Max Beermann Named to BIG EAST Honor Roll
Feb. 25, 2014
NEW YORK - Sophomore first baseman Max Beermann (Tampa, Fla.) was named to the weekly BIG EAST Honor Roll, the conference announced on Monday afternoon. This is the second straight week that Villanova has had a player earn weekly recognition from the league, while Beermann is receiving an honor roll nod for the first time in his career.
In three games at the Spartan Baseball Classic last weekend Beermann was the Wildcats top hitter. He batted .500 (5-for-10) in the tournament, with four of his five hits going for extra bases. Beermann had a .615 on-base percentage and a 1.000 slugging percentage over the three games and has now hit safely in all six games this season. He also scored five runs and had four runs batted in during the week.
Villanova registered its first win of the season on Saturday afternoon with a 9-3 victory over Quinnipiac. Beermann had a double, two runs scored and two RBI in the game after going 1-for-2 and getting hit by a pitch twice earlier in the day in a 4-2 loss to Buffalo.
In the Wildcats final game of the weekend against Norfolk State, Beermann tied a career high with three hits in a 13-10 victory. He finished the game 3-for-3 with three runs scored and two RBI while collecting two doubles, a triple, two walks and a stolen base. Beermann was the first Villanova hitter to double and triple in the same game since Matt Fleishman against Iona on March 10, 2012.
Beermann is currently batting .381 (8-for-21) for the season and is tied for the team lead with a .519 on-base percentage and a .619 slugging percentage. He has drawn two walks and been hit by a pitch a team-high four times while scoring five runs and driving in five. Beermann has also played flawless defense at first base with no errors in 66 chances.
Up next for the Wildcats is the team's annual trip to Florida during Spring Break. Villanova will play three games in the Snowbird Baseball Classic this weekend in Port Charlotte, beginning with an 11 a.m. game against Nebraska-Omaha on Friday morning.