FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

April 4, 2005

 

Chris Higgins Named Little East Baseball Player of the Week

Providence, RIóRhode Island College senior left fielder Chris Higgins (Swansea, MA) was named the Little East Conference Baseball Player of the Week.

 

Higgins batted .750 (6-8) to help lead RIC to a 2-0 record last week. He totaled one home run, two doubles, three runs scored and seven RBI. In an 18-4 victory over Coast Guard, Higgins went 4-for-5 with three runs scored, five RBI and one home run. He finished off the week with a 2-for-3 afternoon at the plate in a 6-2 win over Salem State.

 

For the season, Higgins has played in 11 games, starting all of them. He is batting a .333 with 13 hits, one home run, two doubles, eight RBI and five runs scored. Higgins owns a .372 on-base percentage, a .462 slugging percentage and a .909 fielding percentage.

 

He is a physical education major and a 2000 graduate of Joseph Case High School.

 

Head Coach Jay Grenier's team is 6-5 overall and has yet to play a Little East Conference game. The Anchormen played two games last week, winning both of them. RIC went on the road on Tuesday, Mar. 29 and took an, 18-4, decision over Coast Guard. The Anchormen then played their first home game of the season on Thursday, Mar. 31 and defeated Salem State, 6-2.

 

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