May 6, 2013

RYAN MAHONEY NAMED NORTHEAST-10 CONFERENCE BASEBALL PLAYER OF THE WEEK

South Easton, Mass. – Le Moyne College graduate student shortstop Ryan Mahoney (Clay, N.Y./Cicero-North Syracuse) has been named the Northeast-10 Conference Baseball Player of the Week, as announced by the conference office on Monday afternoon.

Mahoney, honored by the conference for the first time in his career, hit .500 (9-for-18) with a .722 slugging percentage and a .526 on-base percentage last week as the Dolphins went 4-0 to clinch the third seed in this week's Northeast-10 Championship. He added a double, a home run, six runs scored, five runs batted in and three stolen bases over the four contests. He opened the week by going 3-for-5 over seven innings, while scoring two runs as the Dolphins defeated The College of Saint Rose on Tuesday, 21-8. In the opening game of a doubleheader on Friday afternoon against Assumption College, he went 2-for-5 with two stolen bases and a run scored as Le Moyne topped the Greyhounds, 6-5, in 12 innings. In the nightcap, he had a two-run double, walked once, stole a base and scored a run in the first five innings of a 16-5 victory. Mahoney capped the week by going 3-for-5 with a three-run home run and two runs scored in a 12-1 win over Assumption.

In 31 games this season, Mahoney is hitting .306 (33-for-108) with 20 runs scored, 16 runs batted in and 11 stolen bases. In the 17 games since returning from a four-week absence (during which the Dolphins went 5-9), Mahoney is hitting .367 (22-for-60), slugging .450 and posted a .435 on-base percentage, while scoring 16 runs, driving in 13 runs and stealing seven bases as the Dolphins have posted a 12-5 record.

Le Moyne (23-22, 16-11 NE-10, 14-7 SW), which has won five straight games and 10 of its last 13, opens Northeast-10 Conference Championships play on Tuesday as the third-seed in the Southwest Division. The Dolphins travel to second-seeded Pace University for a 2:00 p.m. first pitch. The winner advances to the four-team, double-elimination portion of the Championships, hosted by the highest remaining seed from the Southwest Division, either top-seeded University of New Haven or the Pace/Le Moyne winner. The double-elimination portion, which also includes the two winners of the Northeast Division first round games, will run from Thursday until Saturday.