Auger, Devine and Robertson earn spots on NE10 Weekly Honor Roll

Auger, Devine and Robertson earn spots on NE10 Weekly Honor Roll

COLCHESTER, Vt. - Saint Michael's College baseball senior Steven Auger (Hopkinton, N.H./Hopkinton) and sophomores Christian Devine (Exeter, N.H./Exeter) and Joe Robertson (Essex Junction, Vt./Essex) were all named to the Northeast-10 Conference Weekly Honor Roll for the week ending on Sunday, April 16.

Auger batted .750 with a 1.125 slugging percentage and .750 on-base percentage, seeing time in four of his team's five games last week. He was 6-for-8 and scored three runs, drove in two, hit a home run, walked twice, was hit by one pitch, added a sacrifice fly and sacrifice hit, and went 3-for-3 on stolen base attempts. In 13 plate appearances, he did not strike out. After walking in his only plate appearance at regionally-ranked Franklin Pierce University on Tuesday, Auger was 2-for-3 with a run, an RBI, an inside-the-park home run and a walk versus No. 4 Southern New Hampshire University on Wednesday.

In a twinbill with Assumption College on Saturday, Auger was 2-for-2 with a run, an RBI, three steals, a hit-by-pitch and a sac fly in game one before going 2-for-3 with a run and a sacrifice hit in game two. By being hit for the 23rd time in his career, Auger matched a school record shared by David Deyo '05, Kevin Harutunian '06 and Kevin Koscso '06. He moved into a tie for seventh in stolen bases (18) with Evan Grenier '08.

While falling just shy of qualifying for the NE10 leaderboard in each category, Auger turns in career highs in batting average (.346), slugging percentage (.538) and on-base percentage (.455). He has already set a personal best with five bases on balls while matching his high with four RBIs. The outfielder has seen time in 11 of the Purple Knights' 15 games, making eight starts.

Devine went 1-0 while turning in a 0.00 earned run average and .130 opposing batting average in seven innings of relief over two outings last week, allowing three hits and four walks while striking out four. At regionally-ranked Franklin Pierce, he allowed one run while needing just 17 pitches in two scoreless frames while striking out one. During a 7-2 win over Assumption on Friday, he tossed five two-hit, shutout innings of relief on 75 pitches, walking four and striking out three while capturing the initial victory of his career. For the season, Devine has yielded a .276 opposing batting average over 15 innings, seeing time in four games, including two starts.

Robertson batted .444 with a .722 slugging percentage and .435 on-base percentage in five games last week as a catcher and an outfielder, going 8-for-18 and scoring five runs with three RBIs, one double, two triples, one walk, one hit-by-pitch, three sacrifice flies, and a steal in his only attempt. At regionally-ranked Franklin Pierce, he was 3-for-4 with a run before driving in a run on a sacrifice fly against No. 4 Southern New Hampshire. In the win over Assumption on Friday, Robertson was 1-for-3 with a run, an RBI, a double, a hit-by-pitch and a sac fly. In a twinbill versus the Greyhounds on Saturday, he went 2-for-4 with two runs, an RBI, a triple and a sac fly in the opener before hitting 2-for-4 with one run, another triple, a walk and a steal in the nightcap.

Robertson is fifth in the NE10 in slugging percentage (.537), tied for fifth in triples (3) and sacrifice flies (3), and stands ninth in batting average (.352). He adds 13 runs, four doubles and five RBIs. Already in his career, the versatile sophomore has caught and played second base and right field while batting everywhere in the order aside from third and cleanup.

The Purple Knights, who stand 1-14 overall and in the NE10, visit Saint Anselm College tomorrow for a 3:30 p.m. contest.