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UMBC BASEBALL’S RINALDI AND LEMON EARN WEEKLY HONORS FROM AMERICA EAST CONFERENCE
Tom Rinaldi was tabbed America East Baseball Player of the Week.
UMBC baseball’s Tom Rinaldi (Holmdel, N.J./Holmdel) and Mark Lemon (Wilmington, Del./St. Marks) were honored by the America East Conference on Monday as Rinaldi was tabbed AE Conference Player of the Week and Lemon Rookie of the Week. Rinaldi earns his first ever weekly award while the freshman Lemon earns UMBC’s second rookie of the week accolade as Steve Russo captured the honors two weeks prior.
The sophomore Rinaldi had an outstanding week behind the plate for the Retrievers, playing in two of UMBC’s three games in three days, hitting an impressive .700 with three doubles, three RBI and a 1.000 slugging percentage. Rinaldi went 3-for-4 from the plate against George Washington, recording a double in the game. The next day at Navy, Rinaldi went 4-for-6 from the plate, recording his first four-hit game as he drove in three runs, scored one and cracked two doubles, leading UMBC to an 11-2 win over Navy. Rinaldi on the season is batting .395 with 10 RBI, five doubles and a .512 slugging percentage. Rinaldi enters this week with a seven game hit streak.
Lemon batted .333 last week for UMBC and held a .429 on base percentage scoring one run and driving in two. He had two hits at
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