Seniors Eric Schlitter And Nick Vautrin Earn Weekly East Coast Conference Baseball Awards
Central Islip, N.Y.-University of Bridgeport senior baseball players, first baseman Eric Schlitter (Guilford, Conn.) and right-handed pitcher Nick Vautrin (South Hadley, Mass.) have been selected as Co-East Coast Conference Player and Pitcher of the Week for their outstanding play during the week of April 23-29, 2012.
Schlitter, who shared this week's ECC Player of the Week Award with Mike Russo of St. Thomas Aquinas College, helped Bridgeport go a perfect 4-0 last week, as he hit in all four wins to the tune of a .643 batting average (9-of-14) with six runs batted in and seven runs scored. Eric also had a .929 slugging percentage and a .706 on base percentage, as he had two doubles, one triple and drew three walks. He also handled 44 chances in the field at first base without an error during the week.
Vautrin, who shared this week's ECC Picher of the Week Award with Glen Hudson of C.W. Post, pitched UB's first shut out of the 2012 season last Sunday, as he blanked Queens (N.Y.) College on only three-hits as he hurled his fourth complete game of the year. In the Purple Knights' 2-0 win, Nick struck out four and walked only one. All three hits against him were singles
The University of Bridgeport baseball team closes out the 2012 regular season this week with a single game versus Mercy College on Wednesday night at 7:00 p.m. at West Haven High School, a doubleheader with Molloy College at 1:00 p.m. on Friday at the Ballpark at Harbor Yard and single game at Molloy on Saturday at 1:00 p.m.