COLCHESTER, Vt. - Saint Michael's College baseball seniors Trevor Allen (Dennis, Mass./Dennis-Yarmouth Regional) and Max McDowell (Essex Junction, Vt./South Burlington) were both named to the Northeast-10 Conference Weekly Honor Roll for the week ending on Sunday, April 14.
Allen batted .412 with a .941 slugging percentage and .474 on-base percentage during a 1-3 week, going 7-for-17 with five runs, seven RBIs and three home runs. In an 8-5 loss to No. 4 Southern New Hampshire University on Thursday, Allen was 3-for-4 with two runs, two RBIs and a walk before going 3-for-5 with two runs, three RBIs and two home runs in a 10-8 loss to regionally-ranked Assumption College on Saturday. With that outing, Allen became the first player in program history with three career multi-homer games. During a twinbill with the Greyhounds on Sunday, he had an RBI and a walk in game one, a 7-4 loss, before going 1-for-5 with a run and RBI in a 6-1 win in the nightcap, which he clinched with a one-hit, three-strikeout, shutout ninth inning on the mound.
Allen leads the NE10 in slugging (.690) while placing second in batting (.391) and OBP (.485). He is tied for third in home runs (6), but his five homers in league play alone leads the circuit. His 20 RBIs through 24 games are four short of the career high he set in 41 contests as a junior, and Allen's six dingers are tied for third in program history. They already match the mark by a Purple Knight during the program's NE10 era. Also a relief pitcher, Allen has a 1.50 earned run average over six innings in five games, having struck out 10 and walked one. He is first in program history in career doubles (33), second in home runs (15) and saves (4), tied for third in RBIs (68), sixth in hits (123) and walks (49), and seventh in games (123). Allen is two shy of Jack Coffey's '57 62-year-old homer mark.
McDowell turned in a 1.08 ERA and 1-0 record over two games last week, allowing one run on six hits in 8.1 innings with five strikeouts and one walk. McDowell yielded opponents a .200 batting average. He appeared for 0.1 innings of relief against No. 4 Southern New Hampshire on Thursday, allowing one hit but yielding no runs. During a 6-1 victory over regionally-ranked Assumption on Sunday, McDowell allowed one run on five singles in eight frames with five strikeouts and a walk to nab his first career victory.
McDowell, who is in his first season of college baseball, has drawn some of the most challenging starting assignments on the staff this year. His four starts have come against Johns Hopkins (Md.) University, the ninth-ranked team in Division III, on March 21; No. 7 Southern New Hampshire eight days later; regionally-ranked Adelphi University on April 7; and regionally-ranked Assumption on Sunday. McDowell has struck out 17 and walked nine through 27 innings over seven games, which include three relief outings.
The Purple Knights, now 6-18 overall and 3-12 in the NE10, have suffered eight losses by three runs or less. They visit Saint Anselm College on Tuesday at 3:30 p.m.