Mar 06, 2023 | Matt Betts | 620 views
College Player of the Week: Josh Cote
Catcher Josh Cote's power was on full display last week for the Northeastern Junior College Plainsmen.
During their four-game series with Lamar, Cote collected eight hits, four of which were home runs and drove in 13.
Six of his hits came in a Sunday doubleheader as the Plainsmen scored 46 runs. He went 3-for-5 with three home runs and nine RBI in a 22-18 Game 3 win. He followed that performance up with another 3-for-5 game with a home run and three RBI in his team's 24-13 victory to close out the week.
Cote is now hitting .341 on the season with a .449 on-base percentage and is slugging .805.
In addition to be the Terriers College Player of the Week, Cote was also named the Canadian Baseball Network College Player of the Week.
Southpaw Connor O'Halloran struck out 10 over seven innings in the University of Michigan's 6-0 loss to No. 10 Texas Christian University at the Shriners College Classic at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas. O'Halloran allowed three runs on five hits and walked one.
Hugh Pinkney continued to be a staple in the Rutgers Scarlet Knights lineup, contributing six hits, two walks and four RBI in four games played. In a 10-9 Game 3 loss to UNC Greensboro he went 3-for-6 with a pair of doubles.
Matt Brown picked up his first win for St. Petersburg College. Brown worked six innings and gave up five runs on five hits in a 10-6 victory over the University of Tampa JVs. He issued a pair of walks and struck out six.
Parkland College infielder Austin Gomm had three hits and three walks in three games played. He legged out one of his hits for a double.
Sam Worthen recorded the final out of D'Youville University's win over Dominican to secure his first save. He followed it up with 2.1 innings of relief in a 5-1 loss to Augustana where he allowed one run on two hits. The right-hander walked three and struck out one.
Also coming out of the bullpen for D'Youville was Kyle Nash. He made three scoreless appearances, totalling 1.2 innings and allowing two hits and two walks.
Infielder Matt Torresan had a strong opening weekend for Iowa Lakes despite his team being swept by Fort Scott Community College. Torresan collected two hits, walked twice, drove in three and stole a base.
In three games last week for the University of Utah, Elijha Hammill had a hit, walked once and drove in a run.
AJ Karosas supplied a hit and a RBI in the University of Charleston's 7-4 Game 3 win over Cedarville.
Owen MacNeil threw a scoreless inning of relief and struck out the side for Charleston in their 12-5 Game 3 win to secure the sweep.
Photo credit: Northeastern Junior College Athletics