Bridgeport, Conn. - Senior catcher Mike Russo
(Boca Raton, Fla.) of St. Thomas Aquinas College has been selected
as this week’s East Region National Collegiate Baseball
Writers Association (NCBWA) Hitter and Pitcher of the Week for
games played from April 8-April 14, 2013.
The East Coast Conference Player of the Week, Russo had a big hand in a perfect week for the Spartans, going 6-for-10 with a pair of walks, nine RBI and four runs scored in his three games played. Four of those hits were of the extra-base variety, including two doubles and two homers into the further reaches of Provident Bank Park. He had a grand slam – his league-leading fourth homer -and six RBI in a victory over Mercy, and sported a 1.400 slugging percentage for the week.
Russo becomes the second hitter from the ECC to earn the award this season, joining Bridgeport's Mike Olszyk.