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.