Player of the Week
Cam Cook, Nichols (Sr., INF)
Senior Cam Cook (Phoenixville, Pa.) put together a strong week in a pair of conference doubleheaders against Curry and Western New England. He batted .625 (10-for-16) with three three-hit games. He started the week with a 3-for-4 performance against Curry in which he scored a run and collected one RBI. He had one hit in the nightcap of that series. He then had back-to-back 3-for-4 games in the twin bill against the Golden Bears. He drove in two runs in the first contests and one in the second. He also scored two runs and stole a base in game two. Amongst Cook’s 10 hits this week was career-hit number 200 as he became the first Nichols player to accomplish the feat.
Pitcher of the Week
Paul Wetmore, Western New England (Jr., P)
Western New England junior right-hander Paul Wetmore (Hamden, Conn.) tossed a one-hit shutout in his only outing of the week, a key 2-0 victory over CCC opponent Gordon that closed out a doubleheader sweep in Wenham on Saturday. In seven innings of work, Wetmore struck out seven and walked four. He retired the side in order three different times and after surrendering a two-out double to the third batter of the game, Wetmore did not allow a single hit over the final 6-1/3 innings.
Rookie of the Week
Aidan French, Wentworth (Fr., INF)
Wentworth freshman shortstop Aidan French (Chicago, Ill.) hit safely, scored at least one run and drove in at least one run in all four of the Leopards’ games. Over a four-game week, French batted .563 (9-for-16) with two doubles, five RBI, six runs scored and three stolen bases. French opened the week with a 4-for-4 showing in a loss to regionally-ranked Babson. He closed out the week with back-to-back two-hit games in a split with CCC rival Eastern Nazarene, ending his week by scoring the winning run in walk-off fashion in a 9-8 victory in the nightcap.
ABOUT THE COMMONWEALTH COAST CONFERENCE
The Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC), founded in 1984, is an NCAA Division III athletic conference comprised of ten full member and four associate member institutions throughout the New England region. Its membership aims to provide student-athletes with a positive experience in their pursuit of excellence through high academic standards, quality competition, and a meaningful student life. The conference administers championships in 18 intercollegiate sports.