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Senators Ranked 2nd Team in Nation for Second Week in a Row by PG Crosschecker


June 26, 2008 -- For the second consecutive week, the Vienna Senators have weighed in at number two in PG Crosschecker's Rankings of the nation's best collegiate bat summer teams. The Senators trail only the Cotuit Kettleers from the Cape Cod League, who were ranked #1 last week as well.

Some may have expected the Senators to drop a few spots in the rankings, due to their first loss of the season last Thursday against the Fairfax Nationals. However, the Senators have ploughed through opponents since that loss in an effort to show that the loss was only a blip on the radar screen.

The Senators have won five straight games since that loss, to improve their record to 19-1. They are in first place in the Clark-Griffith League by seven games. As a team, the Senators are batting .308 against opposing pitching, and their pitching staff has an ERA of 1.89.

Over the past week, the Senators have also laid claim to the hitter of the week and pitcher of the week awards in the Clark-Griffith League. Third baseman Martin Parra won the hitter of the week award after hitting .563 with two home runs. Starting pitcher Richard Cary was the pitcher of the week after amassing two wins, while pitching twelve innings, and only allowing one run.

The PG Crosschecker Rankings can be found at: http://www.pgcrosschecker.com/summer/2008/summer16/s16_62408.aspx

Led by Cotuit, the top six teams in the Summer 16 rankings remain the same from a week ago. The latest rankings, with records through June 23 (last week's ranking noted in parentheses):

Rank Team League Record
1 Cotuit Kettleers (1) Cape Cod 5-2
Auburn duo of freshman 1B Kevin Patterson (.407-0-10) and junior OF Mike Bianucci (.304-3-12) swinging big bats for Kettleers.
2 Vienna (Va.) Senators (2) Clark Griffith 18-1
Senators opened 2008 season with 14 straight wins, continue to get perfect pitching from Marist junior RHP Richard Cary (3-0, 0.00).
3 Wisconsin Woodchucks (3) Northwoods 17-6
Kentucky OF Troy Frazier (.333-3-20), Embry-Riddle (Fla.) RHP Aaron Varnum (0.00, 2.67, 6 SV) keep Woodchucks atop NWL.
4 Keene (N.H.) Swamp Bats (4) New England Collegiate 9-3
Hitting of St. John's freshman 1B Paul Karmas (.318-0-12), Clemson soph OF Alex Lee (.375-2-9) help Bats to best record in NECBL.
5 Florence (S.C.) Redwolves (5) Coastal Plain 17-4
Mercyhurst (Pa.) soph RHP Steve Grife (3-0, 1.33) continues to be best arm on Redwolves; staff 2.15 ERA is easily best in CPL.
6 Peninsula Oilers (6) Alaska 11-2
Oilers have no homers in 13 games, but St. Mary's (Calif.) sophomore 1B Anthony Alliotti (.395-0-15) has swung a hot stick.
7 Mankato (Minn.) Moondogs (9) Northwoods 17-7
Arizona State-bound C Carlos Ramirez (.395-4-22), Texas-San Antonio OF Michael Rockett (.343-1-24) two big RBI men in NWL.
8 Hyannis (Mass.) Mets (NR) Cape Cod 6-2
Virginia junior RHP Andrew Carraway (2-0, 0.00), Vandy freshman closer Russ Brewer (0-0, 0.00, 5 SV) lead Cape's best staff.
9 Falmouth (Mass.) Commodores (NR) Cape Cod 5-3
Team ready to roll behind Notre Dame soph OF A.J. Pollock (.412-0-3, 10 R), Quinnipiac junior LHP Chris Gloor (0-0, 0.00, 8 IP/1 H).
10 Forest City (N.C.) Owls (NR) Coastal Plain 14-7
Two Canisius junior infielders, 3B Kevin Mahoney (.383-7-25) and 2B Kevin Mailloux (.362-2-17), provide offensive spark for Owls.
11 Waynesboro (Va.) Generals (NR) Valley 12-6
Two big Tennessee Tech pitchers, 6-5 soph RHP Jared Dobbs (3-1, 0.47), 6-3 junior LHP Adam Liberatore (3-0, 0.62) key Generals.
12 Hays (Kan.) Larks (NR) Jayhawk 12-6
Michigan State soph C Eric Roof (.357-3-11), Slippery Rock (Pa.) soph 1B Rick Michalek (.435-2-14) big bats in Larks lineup.
13 Anchorage Bucs (NR) Alaska 8-3
Pitching dominant for Bucs, led by Texas Christian duo of soph RHPs Paul Gerrish (3-0, 1.23) and Tyler Lockwood (2-0, 0.79).
14 Wenatchee (Wash.) Applesox (NR) West Coast Collegiate 6-2
Soph RHP Steve Ames (2-0, 0.00) of Columbia Basin CC, junior 3B Hawk Gebbers (.379-1-8) of Biola are home-state products.
15 Luray (Va.) Wranglers (NR) Valley 12-6
Wranglers make strides behind Virginia Tech soph RHP Kyle Cichy (2-0, 1.83), VMI freshman LHP Travis Smink (3-0, 1.80).
16 Newport (R.I. Gulls (8) New England Collegiate 6-4
Elon soph C Mike Melillo (.467-1-10), UConn freshman RHP Dan Mahoney (1-0, 0.00, 8 IP/14 SO) best on talented Gulls roster.