SHUPirates.com Athlete of the Week (March 15, 2011)
Giuseppe Papaccio, Baseball
Sophomore infielder Giuseppe Papaccio was named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll for the week-ending March 13. Papaccio led the Pirates offense hitting .667 with two home runs, a double, four runs scored, and five RBI to help the Pirates finish the week 3-1. The Nutley native saved his best effort for Saturday when the team was in need of a big offensive performance. With the Pirates trailing Florida Atlantic, 4-3, in the top of the ninth, Papaccio, who did not start, entered as a pinch-runner and came around to score the tying run on a pinch-hit single by Scott Kalamar forcing extra-innings. In the top of the 10th inning, SHU loaded the bases, paving the way for Papaccio to belt a 0-1 pitch over the left field wall for a game-winning grand slam in an, 8-4, Pirates' victory.