Senior Alex Murdoch has been named the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Baseball Athlete of the Week and the CGASPORTS.COM Athlete of the Week presented by First Command for his legendary performance in the final game of his collegiate career.
Murdoch, the only senior on the team, entered the final game of the season and only game of the week for the Bears with 95 career hits, never having more than three hits in a game during his four seasons.
Coast Guard started the game with a 10-0 lead in the middle of the first inning in a game halted earlier this season. Murdoch singled in that first inning.
On Saturday when the game was continued he singled in the second inning, had a two-run single in third, an infield single in the fifth, and then in the ninth delivered his fifth hit of the game, a single to right to give him 100 for his career. He also drove in three runs and scored three runs in the 20-0 win over Emerson.
With the five hits, he finished the season with a .306 average as the Bears closed out the season with three straight wins.
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April 30, 2018 Murdoch, Harris Earn NEWMAC Weekly Honors
April 25, 2018 Lhotka Named to NEWMAC Academic All-Conference Team
April 22, 2018 Doc Delivers In Final Home Game
April 21, 2018 Bears Rally in Nightcap to Split With Clark
April 20, 2018 Bears Drop Series Opener at Clark
April 18, 2018 MIT Scores Four In Ninth to Stun Bears
April 17, 2018 Lhotka Named NEWMAC Athlete of the Week
April 14, 2018 Sullivan Fires Shutout; Bears Sweep WPI
April 13, 2018 WPI Holds Off Coast Guard 11-9
April 11, 2018 Bears Drop Slugfest at Wesleyan
April 10, 2018 MIT Beats Bears
April 9, 2018 Westfield State Rallies to Beat Bears
April 8, 2018 Springfield Blanks Bears
April 7, 2018 Bears Swept at Springfield
March 31, 2018 Beavers Take Two From Bears
March 30, 2018 Bears Fall to Spartans
March 27, 2018 Emerson Beats Bears
March 26, 2018 Ralph Earns First Win as Bears Beat Albertus
March 24, 2018 Bears Drop Pair to Open NEWMAC Schedule
March 23, 2018 Bears Drop Northern Opener
March 21, 2018 Pressley Earns Weekly National Hitting Honor
March 15, 2018 Bears Win Fourth Straight in Florida Finale
March 15, 2018 Doubleheader Against Castleton Cancelled
March 14, 2018 Bears Win One for the Ages With Epic Comeback
March 13, 2018 Pressley Has Four Hits in Bears 7-5 Win
March 11, 2018 Gravalec Wins Collegiate Debut
March 10, 2018 Bears Split With Merchant Marine to Open Season
March 6, 2018 2018 Baseball Preview