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April 12, 2010
GREENSBORO, N.C. - Miami catcher Yasmani Grandal has been named the Atlantic Coast Conference Baseball Player of the Week, while Boston College's Mike Dennhardt earned Pitcher of the Week honors.
The Hurricanes' Grandal recorded arguably the most productive week of his collegiate career, going 11-for-20 with four home runs, 10 RBI and seven runs scored in five games. Grandal homered in both mid-week games against Florida Atlantic - hitting a two-run blast at FAU on Tuesday and a three-run shot against the Owls at home on Wednesday - before hitting a pair of two-run homers against No. 25 Virginia Tech on Saturday.
The Miami junior opened the weekend against the Hokies by recording a hit in each of his first six at-bats, going 4-for-4 with a pair of runs scored on Friday before opening the game Saturday with the homers in his first two at-bats. Grandal recorded multiple hits in four of UM's five games on the week, added three walks to his 11 hits and reached safely on 14-of-23 plate appearances on the week.
Boston College's Dennhardt threw the first complete game shutout of his career in the Eagles' series opener against Maryland on Saturday. Dennhardt was dominant on the mound in the first game of a doubleheader, scattering six hits and striking out five while walking two as Boston College posted a 4-0 victory.
Dennhardt, a sophomore from Oradell, N.J., threw 108 pitches on the day and 76 of them were strikes. Dennhardt finished the game strong, retiring 12 of the last 13 batters - including 10 in a row - from the sixth to ninth innings.