Case Western Reserve University junior second baseman Rocco Maue and freshman pitcher Matt Levine were selected as the final University Athletic Association Hitter and Pitcher of the Week, respectively, after helping lead the Spartans to a sweep of a three-game weekend series against the University of Chicago.
Maue batted .462 (six-for-13) with five runs scored, two doubles, three RBIs and five stolen bases on as many attempts. He went three-for-five with two runs, two doubles, and a stolen base during an 11-7 win over Chicago in the opening game of the series. He followed that with another three-for-five performance, driving in three runs, scoring two, and stealing three bases in a 7-6 win over the Maroons in the second game. Maue had a key game-tying single in the ninth inning of the game, en route to the walk off win. He wrapped up the weekend by going 0-for-3 but walking twice, scoring a run and stealing a base in an 11-4 victory over Chicago on Sunday.
Maue, the 2018 UAA Position Player of the Year and an all-conference first team selection, finished the year batting .358 with 11 home runs, 35 RBIs and 26 stolen bases on 27 attempts. This was his third UAA Hitter of the Week award of the year.
Levine allowed just two runs over eight innings, helping pitch the Spartans to an 11-4 win over the University of Chicago on Sunday. He yielded just six hits and a walk, while striking out one batter in the game, and he needed just 81 pitches to navigate his eight innings of work. He picked up the win in the game, improving to a team-leading 6-1 on the year, while lowering his ERA to 3.18, the best among CWRU starting pitchers in 2018.
Levine was named to the All-UAA Second Team earlier this year. This was his second UAA Pitcher of the Week honor this season.
The Spartans finished the campaign with a 29-10 record.
The following Spartan players have earned weekly honors this season:
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)
May 14th: Rocco Maue (hitter), Matt Levine (pitcher)