March 17, 2014
CENTER VALLEY, Pa. - The Patriot League honored a trio of Midshipmen in its weekly award announcement on Monday for their efforts last week in Navy’s six-game schedule. Robert Currie was named the Player of the Week, Anthony Parenti was honored as the Pitcher of the Week and Travis Blue garnered the Rookie of the Week award.
Currie (So., Atlanta, Ga.) batted .545 (12-for-22) with a home run, six RBIs, nine runs scored, two doubles and five stolen bases as Navy went 4-2 in action at home last week. He had a hit in five of the six contests, with multiple hits in four games. Currie was 10-for-16 with a home run, six RBIs, six runs scored and three steals as Navy took three out of four in a weekend series with Quinnipiac. He has reached base in eight straight games, and scored a run in all six contests last week. This is the first Patriot League Player of the Week award in his career after earning one Rookie of the Week honor in 2013.
Parenti (Jr., Elizabeth, N.J.) continued his dominant first month of the season with eight shutout innings to lead Navy to a 15-0 win in the series opener against Quinnipiac on Friday. He scattered four hits and a walk while striking out eight as his ERA dropped from 0.65 to 0.50 for the season. Parenti improved to 5-0 for the year as he has won all of his starts. Versus the Bobcats, he did not allow a runner to reach third base for the third time this season, and got his second combined shutout. Parenti has now earned three Patriot League Pitcher of the Week awards in just five weeks of play in 2014.
The final award winner for Navy this week is Blue (Fr., Orange, Calif.), who went .375 (9-for-24) with five runs scored and five RBIs for the Mids. He had at least one hit in Navy’s first five games of the week, with three multi-hit games in that stretch. Blue scored a run in five different games and had four games with an RBI for the week. He reached base in all six games and has a 12-game streak of doing so this season. Blue is named Patriot League Rookie of the Week for the second time this season.
Navy will be back in action on Wednesday with a mid-week home contest versus Delaware State. The Mids and Hornets will face off with a 3 p.m. first pitch at Max Bishop Stadium.