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7   Mike Kulak
Mike Kulak

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Bristol, Conn.

High School:
Bristol Central H.S.

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 180

Position:
Outfielder

Bats / Throws:
Right / Right


  • Will start in either left or center field
  • Has excellent speed and good power
  • Ranks third all-time at UMass in sacrifice bunts (19) and seventh in average (.350)

    AS A JUNIOR IN 2001:

  • Named second team All-Atlantic 10
  • Tied UMass single season record for sacrifice bunts with 10
  • Had a 16-game hitting streak from Apr. 21-May 12
  • Was five for nine with a homer and six RBI in doublheader at Xavier
  • Went six for 10 with a triple, a homer and six RBI in St. Joseph?s series
  • Named Atlantic 10 Player of the Week following games against Xavier and St. Joseph?s
  • Hit a grand slam in the opening game against George Washington
  • Went two for three with three stolen bases vs. Harvard in the Beanpot
  • Was three for four with four runs batted in at Holy Cross
  • Went three for four with a pair of RBI in second game at Fordham, including game-winning two-run single in the seventh inning
  • Had two doubles and two runs batted in against Central Connecticut
  • Totaled five hits, three RBI and two doubles in the La Salle series

    AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2000:

  • Started 40 games, including 39 in left field
  • Usually batted second in the lineup
  • Led the team with a .369 batting average on the season
  • Stole 24 bases in 29 attempts, second best on the team
  • Ended the regular season on a 10-game hitting streak in which he was 20 for 40 with 11 runs scored, eight RBI and seven stolen bases
  • Hit .444 in the Atlantic 10 Tournament with two doubles and two RBI
  • Went six for nine in the last two games against St. Joseph?s
  • Hit first home run of the season in 7-6 loss to Virginia Tech
  • Went three for five with a two-run home run in 14-3 win over Temple
  • Went four for four with a double and a homer in 17-0 win over Siena
  • Stole a career-high three bases in 2-1 loss at Temple
  • Put together hitting streaks of six games or more three different times
  • Hit safely in 32 of 43 games, and led team with 19 multi-hit games

    AS A FRESHMAN IN 1999:

  • Took over as the starting center fielder when Steve Asadoorian was injured, and started the next 20 games, going 26 for 69 (.377) with eight doubles, three home runs, 18 RBIs and 14 runs scored
  • Ranked fifth on the team with nine multi-hit games
  • Tied for team lead with three game-winning RBI
  • Homered in three straight games from March 27-30
  • Season-high six-game hit streak from March 27-April 2 where he was 13 for 24 with four doubles, three homers, 13 RBI and nine runs scored
  • Named WHMP / UMass Athlete of the Week on April 7, after going 10 for 20 with four doubles, a homer and 12 RBI in five games
  • Hit first collegiate home run in first game of doubleheader with Yale
  • Went two for six with a run scored in first collegiate start vs. Niagara

    HIGH SCHOOL:

  • Three-year letterwinner in baseball at Bristol Central H.S
  • Baseball team captain during senior year
  • Named to CCC South All-Conference Team in 1997 and 1998
  • Named to CCC South All-Academic Team in 1996, 1997 and 1998
  • A District I and Connecticut All-Star selection in center field in 1998
  • A Connecticut American Legion All-Star selection in left field in 1997

    PERSONAL:

  • Born on October 19, 1979, in New Britain, Conn.
  • Son of Dave and Judy Kulak
  • A Social Thought & Political Economy major

    Kulak's Career Stats

    Year BA G-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB-SBA
    1999 .324 34-26 102 17 33 10 0 3 21 5 30 7-11
    2000 .369 43-40 157 33 58 10 0 3 27 8 27 24-29
    2001 .347 41-40 147 32 51 8 4 4 36 14 26 12-17
    Career .350 119-106 406 83 142 28 4 10 84 27 83 43-57
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