BEVERLY, Mass. – Endicott baseball student-athletes Michael DeDonato (Chelmsford, Mass.) and Joseph Oriola (Sandwich, Mass.) have both earned Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) weekly awards, as announced by the league office earlier today. DeDonato was named the CCC Player of the Week, while Oriola picked up CCC Rookie of the Week honors.
CCC PLAYER OF THE WEEK
In a 7-0 week for the Gulls, DeDonato had a slash line of .481/.517/.704 to go along with 10 runs scored, 13 hits, three doubles, one home run, and six RBI. The junior was also an impressive 9-for-9 in stolen base opportunities. He also compiled four multi-hit games, which included his standout performance against Roger Williams in which he went 4-for-4 with three RBI and three stolen bases.
CCC ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Oriola also played a key role in Endicott's 7-0 week as the freshman had a 2.16 ERA over eight innings, gave up four hits, two runs (all earned), zero walks, and a team-high 13 strikeouts. In the Gulls' game against Gordon, Oriola pitched five innings giving up only three hits, two earned runs, had zero walks with six strikeouts. He followed up that performance against Roger Williams on Saturday pitching 2 1/3 innings and striking out six batters, while giving up only one hit.