Louisville's Thompson Earns Second BIG EAST Baseball Weekly Award

BIG EAST Baseball Statistics

Weekly Release

 

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Louisville right-handed pitcher Jeff Thompson and Notre Dame third-baseman Eric Jagielo earned BIG EAST Baseball awards this week. Thompson was named BIG EAST Baseball Pitcher of the Week in a 3-0 week for the Cardinals. Jagielo earned BIG EAST Baseball Player of the Week honors in a 2-1 week for the Fighting Irish.

 

Thompson was named BIG EAST Baseball Pitcher of the Week after pitching seven innings in a 6-0 win against Alabama on March 9. The junior allowed just two hits and struck out four batters. Thompson is currently 4-0 in 24.2 innings pitched this season with a 0.73 ERA.

 

Jagielo earned BIG EAST Player of the Week accolades for hitting two game-tying home runs. The junior hit his first home run against USC, tying the game 1-1 in the sixth inning. The Fighting Irish went on to win the game 2-1. Against No. 17 Oklahoma, Jagielo hit the equalizer in the fifth inning to make the score 4-4. Notre Dame won 6-5 against the Sooners in the 11th inning.

 

Honor Roll

 

Ty Young, Louisville, Jr., IF

Young hit .455 last week against Alabama with three RBI and three runs scored. The junior hit a walk-off single to give the Cardinals an 8-7 victory in 10 innings in the second game of the series.

 

Dan Slania, Notre Dame, Jr., RHP

Slania came in for a victory and a save against USC and No. 17 Oklahoma. In five innings the junior allowed a batting average of just .167.

 

Boo Vazquez, Pittsburgh, So., OF

Vazquez went 6-for-12 last week in a 4-0 week for the Panthers. The sophomore also tallied a walk-off triple against Manhattan in a 6-5 win.

 

Steve Zavala, Rutgers, Sr., OF

Zavala went 6-for-10 with two home runs in a 1-2 week for the Scarlet Knights. The senior was on a 10-game hitting streak until the final game of the series against William & Mary.

 

Jon Prosinski, Seton Hall, Sr., RHP

Prosinski helped the Pirates earn their first win of the season against Pepperdine last Friday, pitching nine innings without walking a batter.