Colonial Athletic Association Names Delaware’s Corey Crispell Baseball Pitcher of the Week
May 14, 2012
File Photo Courtesy of Mark Campbell
RICHMOND, Va. – The University of Delaware baseball team was honored by the Colonial Athletic Association for the second consecutive week on Monday as Blue Hens right-handed pitcher Corey Crispell was named CAA Pitcher of the Week for his performance last week.
Crispell (at right), a senior from Hatboro, Pa. (Hatboro-Horsham HS), led the Blue Hens to a 4-1 victory over Georgia State in game one of Saturday’s doubleheader. In his start, Crispell tossed eight innings as the right-hander held the Panthers to one earned run on three hits and four strikeouts. In Crispell’s last two CAA starts he has posted a 2-0 record with a 1.13 ERA.
With the series victory over Georgia State, the University of Delaware baseball team qualified for the CAA Baseball Tournament for the first time since 2009. The CAA Baseball Tournament will be held from May 23-26 on the campus of James Madison University at Veterans Memorial Park in Harrisonburg, Va.
Delaware won all five road CAA series this spring after the Blue Hens took two of three games against Georgia State over the weekend in Atlanta. The Blue Hens finished the season with a 12-3 CAA road record.
Crispell owns a 6-3 record with a 3.47 ERA in 80.1 innings with 48 strikeouts in 13 games (11 starts) this season. His six wins and 80.1 innings pitched lead the Blue Hens pitching staff while his 3.47 ERA is tops among UD starters.
In addition to Crispell, the CAA named Northeastern junior catcher Jon Leroux Player of the Week and VCU freshman shortstop Vimael Machin Rookie of the Week. Leroux batted .563 (9-16) with three home runs and 11 RBI while Machin tallied a .438 (7-16) batting average with a double, triple, home run and seven runs scored.
Crispell becomes the fifth Blue Hen baseball player honored this spring by the CAA, including sophomore right-hander Chad Kuhl who was named CAA Co-Pitcher of the Week last week. Other Delaware CAA baseball award winners this season include senior pitcher Eric Young was (CAA Pitcher of the Week on Mar. 5), freshman outfielder Tyler Powell (CAA Rookie of the Week on Feb. 28), and sophomore infielder Jimmy Yezzo (CAA Player of the Week on Apr. 16).
This week, Crispell and the Blue Hens (26-23, 16-11 CAA) host Saint Joseph’s University on Tuesday, May 15, with a 3 p.m. first pitch at Bob Hannah Stadium. UD completes the week with Senior Weekend as Delaware hosts Northeastern for a three-game CAA weekend series. The series opener is set for Friday, May 18, with game time set for 3 p.m. at Bob Hannah Stadium.