COLCHESTER, Vt. - Saint Michael's College baseball juniors Trevor Allen (Dennis, Mass./Dennis-Yarmouth Regional) and Drew Farris (Andover, Mass./Saint John's Prep) and first-years Danté Moran (Saint Petersburg, Fla./Dixie Hollins) and Zach Rodgers (Parrish, Fla./Manatee) were all named to the Northeast-10 Conference Weekly Honor Roll for the week ending on Sunday, April 29.
Allen was lauded for the third time this season, Farris and Rodgers drew their second accolades, and Moran claimed an award for the first time.
Allen picked up two saves at Assumption College over the weekend, allowing no hits in two innings with three strikeouts and one walk. He finished off a 4-3 win on Saturday and a 2-1 triumph on Sunday to tie the school record with three saves for the season. At the plate, he added four hits, four runs, three RBIs and two walks.
Allen is tied for second in program history with 27 career doubles and three saves while standing third with nine home runs. He has a 1.50 earned run average, appearing for six innings over five games while striking out nine and walking four. Allen turns in career highs nearly across the board as a hitter, batting .292 with a .477 slugging percentage and .369 on-base percentage. His 24 RBIs match his career total entering the spring, while Allen has bests in hits (38), runs (16) and walks (15). All three of his career triples have come this year, and he has equaled a high in homers (3) while standing one short of a best in doubles (9).
Farris did not allow a run in eight innings while yielding only six singles en route to going 1-0 with a save last week. During an 11-9 victory at Assumption on Saturday, he gave up a single while striking out a batter during a one-inning save before pitching seven shutout innings of five-hit ball to begin Sunday's 2-1 triumph. Farris fanned two and walked two in that contest. The NCAA Division II active career leader in fewest walks per nine innings (0.79), Farris is 3-2 with 17 strikeouts and only five walks in 36 innings this spring, having made seven of his 12 appearances in relief. He yielded one run or less in nine games.
Moran extended his hitting streak to 20 games - the longest in the NE10 this season - while batting .478 during a 3-3 week, slugging .609 and reaching base at a .538 clip. He was 11-for-23 with three runs, two RBIs, three doubles, one walk, two hit-by-pitches and a stolen base. Moran batted an even .500 in four NE10 games, with the Purple Knights 3-1 in league play. At the State University of New York at Plattsburgh on Tuesday, he went 2-for-3 with an RBI, a double and a hit-by-pitch in game one before finishing 1-for-4 with a run and a steal in the nightcap. During a 2-0 loss to Saint Anselm College on Friday, he was 2-for-3 with a walk. In the Purple Knights' weekend sweep of Assumption, Moran batted 2-for-5 in Saturday's opener before going 2-for-5 with a run, an RBI and two doubles in the nightcap. Moran finished 2-for-3 with a run and a hit-by-pitch on Sunday.
The starting third baseman since day one, Moran has batted .342 during his hitting streak, which is the longest by a Saint Michael's player since at least 2006. His 41 hits are three shy of Adam Sargent's '97 program record for a rookie. During the program's NE10 era (1990-98, 2012-now), the most hits by a Purple Knight in a season were 45, by Dan Kiniry '94 in 1994 and Alec Tice '15 in 2014. Moran is tied for the team lead in batting (.295) while scoring 12 runs and driving in 11. He has eight doubles, slugs .374 and has a .342 on-base percentage.
Rodgers was the hard-luck loser in the 2-0 setback to Saint Anselm on Friday, yielding two runs - but one earned - in eight innings on six hits with five strikeouts and one walk. His game numbers were a 1.12 ERA and a .214 opposing batting average. Rodgers has two victories and a staff-leading 39 strikeouts in a team-best 48.1 innings, and has yielded three earned runs or fewer in six of his nine outings.
Now 9-27 overall and 4-14 in league play, the Purple Knights close out the regular season with five games against two regionally-ranked foes this week, beginning on Tuesday with a 4 p.m. twinbill at Southern New Hampshire University. The Penmen are second in this week's New England Intercollegiate Baseball Association (NEIBA) poll. Game one will be televised live on FOX College Sports; find the channel in your market here.