May 2, 2009
WORCESTER, Mass. - Freshman catcher Steve Tkowski (Bourne, Mass.) has been named the 2009 recipient of the Ron Soucie Award. Created by his former teammates Rick DeAngelis (Class of 1970) and Tom Kelly (Class of 1967), the Soucie Award is presented annually to the Rookie of the Year on the Holy Cross baseball team.
During the 2009 season, Tkowski has played in 24 games for the Crusaders, starting 14 times. He currently ranks second on the team with a .411 batting average, to go along with a .661 slugging percentage and a .460 on-base percentage. Tkowski has also totaled five doubles, three home runs, 13 runs batted in and 14 runs scored. Defensively, Tkowski has committed just one errors in 98 total chances, good for a .990 fielding percentage.