Senior earns league honors with weekend performance


Rutgers baseball third baseman Pat Kivlehan was named the Big East Player of the Week.

The conference announced it yesterday after a week in which Kivlehan batted .692 with two home runs and seven RBI. He reached base in 12 of his 15 plate appearances in last weekend’s Seton Hall series.

Kivlehan began last week’s production March 21 against Rider by hitting the first home run of his collegiate career in the Scarlet Knights’ home opener at Bainton Field.

The West Nyack, N.Y., native also walked four times and was hit by two pitches to post a .789 on-base percentage last week. He also stole two bases in three attempts.

He became the first Knight to win Big East Player of the Week since Pat Biserta on April 19, 2010. Kivlehan is the second Knight to win a weekly award after junior lefty Rob Corsi on March 19 earned Big East Pitcher of the Week.

Kivlehan leads the Knights (11-10, 2-1) in many categories this season, including a .421 batting average, a .500 OBP and a .614 slugging percentage. He currently rides an eight-game hitting streak.

— Staff Report


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