Quinnipiac Baseball Catcher Lou Iannotti Named NECBL Player of the Week

Quinnipiac Baseball Catcher Lou Iannotti Named NECBL Player of the Week

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. – Quinnipiac baseball catcher Lou Iannotti (North Haven, Connecticut) was named the New England Collegiate Baseball League Player of the Week on August 3 for the final week of the NECBL Regular Season, as announced by the league office on Monday.

Iannotti is playing for the Mystic Schooners for the second straight summer. In the final week of the regular season, Iannotti batted .778 (7 for 9) with four doubles, six runs scored, five RBIs to lead the Schooners. Iannotti picked up five consecutive multi-hit games to end the regular season, batting 11 for 17 with four doubles, nine runs scored and five RBIs.

Overall this season, Iannotti finished the regular season with the team-lead in on-base percentage at .425 and was fifth on the Schooners with a .287 batting average (25 for 87) in 29 games played. He compiled a .379 slugging percentage, belted eight doubles with 16 runs scored, 10 RBIs, 23 walks and one stolen base.

The Schooners are now one win away from the Southern Division Championship Series in the NECBL after a 14-5 win against the New Bedford Bay Sox on Monday night. Iannotti went 1 for 3 with a one run, two RBIs and a stolen base to lead the Schooners.

Mystic finished second in the NECBL's Southern Division for the first time since moving to Mystic prior to the 2011 season. The Schooners finished with a 26-16 record, just one game behind the first place Newport Gulls. Iannotti has made the playoffs in both seasons with the Schooners, who have made qualified for the playoffs for the third consecutive season.

Iannotti and the Schooners will return to the diamond Tuesday, August 4 for game two of their three game series with the New Bedford Bay Sox at Paul Walsh Field in New Bedford, Massachusetts. First pitch scheduled for 6:30 P.M. Iannotti's teammate at Quinnipiac, Justin Thomas (Enfield, Connecticut), is the probable pitcher for the Bay Sox.