May 12, 2014
WASHINGTON – For a second-consecutive week, and fourth time this season, two Georgetown baseball players have been selected to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll. Senior first baseman Steve Anderson (Albany, N.Y./Northfield Mt. Hermon Prep (Mass.)/Guilderland) and sophomore starting pitcher Matt Smith (Cranberry Twp., Pa./Seneca Valley) were both recognized by the conference on Monday for their play over the weekend in Georgetown’s series win at Butler.
Anderson batted .500 (8-for-16) in four games last week with a home run, four doubles, five RBI, a .556 on-base percentage and a .938 slugging percentage. He went 4-for-5 in Friday’s series opener at Butler with a single, home run, two doubles and three RBI, all in his first four at-bats. He went 2-for-4 on Saturday with another double and RBI and added his fourth double on Sunday. He also scored five runs on the week.
Smith matched his career high when he went eight innings in Friday’s 5-2 win at Butler. He gave up just two runs on five hits while striking out five. He lowered his season ERA to 3.21 and is tied for the team lead in wins with five. In his last two starts, covering 16 innings pitched, Smith is 2-0 with a 15 strikeouts while giving up just nine hits and two runs.
This is the fourth weekly honor of the season for both players and 14th for the Hoyas. Smith was also selected to the Honor Roll last Monday, May 5, as well as in consecutive weeks, March 24 and March 31. Anderson has now been named to the Honor Roll three times and was the BIG EAST Player of the Week on March 31. Additionally, sophomores Nick Collins (Carthage, N.C./Union Pines) has earned two nods to the Honor Roll. Senior Patrick Camporini (Safety Harbor, Fla./Clearwater Central Catholic), juniors Ryan Busch (Falcon Heights, Minn./Roseville Area) and Matt Hollenbeck (Horsham, Pa./Hatboro-Horsham) and freshman Beau Hall (Seaville, N.J./Ocean City) have all been selected to the Honor Roll once.
Georgetown (19-27, 5-12 BIG EAST) concludes its 2014 season with a 6 p.m. matchup at the University of Maryland-Baltimore County (UMBC) on Tuesday evening.