March 5, 2008
PHILADELPHIA - Saint Joseph's sophomore Mike Boyland was announced as the Philadelphia Big 5 Baseball Player of the Week on Wednesday. Boyland is the second Hawk in a row to win the award, after Jeremy Jakubowski took the honor last week. The Player of the Week is chosen in a vote conducted by the head coaches and sports information directors of the Big 5 schools.
Boyland went 6-for-7 in two games against Georgetown this past weekend in Winter Park, Fla. In Saturday night's 9-4 win, Boyland was 3-for-3 with a run batted in. On Sunday he exploded for six RBIs and was 3-for-4 in the Hawks' 11-7 loss to the Hoyas. He currently leads the Hawks with a .600 batting average, 12 hits, 12 RBIs, and a .636 on-base percentage.
Temple's Matt Mongiardini won the Pitcher of the Week award for the second week in a row.
The Hawks continue play this week in the 60th annual Rollin College Baseball Week tournament with a game Wednesday against Rollins. First pitch is slated for 3:30 p.m.