FAIRFIELD, Conn.— Senior Anthony Capozziello of the Sacred Heart University baseball team was named Northeast Conference Player of the Week for his standout play this past weekend. It is the second Player of the Week honor of the outfielder's career.
Capozziello had another strong week at the plate for the Pioneers leading the team with a .538 (7-for-13) batting average and a monster .846 slugging percentage to go along with a .700 on-base percentage. He recorded seven hits and four runs batted in as SHU picked up three conference wins.
After a hit in the Pioneers loss to 18th ranked UConn on Tuesday the senior opened the weekend series against LIU Brooklyn on fire. He went 3-for-4 in SHU's 12-3 win over the Blackbirds on Thursday. Capozziello recorded a double and home run in the fourth inning as the Pioneers batted around. He led the team with three runs batted in in the big series-opening win.
On Friday, he opened game one with a hit and two runs scored to go along with a RBI hit by pitch in the 9-3 win. He added his second multi-hit game of the week in the Pioneers 3-2 win in game two.
The Pioneers conclude their home slate on Tuesday, May 15 with a non-conference game against Albany at 5:00 p.m. in Ansonia.