Jon Richard and Derek Hasenbeck Earn A-10 Baseball Weekly Citations

Junior Jon Richard earned Pitcher of the Week.
Junior Jon Richard earned Pitcher of the Week.

Feb. 20, 2012

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. –  Jon Richard was selected as the Atlantic 10 Conference Pitcher of the Week, the league office announced on Monday. The Musketeers Derek Hasenbeck was also honored as the Conference’s Rookie of the Week.
Richard, a junior southpaw, earned his first win of the season Friday evening at No. 3 North Carolina. The Versailles, Ohio, native pitched 5.1 innings and struck out four Tar Heel batters en route to the Musketeers 10-4 upset of the host school. He limited UNC to just a .182 batting average.
Hasenbeck went 3-for-3 with three RBI to lead Xavier to its 10-4 victory over No. 3 North Carolina in his first start as a Musketeer on Feb. 17. The Poway, Calif., native then went 2-for-4 in a hard-fought loss to the Tar Heels on Saturday, Feb. 18. He closed out opening weekend with a .714 average at the plate (5-7), including a pair of doubles and five RBI.
Charlotte’s Shane Basen was awarded Atlantic 10 Conference Player of the Week.