April 12, 2004
Lancaster, PA - Johns Hopkins senior shortstop Tim Casale (West Hempstead, NY/Chaminade) was named the Centennial Conference Baseball Co-Player of the Week, the league announced Monday.
Casale hit .471 in five games last week, leading the Blue Jays with eight hits and two triples. He also scored six runs and drove in five on the week as Hopkins went 5-0 on the week.
Casale went 3-for-4 with two RBIs and a run scored in last Monday's 14-4 win at Elizabethtown, and was 1-for-3 with three runs batted in and a run scored in the 13-3 victory at Washington College on Tuesday. He was 2-for-3 with two runs scored in Friday's 13-4 triumph over the Shoremen, and went 1-for-4 with a double and scored the game-winning run in Saturday 5-4 win over Franklin & Marshall. He was 1-for-3 with a run scored in the 9-3 victory over the Diplomats in the Saturday's nightcap.
Casale is batting .458 this season while leading Hopkins with 33 hits, 24 runs scored and four triples. He is tied for the team lead with 16 stolen bases and ranks third with 18 runs batted in.
Casale shared award with Tommy Herrmann of Ursinus, while Bears hurler Ryan Bown was named the conference pitcher of the week.
Casale is the third Blue Jay to earn the conference player of the week award this season, joining juniors Paul Long (Oklahoma City, OK/Heritage Hall) and Mike Durgala (Annandale, VA/Thomas Jefferson).
Casale and the top-ranked Blue Jays, who are 24-0 overall and 9-0 in the league, host McDaniel Tuesday at 3:30 p.m.