Delaware Baseball’s Yezzo’s Adds to Weekly Awards from College Baseball Hall of Fame and CollegeBaseballInsider.com
April 20, 2012
NEWARK, Del. – The University of Delaware baseball team was honored by the College Baseball Hall of Fame an CollegeBaseballInsider.com this week as Blue Hens first baseman Jimmy Yezzo (at right) was named to the National All-Star Lineup and Northeast Region Player of the Week respectively for his performance last week.
Yezzo, a sophomore first baseman from Cherry Hill, N.J. (Bishop Eustace HS), posted a .500 (10-20) batting average with two doubles, three home runs, eight runs scored and 13 RBI in Delaware’s five games played during the week. During the week, the left-handed slugger had three multi-hit games that included a two-homer, seven-RBI effort in a 17-8 victory over UMBC on Apr. 10 at Bob Hannah Stadium.
Since April 1, Yezzo has been on a tear, collecting a hit and an RBI in 12 of his last 13 games played. In that span he has raised his batting average nearly 100 points, from .250 to .347.
In addition to Yezzo, the College Baseball Hall of Fame All-Star Lineup included; Stony Brook junior Willie Carmona, New Mexico junior Mitchell Garver, Augustana junior Derek Hansen, Florida junior Brian Johnson, Heartland CC sophomore Dylan Johnson, St. Xavier freshman Andy Kovarik, Baylor senior Josh Ludy, Suffolk junior Jhonneris Mendez, TCU sophomore Andrew Mitchell, St. Xavier sophomore Brad Myjak, UC Davis senior Dayne Quist, Franklin Pierce senior James Roche, Davidson freshman Harry Sisson, John A. Logan College freshman Derek Thompson, McMurry senior Matt Thompson, NC State freshman Trea Turner, Texas A&M junior Michael Wacha, St. John’s senior Matt Wessinger, North Florida junior Kyle Westwood, Elgin CC Coach Bill Angelo, Fairfield Coach Bill Currier, Rutgers Coach Fred Hill, Joliet JC Coach Wayne King and LSU Coach Paul Mainieri.
Yezzo was also named Northeast Region Player of the Week by CollegeBaseballInsider.com and was joined by a fellow member of the Colonial Athletic Association, Georgia State senior right-hander Ben Marshall, who was named Northeast Region Pitcher of the Week. The Northeast Region for CollegeBaseballInsider.com consists of eight conferences; America East, Atlantic 10, Big East, Colonial, Ivy, Metro Atlantic, Northeast and Patriot.
Earlier in the week, Yezzo was named CAA Player of the Week and became the third Blue Hen honored this spring by the CAA as pitcher Eric Young was named CAA Pitcher of the Week on March 5 and freshman outfielder Tyler Powell was selected as CAA Rookie of the Week on Feb. 28.
Delaware, which currently stands tied for third place in the CAA standings, enjoys its yearly CAA bye weekend this weekend before the Blue Hens host Hofstra on Friday, April 27, to start a three-game, CAA weekend series at Bob Hannah Stadium.