Team Ontario Alumni Report: Week Seven
As colleges games continue to get more important with the spring season chugging along, Team Ontario alumni continue to contribute at the collegiate level as these alumni reports keep getting longer and longer.
Shane Nixon led the way offensively this week with his two home runs and seven hits while Kyle Perrett and Tahj Smith both put up zeros in multiple outings of the bullpen.
Here's the entire list of top performers over the past week:
NOAH MURCIANO, FRESHMAN, SUSSEX COUNTY CC (NJCAA)
Murciano continues to swing the bat well as the season goes on. The former Team Ontario catcher went 1-for-4 in his start over the weekend against Union County College and came through with an RBI as well. Murciano now holds a five-game hit-streak and is batting .313 on the season.
JAMIE CABRAL, FRESHMAN, SUSSEX COUNTY CC (NJCAA)
Following a week that saw Cabral pick up two multi-hit games for the Skylanders, he did it again last Wednesday going 2-for-4 with a triple in Sussex's 9-7 victory over Union County. Throughout the entire week, Cabral went 2-for-7 with a triple, a run scored, two RBI and two walks.
COLIN WINDLE, FRESHMAN, HILBERT COLLEGE (NCAA DIII)
After making his first appearance of the year earlier this month with two scoreless innings and three strikeouts, Windle made another solid appearance out of bullpen for Hilbert College last week. Windle threw a clean 0.2 innings yesterday to keep his Hawks within striking distance in 7-5 loss against the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford.
David mccabe, freshman, unc charlotte (ncaa DI)
21-for-67 (.313), 8 HR, 4 2B, 17 R, 18 RBI, 5 BB, HBP, SB
McCabe has missed the majority of the past three weeks due to injury but is slowly making his way back into the 49ers lineup. McCabe made on appearance over the weekend and was back to his old ways as he went 1-for-2 with a run scored. McCabe was one of the hottest hitters in college baseball to kick of the year and was steadily in the top ten for home runs prior to his injury.
GRAEHAM LUTTOR, JUNIOR, MIDWAY UNIVERSITY (NAIA)
24-for-102 (.235), .372 OBP, 3 HR, 3B, 7 2B, 21 R, 19 RBI, 12 BB, 10 HBP
Luttor had another good outing at the dish over the past week and has really been swinging it well over the past three weeks. The former Team Ontario infielder went 5-for-17 during the week with four doubles, three RBI, three runs scored and one walk.
Kyle perrett, junior, university of northwestern ohio (NAIA)
8.2 innings pitched... 1 W, 2.08 ERA, 6 H, 5 BB, 8 K
Perrett made two stellar appearances out of the Racers bullpen over the past week to bring his ERA down to 2.08. Last Tuesday Perrett pitched 1.1 innings and allowed just one baserunner on a hit-by-pitch and followed that up yesterday with a clean inning out of the pen as Northwestern Ohio swept a doubleheader against Rochester University.
tahj smith, sophomore, lourdes university (NAIA)
Tahj Smith was spectacular over the past week for the Lourdes bullpen with two scoreless appearances. Last Friday Smith pitched 1.2 innings and allowed just one hit while adding two strikeouts. The 2018 Team Ontario grad followed it up yesterday with a clean inning for the Gray Wolves against Indiana University - Kokomo.
SHANE NIXON, SOPHOMORE, UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL OKLAHOMA (NCAA DII)
Nixon has worked his way into Central Oklahoma's lineup and has been one the top offensive contributors in the month of April. Last week Nixon went 7-for-18 with two home runs, six RBI, nine runs scored, three walks and a stolen base. The sophomore went deep in back-to-back games and picked up multiple hits in three of his four games.
JORDAN BABCOCK, SOPHOMORE, JUDSON UNIVERSITY (NAIA)
After a slow start to the season, Jordan Babcock has found his stroke as of late and especially when it comes to the long ball. Babcock blasted his fourth home run of the season over the weekend and picked up four RBI in the game. Babcock went 2-for-9 with a home run, four runs scored, four RBI, two walks and a sac fly.