's 7-3 win over No. 3 Southern Maine, allowing just three hits while fanning six batters. He then allowed one hit and recorded one punch out over 1.1 scoreless innings of relief to earn the decision in a 10-7 game-two win over Eastern Connecticut.