April 20, 2009
WORCESTER, Mass. - Holy Cross freshman catcher Steve Tkowski (Bourne, Mass.) has been named the Patriot League Rookie of the Week for his performance during the week of April 13-20. Starting in all four Patriot League games, Tkowski finished the week with an 8-for-14 performance, helping the Crusaders take three of the four games played in league action against Lafayette on April 18-19. This is Tkowski's first weekly career award. He is also the first Crusader to receive this award in three seasons.
In game two of the doubleheader on April 18, he went 2-for-4 including three runs scored, two RBI and hitting his first collegiate home run. In the Crusaders win in the finale of the series, Tkowski had a 3-for-4 performance at the plate driving in three runs and scoring one run. Appearing in 17 games this season and making nine starts, he currently is batting .368 and has eight runs scored on 14 hits. Tkowski also has seven RBI and three doubles so far this year.
The Crusaders return to action on Tuesday, April 21, traveling to Maine for a game at 4:00 p.m.