Vanderka, Chavarria and Stone earn America East weekly honors
March 24, 2014
NOTE: TUESDAY'S HOME GAME vs. NYIT NOW AT 2:30 PM
Cambridge, Mass. - The Stony Brook baseball team earned three America East weekly honors after sweeping Albany last weekend as senior Frankie Vanderka (Levittown, N.Y.) was named Pitcher of the Week, junior Robert Chavarria (Garden Grove, Calif.) was named Player of the Week, and freshman Cameron Stone (West Haven, Conn.) was named Co-Rookie of the Week, the conference office announced Monday.
Vanderka pitched his third career no-hitter, an incredible feat in college baseball, to lead Stony Brook to a 7-0 victory in game one of last Saturday's doubleheader with Albany. The no-hitter was his second complete game shutout of the season. He limited Albany to three base runners, two walks and a hit-by-pitch, and struck out 10 batters, including four of the first six batters he faced. He fanned Albany's Brian Bullard in the ninth inning for the final out of the no-hitter and was immediately mobbed by his #Seawolves teammates.
Chavarria hit a team-best .421 in five games last week, helping the #Seawolves go 4-1. He went 3-for-4 in the USC game and scored what proved to be the winning run against the Trojans as Stony Brook won its first-ever game over a Pac-12 school. He then scored six times during Stony Brook's three-game sweep of Albany, including the run that broke a 3-3 tie as the #Seawolves went on to complete the sweep with a 7-3 Sunday victory.