Nittoli Named Atlantic 10 Co-Player Of The Week

Vinny Nittoli was named A-10 Co-Player of the Week on Monday.

Vinny Nittoli was named A-10 Co-Player of the Week on Monday.

March 25, 2013

CINCINNATI - Xavier's Vinny Nittoli was named the Atlantic 10 Co-Player of the Week on Monday afternoon by the conference office. This is the first award for a Musketeer this season and the first weekly award for Nittoli in his three-year career. Nittoli was previously named to the all-rookie team in 2011.

XU's designated hitter put together a near-perfect weekend against league foe St. Bonaventure, going 7-for-8 at the plate with three walks and a sacrifice fly. Five of the Gibsonia, Pa., native's hits went for extra bases. He recorded three doubles, a triple and a monstrous home run on his way to a sensational 1.875 slugging percentage. Nittoli finished the series with five RBIs and seven runs scored. He also pitched two innings of scoreless relief in the first game of the double header, allowing just a single.

Nittoli and the Musketeers are 9-11 on the season, including a perfect 3-0 record in the A-10 after sweeping St. Bonaventure. A 6 p.m. first pitch against Miami (Ohio) is scheduled for Tuesday evening. XU will then travel for a three-game series with Saint Louis beginning Thursday.