Big weeks for Nick Rogers(NWG) and Esterlin Paulino(SWG) at N.C. A&T

Posted by Andy Durham on April 29, 2010 at 12:12 pm under College, High School | 2 Comments to Read


GREENSBORO – The N.C. A&T Aggies are playing their best baseball of the season and Nick Rogers(Northwest Guilford HS) and Esterlin Paulino(Southwest Guilford HS) are a big reason why. Last week, Rogers led the Aggies to a 4-1 record by hitting .650 at the plate and earning a win on the mound.

Meanwhile, Paulino pitched a scoreless ninth inning against High Point and then pitched a complete-game in a win over Savannah State. For their efforts last week, both men earned conference weekly honors. Rogers was named MEAC Player of the Week, while Paulino claimed his second MEAC Pitcher of the Week honor this season.

Rogers, who ranks among the nation’s leaders in RBIs and home runs, had six RBIs, four extra base hits and one home run last week. At one point during the week, he reached base on nine consecutive plate appearances. Rogers leads the team in batting, home runs, RBIs, slugging percentage and pitching wins.

Rogers leads the conference in hits and RBIs and ranks second in home runs. Rogers ranks 14th nationally in RBIs. For the week, Rogers was 14-for-20 with eight runs scored.

Paulino had another solid weekend outing. Against Savannah State on Saturday, he struck out in a complete-game win that improved him to 5-2 on the season. In a win over High Point, Paulino made an appearance in the ninth and retired three of the four batters he faced.

Paulino’s 2.98 ERA leads the MEAC. Opponents are hitting just .249 against him and his 59 strike outs are second in the league to the 64 batters Rogers has struck out.

  • jeff joyce said,

    No surprise that Esterlin is doing and will continue to do a great job at A&T. A true competitor in every sense of the word and “bulldog” doesn’t begin to describe this kid’s ability to put it all on the line for his teammates. Good luck on the rest of the season!

  • Latest Internet News said,

    A roll call is announced, and friends and families of Aggies who died that year answer “here” when the name of their loved one is called.