NEWPORT NEWS, Va./PHILADELPHIA – Saint Joseph's righthander Jordan DiValerio has been named the Atlantic 10 and Philadelphia Big 5 Baseball Pitcher of the Week, while first baseman Dominic Cuoci was tabbed as the Big 5 Player of the Week.
DiValerio turned in another strong start to wrap up the season, going eight shutout innings as the Hawks opened their series at Massachusetts with a 2-0 win. He scattered three hits and walked just one while striking out four.
A native of Nescopeck, Pennsylvania, DiValerio ended the season with a 4-3 record and 3.08 ERA in eight conference starts.
Cuoci hit safely in the last four games of the season, helping lead SJU to a three-game sweep of UMass. He had a big day in his final afternoon in a Hawk uniform, going 5-for-10 with two home runs, five runs batted in, and two runs scored as Saint Joseph’s swept the Minutemen in a doubleheader.
Hailing from Doylestown, Pa., Cuoci ended the season with a team-leading .311 batting average, while ranking second on the team with six home runs and 39 RBI. He also reached base safely in the final 19 games of his collegiate career.
The Hawks finished the season at 21-28 overall and 13-11 in the Atlantic 10, tied for seventh place. It is the ninth consecutive 20-win season for SJU, and the sixth season in the last eight that the Hawks finished conference play at .500 or better.