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SUNY Old Westbury baseball shortstop Tommy Ziegen of Glen Cove and classmate, junior right-hander Daniel Aguilo, earned Skyline Conference Weekly Honor Roll and Pitcher of the Week laurels, respectively, released by league officials in last week’s report for games played March 21-27.

Ziegen batted .500 (6-for-12) with four RBI, three runs scored and eight stolen bases in a 2-1 week for the Panthers. He opened the week with three stolen bases versus Baruch (March 22), then tallied his fourth three-hit game of the season in game one versus St. Joseph’s, going 3-for-5 with two runs scored, one RBI and two stolen bases. Playing in his 100th career game, Ziegen had his hand in all four runs to lead the Panthers to the conference opening sweep of St. Joseph’s by scoring the game-winning run in the first inning and used a two-run single in the second inning to collect his 100th career hit. Ziegen finished game two 2-for-4 with three RBI, one run scored and three stolen bases to register his 10th multi-hit game of the season.

Ziegen_040616AOn the season, Ziegen is batting a career-best .390 (30-for-77) to lead the conference in hits (30), runs scored (21), triples (5), total bases (53) and stolen bases (16) while ranking second in RBI (22) and doubles (7).

Aguilo, of Elmont, won his fourth-straight start Saturday, March 26, to secure Old Westbury’s Skyline sweep of St. Joseph’s  in game two’s 4-0 win. Aguilo scattered four hits while walking one and striking out three to earn the complete game shutout. He set a season high with seven innings of work as Old Westbury posted its fourth shutout of the season.

On the season, Aguilo is 4-1 on the mound with a 2.86 ERA. He has 34 strikeouts to nine walks in 28.1 innings while holding the opposition to a team-leading .188 batting average. He ranks among the conference leaders in wins (1st) strikeouts (2nd), innings pitched (T-2nd) and opponent batting average (5th).

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