new jersey athletic conference baseball players of the week

NEW JERSEY ATHLETIC CONFERENCE
BASEBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
WEEK ENDING 5/8/17
PLAYER OF THE WEEK
ROB DeANGELIS • Ramapo College
Senior • Outfield • Staten Island, NY/Msgr. Farrell
DeAngelis becomes the third Roadrunner to earn NJAC Player of the Week honors this season
after leading Ramapo to the NJAC championship game for the second straight year. The NJAC
Co-Player of the Year went 11-for-19 (.579) in five tournament games, driving in three runs and
scoring five times throughout the week. He hit safely in all five tourney games, with three three-hit
games. He went 3-for-4 in a win over William Paterson, and 3-for-5 with two RBIs in a win over
Rutgers-Newark. He added a hit in Ramapo’s 4-3 10-inning game to advance to the championship final. In the final, he helped stake the Roadrunners to a 5-0 lead behind 3-for-4 hitting with
a double, RBI, and two runs scored. He struck out just once in 19 at-bats and drew four walks.
DeAngelis leads all NJAC hitters with a .424 average this season; he also leads in hits (70) and
on-base percent (.492).
PITCHER OF THE WEEK
ROB GRILLI • Rowan University
Senior • Pitcher • Middletown, NJ/Middletown South
Grilli earns Rowan’s second NJAC Pitcher of the Week honor after advancing Rowan to the final
day of the tournament with a 4-3 10-inning win over host Kean. The senior rightie tossed the final
five innings in relief, allowing just one hit and picking up the win. He struck out three and walked
just one. Grilli sports a 3.64 ERA and ranks sixth in the conference in saves (3), fifth in wins (5),
and 13th in strikeouts (45).
ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
THOMAS PERSICHETTI • The College of New Jersey
Freshman • Centerfield • Hamilton, NJ/Notre Dame
Persichetti picks up his second NJAC Rookie of the Week honor after a strong performance to
lead TCNJ to the 2017 NJAC Baseball Championship title. He batted 8-for-20 (.400) on the week
with five RBIs, five runs scored, four doubles, a triple, and two stolen bases. He recorded a slugging percentage of .700. Persichetti lit up in the opening round win over William Paterson, going
6-for-6 with four RBIs, four runs scored, three doubles, one triple, and a stolen base. He added a
double in the Lions’ setback to Rutgers-Newark, and contributed a hit, RBI, and stolen base in the
championship comeback win over Ramapo for the Lions’ first title since 2009. Persichetti’s four
triples and 12 doubles this season ranks him third in the NJAC in both categories.
ROOKIE PITCHER OF THE WEEK
MICHAEL WALLEY • The College of New Jersey
Freshman • Pitcher • Yardley, PA/Notre Dame
Walley earns his second and TCNJ’s fourth straight NJAC Rookie Pitcher of the Week award after
tossing a complete game shutout in the NJAC Baseball Tournament game against Rowan. The
Lions blanked the Profs 5-0 behind Walley’s three-hit shutout performance. He struck out five,
walked one, and did not allow an extra-base hit in just his sixth appearance and fourth start of the
season. He sports a 1.99 ERA in 31.2 innings pitched.