May 12, 2008
PHILADELPHIA - Saint Joseph's senior outfielder Jeremy Jakubowski was selected as the Big 5 Baseball Player of the Week on Monday in a vote of the city's five Division I college baseball head coaches and sports information directors. It is his second Big 5 Player of the Week award this season; he was previously honored for the first week of the season on February 26.
Jakubowski notched 10 hits this week, turning in a blistering .588 batting average over four games. He had his first four-hit game of the season on Tuesday, driving in three runs in SJU's 8-1 win over Rider.
On Saturday, he drove in two runs in the first game of the doubleheader against St. Bonaventure before scoring a run and stealing a base in the Hawks' dramatic come-from-behind 5-4 win over the Bonnies in the nightcap.
He had his best all-around game of the week on Sunday as he notched three hits while driving in two runs and scoring two more in a 15-11 defeat to SBU.
Jakubowski also hit two triples this weekend, upping his season total to five and his career total to nine. The single-season total puts him in a tie for fifth-most in program history, while he currently sits in a tie for sixth on SJU's all-time career triples list.
The Hawk baseball squad returns to Latshaw-McCarthy Field on Tuesday for its final home contest of 2008. First pitch against the Highlanders of NJIT is slated for 3:30 p.m.