April 11, 2011

Stephen Wadsworth Earns Patriot League Player Of The Week Nod

WORCESTER, Mass. Holy Cross sophomore catcher Stephen Wadsworth (Wayland, Mass.) has been named the Patriot League Player of the Week for the first time in his career. With his team in need of a winning weekend after a 0-4 start in Patriot League action, Wadsworth led the way for Holy Cross by going 10-for-15 at the plate with two home runs, eight RBI and seven runs scored as the Crusaders won three of four games against Bucknell.  

Wadsworth opened up by going three-for-four with one run in Holy Cross' 8-5 win in Saturday's opener, and then hit a home run in an 8-5 loss in the nightcap. He then went five-for-seven with four runs scored, a home run and six RBI in Sunday's sweep, including a four-for-four game with three runs scored and four RBI in a 13-7 victory in the finale. He batted .632 (12-for-19) in Holy Cross' five games last week, scoring a run in all five games and had four multiple-RBI games to close the week with 10 total RBI.

On the season, Wadsworth bats .284 with 17 runs, 29 hits and 14 RBI. He now ties the team-high with three home runs and adds three doubles.

Holy Cross (15-16-1) heads to Central Connecticut (13-12-1) for mid week non-conference action, traveling to New Britain, Conn. on Tuesday, April 12. First pitch is set for 3:00 p.m. at the Balf Savin Baseball Field.