Multiple Honors For Baudinet Following Four Homer Game
May 3, 2010
AMHERST, Mass. - After a record-breaking performance this past weekend against George Washington, UMass baseball senior centerfielder Brian Baudinet has been named co-Atlantic 10 Player of the Week, co-UMass Athlete of the Week and is one of the Louisville Slugger National Players of the Week according to Collegiate Baseball Newspaper. The honors were all announced on Monday.
On Sunday, May 2, Baudinet carried the Minutemen to a series-clinching victory over George Washington, becoming the first player in over 130 years of UMass baseball to hit four home runs in a single game. Baudinet drove in half of UMass' runs in the 14-13 win, going 5-for-5 in the contest and scoring four times. His record-setting homer in the eighth proved to be the deciding run.
Just the second player in the nation to homer four times in a game this season, Baudinet's long balls came off of four different Colonials pitchers. Only two players in NCAA history have hit more than four home runs in a game. Florida State's Marshall McDougall had six vs. Maryland on May 9, 1999, while Henry Rochelle of Campbell tallied five vs. Radford on March 30, 1985.
Baudinet hit a team-best .615 (8-for-13) with a 1.692 slugging percentage and 22 total bases in a 2-1 week for the Minutemen, who claimed their fourth consecutive Atlantic 10 series. In UMass' pair of victories, Baudinet hit 8-for-9 (.889) with six of his eight hits going for extra bases. He scored five and drove in eight in the three-game weekend.
In 34 games on the season, Baudinet is batting .315 (45-143) with six home runs, 11 doubles, four triples, 34 RBI and 22 runs scored. He has an active streak of 126 consecutive starts, dating back to March 9, 2008, at Arizona State.