Monday, March 5, 2012

CETA student Kudernatsch Named America East Baseball Player of the Week

University of Hartford senior infielder Simon Kudernatsch scored the first America East Player of the Week honor as announced by the league on Tuesday afternoon. The Czech Republic native opened up his final campaign with the Hawks by hitting .615 against #15 Oklahoma on 8-of-13 at the plate with three runs scored and six RBI over the three game series.

Batting in the number two spot, Kudernatsch finished the weekend series with a 1.000 slugging percentage, a .643 on-base percentage and a .923 fielding percentage at third base. Four of his eight hits went for extra bases including a team-best three doubles and the Hawks first triple of 2012.

Kudernatsch opened the season and the series with a 4-of-5 performance at the plate to tie his career high for hits in a single game. He also scored two runs and knocked in one in Friday’s opener. On Saturday, Kudernatsch finished 3-of-4 at the plate, while driving in four runs. He added another RBI in Sunday’s series finale, while also successful in his only stolen base attempt of the weekend.

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