Phillips, Duggan Sweep NEWMAC Weekly Awards

April 4, 2006

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - After a strong spring trip produced wins over two nationally ranked teams, including the defending NCAA Division III National Champions, MIT's baseball team was rewarded by the NEWMAC with a sweep of the league's weekly honors. Rookie Thomas Phillips was named Co-Player of the Week while senior Wayne Duggan copped honors as Co-Pitcher of the Week.

Phillips led an impressive hitting attack for the Engineers, which continued its hot start with a 6-2 week, including a two-game split with the defending national champions, Wisconsin-Whitewater. Phillips batted .600 (15-for-25) with 12 runs batted in, eight runs, two doubles, two triples and five walks. Through 11 games this season, he was leading the team in batting (.500) and slugging (.684).

Duggan was named Co-Pitcher of the Week by the conference after securing a win in his only start of the week while adding two saves. On Saturday, Duggan threw seven innings while surrendering one earned run en route to a complete-game victory over Elms. He also picked up saves after working a combined 2.2 innings against Hartwick and Southern Maine. For the week, Duggan pitched 10.2 innings, giving up two earned runs with five strikeouts and no walks.