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Purritano Adds Ivy Player and Rookie of the Week Awards

Courtesy: Dartmouth
Release: 04/16/2013
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HANOVER, N.H. — A day after being named as one of five Louisville Slugger National Players of the Week by Collegiate Baseball, Dartmouth freshman Joe Purritano was chosen as the Ivy League’s Player and Rookie of the Week. In addition, College Sports Madness pegged the rookie as its Player of the Week for the conference.

Purritano (Woodcliff Lake, N.J.) battered Holy Cross and Brown to the tune of a .529 average, collecting 10 hits in 19 at-bats with two doubles, a triple and four home runs while driving in 11 to lead the Big Green (22-6) to victories in all five games. All four of his home runs came against the Bears, hitting two in the second game of both doubleheaders, making him the first Big Green player with two multi-homer games in one season since Aaron Meyer ’00 in 1999.

Meyer was also the last Dartmouth hitter to club four home runs against a conference opponent in one weekend, coincidentally coming against the Bears as well. He blasted one at Brown in the second game on April 18, 1998, then set a school record by going deep three times in the first game the next day.

Dartmouth will look to extend its five-game winning streak when it hosts St. Anselm on Wednesday afternoon at 3:30 p.m.
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