May 8, 2012

Baseball's Zak Palmer and Nick Fabrizio Earn Northeast Conference Weekly Awards

Northeast Conference Release
Zak Palmer Statistics
Nick Fabrizio Statistics
Quinnipiac Baseball Homepage

HAMDEN, Conn. – Quinnipiac baseball sophomore Zak Palmer (Mahwah, N.J.) was named the Northeast Conference Player of the Week while classmate Nick Fabrizio (Peabody, Mass.) was named the NEC Pitcher of the Week. This is the second award that Palmer has earned this year while Fabrizio earns his first weekly award, and Quinnipiac’s first since Kyle Birdsall won the award on April 11, 2011.

Palmer had an incredible weekend against LIU Brooklyn, helping Quinnipiac to a split of its four-game set against the Blackbirds.The second-year Bobcat batted .714 (10-14) with a double, home run, seven RBI and three runs scored. On Saturday, Palmer was 3-for-6 in the first doubleheader of the two-day series. Over the final three games of the series, Palmer recorded a base hit in eight straight at-bats, whil on the second day alone, Palmer was 7-for-8, recording a hit in his first seven at-bats of the afternoon. In the first game of Sunday's doubleheader, a 13-4 win for Quinnipiac, Palmer was 3-for-3 with a RBI double and a two-run home run while also scoring three runs. In the second game of the doubleheader, he was 4-for-5 with three RBI. Palmer finished the year batting .342 (54-158) while leading the team in hits and tied for the team lead with 22 RBI. Against the NEC, Palmer batted .417 (45-108) with 20 RBI and 21 runs scored.

All-Time Quinnipiac Akadema/Northeast Conference Player of the Week Honors
Zak Palmer, 2012 (Twice)

Ben Farina, 2011
Mickey Amanti, 2010
John Delaney, 2008 (Twice)
Randy Gress, 2007
Jeff Mainetti, 2007
Peter Kummerfeldt, 2007
Tim Binkoski, 2006
Randy Gress, 2006
Jeff Mainetti, 2006
Wilson Matos, 2005
Bryan Sabatella, 2005 (Twice)
Ryan Rizzo, 2005
Albert Marano, 2004
Nate Noyes, 2000
Joe Boccaccio, 2000
Joe Zangari, 1999
Nate Noyes, 1999


Fabrizio got the nod for the second game of Quinnipiac's four-game set against LIU Brooklyn, and made the most of his final start of the season. Fabrizio took a no-hitter into the sixth inning before finishing with his first career victory in a 1-0 pitcher's duel. After a pair of LIU batters reached in the third, Fabrizio retired the next nine batters he faced before a high fly ball down the third base line dropped in for a hit. Fabrizio fanned seven batters over seven innings to pick up the win. Fabrizio completed his second year with the Bobcats, his first as one of Quinnipiac’s four weekend starters, with a team-best 4.74 earned-run-average after holding the opposition to 30 earned runs over 57 innings pitched. He also struck-out 40 batters in that span for a 6.32 strikeouts-per-nine-innings ratio while his four complete games were second in the Bobcats’ rotation.

 

All-Time Quinnipiac Akadema/Northeast Conference Pitcher of the Week Honors
Nick Fabrizio, 2012
Kyle Birdsall, 2011
Alex Russow, 2010
Andy Mayer, 2009
Chris Gloor, 2009
Pat Egan, 2004 (Three Times)
Buddy Bengel, 2003
Kevin MacIlvane, 2003
John Melillo, 2002
Buddy Bengel, 2001
Kevin MacIlvane, 2001

Contact: Ken Sweeten (kfsweeten@quinnipiac.edu)