Steffen Herter Named NEC Baseball Rookie of the Week
Quinnipiac freshman Steffen Herter (Amherst, Mass.) has been named the Northeast Conference Baseball Rookie of the Week, as announced by the conference office on Monday, Mar. 4, 2013.
Herter had a break-out weekend, helping the Bobcats to a three-game, season-opening sweep of George Washington in Arlington, Va. Herter batted .400 (4-10) with two RBI, one run scored and four stolen bases. Despite and 0-for-3 debut in his first career game on Friday, Mar. 1, Herter drew a walk and managed to score a run in the Bobcats' 8-3 season-opening win. The next day, Herter was 3-for-4 with a RBI and two stolen bases. In the final game of the weekend, Herter singled and stole a base in the seventh inning of the series finale before delivering in the deciding ninth frame. Herter's RBI sac fly capped a three-run ninth for Quinnipiac, which trailed 2-1 after eight, and plated what held up as the game-winning run.
Herter is the ninth player in Quinnipiac's Northeast Conference history to earn the first-year player honor from the conference. The last player to earn the award was sophomore Vincent Guglietti (East Haven, Conn.) on May 1, 2012.
All-Time Northeast Conference Rookie of the Week Honorees
Quinnipiac will head South again next weekend as they play as they play seven games against several mid-Atlantic teams during its Spring Break. The Bobcats will play a three-game series at Richmond on Mar. 8-10, followed by games at North Carolina State on Mar. 12 and Duke on Mar. 13. They wrap-up their trip against Akron on Mar. 15-16 at Coastal Carolina's Vrooman Field at Watson Stadium in Conway, S.C.