Pizzano Earns Final Ivy League Player of the Week Award of the 2012 Season
NEW YORK - Columbia junior outfielder Dario Pizzano batted .500 with a home run and eight runs batted in during six games for Columbia in the last week of the season. For his efforts, Pizzano was awarded the Ivy League Player of the Week for the second time this season.
Pizzano hti safely in all six games during a 4-2 week for the Lions and ended the season with a 13-game hit streak. Pizzano scored eight runs and was in the middle of Columbia's 41-run barrage in its season-ending four-game series against Penn last weekend.
During the week, Pizzano also hit his fourth home run of the season and the 25th of his career. It matched former Columbia third baseman and Minnesota Twin Gene Larkin's all-time record, set 28 years ago.
Junior right-hander Stefan Olson gained a spot on the Ivy League's weekly honor roll after an outstanding start in Columbia's 11-1 win in the regular season finale on Saturday.
In seven innings, Olson allowed just three base hits and two walks. He matched his career high with nine strikeouts and did not allow a runner to advance past second base during his outing.
Columbia ended the 2012 season with 21 wins and a 12-8 Ivy League record. It was the second 20-win season and the second Ivy League winning season for the program in the last three years.