New Hampshire Hardball

Northeast 10 honors Maurice

MANSFIELD, Mass. –  Saints Anselm College junior Kyle Maurice (Exeter) and freshman Zack Clough (Newbury, Mass.) were honored by the Northeast-10 Conference on Monday.

Maurice was named the league’s Player of the Week while Clough earned the conference’s Rookie of the Week nod after the duo helped Saint Anselm to a 3-1 record this past weekend. One of the three victories over American International was historic – the team scored a program-record 23 runs in a shutout of the Yellow Jackets in the first game of Sunday’s doubleheader at the New England Baseball Complex.

Sophomore pitcher Dylan Bedder (New Providence, N.J.) and classmate Mike Borrelli (Salisbury, Mass.) were named to the NE-10 Weekly Honor Roll for their contributing performances over the weekend.

The College’s first Player of the Week winner since Allan McQuarrie in Feb. 2016, Maurice pounded out four extra-base hits across the weekend and drove in a conference-leading 11 runs through the first four games of 2021. He fueled his team’s 23-0 victory with two grand slams and a two-run double to set the team record with 10 runs batted in.

Maurice, a first baseman who transferred from UMass-Lowell, also scored six runs, was hit by a pitch three times and reached base at almost a 60 percent clip during the four games against the Yellow Jackets. He also contributed with errorless defense, finishing off two double plays by Saint Anselm.

Clough, a freshman outfielder, led Saint Anselm rookies with six hits this weekend. He drove in three runs on Sunday in game one against the Yellow Jackets and finished the weekend with eight runs scored, three walks and two stolen bases.

Bedder delivered an outstanding start in his season debut against AIC to open Sunday’s doubleheader, striking out a career-high eight batters and limiting the Yellow Jackets to just three hits. In three career starts for Saint Anselm, he owns an 0.64 earned-run average and has struck out an average of one batter per inning.

Borrelli collected two hits in three of his four games on the weekend, going 7-for-16 in total with four home runs and two doubles. He drove in seven runs, including four in the historic 23-0 victory, and smacked two home runs in that contest. He has posted at least one home run in three of his four games and has at least one extra-base hit in each contest so far.


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