FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

April 3, 2006

 

Chris O’Connors Named Little East Conference Baseball Rookie of the Week

 

Providence, RI—Rhode Island College freshman outfielder/designated hitter Chris O’Connors (North Kingstown, RI) was named the Little East Conference Baseball Rookie of the Week for the second consecutive week.

 

O’Connors went 7-for-13 for a .538 batting average in a 2-2 week for the Anchormen. He also accumulated five runs scored, three RBI, one double and five walks. He went 3-for-6 with two runs scored and two RBI in a doubleheader between the Anchormen and Southern Maine on Saturday, Apr. 1.

 

He has played in 18 games, starting all of them, on the season. He is batting .541 (33-for-61) with 15 runs scored, 33 hits, eight doubles, two home runs and 19 RBI. He owns a .770 slugging percentage, a .632 on-base percentage and a .917 fielding percentage. O’Connors leads the team in batting, hits, doubles, home runs and RBI. He is currently riding an 18-game hitting streak, notching at least one base hit in each of his first 18 games as a collegiate baseball player.

 

Head Coach Jay Grenier’s team is currently 7-11 on the season. In upcoming action, RIC will host Bridgewater State this afternoon at 3:30 p.m., UMass Dartmouth on Thursday, Apr. 6 at 3:30 p.m. and travel to Keene State for a noontime doubleheader with Owls on Saturday, Apr. 8.