Boston, Mass. – Clark University teammates Derek Dubois (Haverhill, Mass.) and Nicholas O'Brien (Potomac, Md.) swept the New England Women's And Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) weekly baseball awards it was announced on Monday by the league office. Dubois picked up his second pitcher of the week award, while O'Brien earned his first ever player of the week nod.
Dubois was excellent in a pair of wins for the Cougars last week. He came in and tossed 2.2 innings of two-hit relief as Clark rallied for a 10-6 win over Babson on Tuesday. Then in a 9-0 win over Springfield on Saturday, he tossed a complete game shutout, scattering eight hits and striking out two as the Scarlet and White earned a split with the Pride. For the week, he was 2-0 with a 0.00 ERA to improve to 4-2 on the year.
O'Brien, meanwhile, had a strong week for the Cougars, batting .500 in 16 at-bats. He went 4-for-5 with two runs scored in a 10-6 win over Babson then had two hits in each of the first two games against Springfield, including a double and a triple in the 6-5 loss on Friday and two singles in a game one win on Saturday. For the week he scored four runs, had 11 total bases and handled all 10 of his outfield chances without an error. He had an on-base percentage of .600 and a .688 slugging percentage.
The nation's leader in hit by pitch (20), is tied for the NEWMAC lead in triples (3) and is fifth in the conference in stolen bases.
Clark (7-19) begins a busy week with Tuesday's home contest against Babson. First pitch is slated for 3:30 p.m.