Capetillo Named UAA Athlete of the Week

Capetillo Named UAA Athlete of the Week

Case Western Reserve University senior outfielder Alex Capetillo was named the University Athletic Association Athlete of the Week, after helping the Spartans split a pair of games against John Carroll University last week.

Capetillo batted .750 with two home runs and four runs batted in, collecting six hits in eight at bats, adding a double, a walk, and two stolen bases on as many tries.  During Tuesday's 10-9 loss at John Carroll University, he went four-for-five with three runs scored and three RBIs, hitting a solo home run in the fourth inning and a two-run blast in the fifth.  He then went two-for-three with a walk, two runs scored, an RBI, a double and two stolen bases in a 6-5 win over John Carroll at home on Saturday.

For the season Capetillo leads the team with a .489 batting average, while hitting three home runs, driving in 21 runs, and stealing eight bases on 10 attempts.  This was his second career UAA Athlete of the Week honor, after receiving the award for the first time earlier this season.

The Spartans, 26-10 on the season, will conclude their regular season this weekend with three games against the University of Chicago.  The series is slated to begin with a doubleheader at noon on Saturday, May 12th.

The following Spartan players have earned weekly honors this season: 

D3Baseball.com Team of the Week
March 13th: Liam Killingstad (relief pitcher)
March 20th: Rocco Maue (second baseman) 

UAA Athlete of the Week
March 12th: Mark Gross (pitcher)
March 19th: Rocco Maue (hitter)
March 26th: Tyler Wypiszenski (hitter), Mark Gross (pitcher)
April 2nd: Rocco Maue (hitter), Matt Levine (pitcher)
April 9th: Alex Capetillo (hitter), Ben Murphy (pitcher)
April 16th: Scott Kutschke (pitcher)
May 7th: Alex Capetillo (hitter)