March 14, 2011

Jack Laurendeau Awarded Patriot League Baseball Player Of The Week

WORCESTER, Mass. Holy Cross senior baseball captain Jack Laurendeau (Sudbury, Mass.) has been named the Patriot League Player of the Week for the first time in his career. In last week's action, Laurendeau had two multiple RBI games, four multiple runs affairs and totaled at least one run and one RBI in five of the seven games.  

Laurendeau filled the box score in Holy Cross' seven games in North Carolina and Virginia last week, helping the Crusaders to a winning record on the trip. He went 11-for-29 (.379 batting average) with 11 runs scored, eight RBI, three doubles, a triple and six steals for the Crusaders, while also walking four times to record a .471 on-base percentage. His best outing came in the team's 9-3 win against host VCU on March 12, as he went three-for-four at the plate with three runs scored and three steals in the victory.

Laurendeau now has six steals on the season and 29 in his career, tying for fourth on the Holy Cross career records list. He is batting .317 overall, collecting 13 hits, 12 runs and nine RBI and has not made an error in the outfield this season.

Holy Cross (5-7) opens up at home this weekend, hosting a series with Albany and St. John's. The Crusaders play against Albany (3-7) in the first game, held at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, March 18. All games will be played on Fitton Field.