March 25, 2013

Sella, Petty Named CGASPORTS.COM Co-Athletes of the Week

Coast Guard Academy senior baseball players Derek Petty and Ed Sella have been named the CGASPORTS.COM Co-Athletes of the Week.

Petty, pitching the important third game of the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC)  weekend series against WPI with the series tied at one game each, fired a five-hit shutout with a career-high 12 strikeouts in a 5-0 win on Saturday. The senior ace allowed just one extra base hit a, double, while walking just two. He is now 3-0 with a 2.19 ERA while leading the pitching staff with 21 strikeouts.

Sella hit .455 (10 for 22) leading the team with ten hits, five runs scored, four doubles, four RBI's, a .500 on base percentage and a .727 slugging percentage as the Bears split six games.

 In the three-game NEWMAC series against WPI, Sella was 6 for 10 with three doubles and three RBI's and three runs scored as Coast Guard took two out of three games. Sella is hitting .353 this season and leads the team with seven doubles and a .529 slugging percentage. He is tied for the team lead with ten runs scored and is second with 11 RBI’s.

Coast Guard is 9-6 overall and 3-2 in the NEWMAC. The Bears host Albertus Magnus in a doubleheader on Wednesday at 3 p.m.

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