Adam Soley and Dave Hatt Honored in CACC Baseball Weekly Report after 3-1 Week
Monday, April 30, 2012 - New Haven, Conn.
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Senior Adam Soley batted 6-for-8 with three doubles and two home runs last week
Senior Adam Soley had a 1.875 slugging percentage and a .750 on-base percentage last week
Junior Dave Hatt went 1-0 with a 0.00 ERA in 10 innings last week
The Wilmington University baseball team went 3-1 last week with a Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference sweep over Caldwell on Saturday to move into second place in the CACC Standings, in large part of Dave Hatt and Adam Soley who were named the CACC Pitcher and Player of the Week, respectively, on Monday by the league office.
The Wildcats (28-15, 13-6 CACC) control their own destiny with finishing in second place and receiving the second bye of the first round in the upcoming CACC Tournament with one conference game remaining in the regular season. Wilmington will head to Philadelphia on Wednesday and a win will secure a first round tournament bye.
Soley provided the offense for the Wildcats while Hatt kept the opposition off the bored in leading the Wildcats to a 3-1 week, winning both ends of the doubleheader at Caldwell on Sunday.
Soley, a Harleysville, Pa. native, knocked the cover off the ball, batting 6-for-8 in three games last week, finishing with three doubles, two home runs, five RBI’s, two runs scored and a 1.875 slugging percentage.
After hitting two home runs and a double in a loss at Shippensburg, Soley turned it on once again in the important CACC doubleheader at Caldwell. In the first game, the designated hitter went 2-for-3 with a pair of doubles and an RBI. His first double resulted in the game’s first run, a bomb to left center to score Brandon Payne from second. In the seventh inning, he started a two-out bases empty rally with his second double, this time down the left field line in an inning in which the Wildcats scored four runs to blow the game open.
In the second game against Caldwell, Soley came off the bench in the seventh inning to pinch hit and proved to be a wise move as he hit a single through the left side for the game’s first run.
The seventh inning run would prove to be enough for the Wildcat’s game two starter, Hatt, as he tossed eight shutout innings en route to the 4-0 win and the doubleheader sweep. He struck out eight batters in his only start of the week while allowing only six hits and one base on balls. He improved to 4-1 on the season and now carries a CACC low 1.70 ERA with his second shutout of the season.
Earlier in the week, the Toronto, Canada native threw two innings of scoreless relief at Millersville, allowing one hit and one walk. For the week, he tossed 10 innings of scoreless baseball, increasing his season long streak to 25 consecutive innings without allowing a run. The streak includes four scoreless appearances and dates back to game two against Post on April 7 when Hatt allowed two runs in the first inning of his six-inning outing.
The weekly award is the first in Adam Soley’s career while Hatt picks up his second CACC Pitcher of the Week award this season after being named on the report on March 5.
Soley and Hatt share the weekly awards with Felician’s Matthew Facendo who earned the CACC Rookie of the Week award for converting all three of his save chances while not allowing a single run last week. Felician’s George Hajjar and Kenny Monteith and University of the Sciences Kyle Davis were also named in this week’s report, earning CACC Baseball Honorable Mention for their play last week.
The Wildcats head to the University of Delaware for its annual instate rivalry game against the NCAA Division I Blue Hens on Tuesday starting at 3 p.m. They will close the regular season with its final CACC game on Wednesday at Philadelphia, also starting at 3 p.m.