March 1, 2011
Saint Joseph's baseball sophomore Greg Kumpel was voted the Philadelphia Big 5 Baseball Player of the Week, it was announced on Tuesday. It is the first career weekly award for Kumpel.
|Big 5 Player of the Week Greg Kumpel, previous Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week Kevin Kratochwill, and sophomore hurler Kyle Mullen talk about their standout early performances. The video will load after a brief advertisement.|
The Cornwall, New York native was 4-for-5 in Friday night's thrilling 11-10 victory over Texas-San Antonio, scoring three runs in the series-opening win. On Saturday, he was 2-for-4 in the first game of a doubleheader as the Hawks took that one, 3-0.
Kumpel finished the week hitting at a scorching .438 clip for the four-game set with the Roadrunners. His .421 average for the season leads the squad, as does his .474 slugging mark.
Villanova's Kyle Helisek was named the Big 5 Pitcher of the Week in the same vote.
The Hawks play at Delaware on Wednesday afternoon before heading to North Carolina for games against UNC-Wilmington, Holy Cross, and Elon.
Wednesday's first pitch is slated for 2:30 p.m. in Newark.