Muscarello and Klimesh led the Trinity Tigers to a 3-1 record last week, including a two-game SCAC sweep of Southwestern University on Sunday.
Christian Muscarello…SO…SS…5-9…165…Tucson, Arizona
Muscarello led Trinity to a 3-1 record last week, including a two-game SCAC sweep of Southwestern in a Sunday doubleheader.
Muscarello posted a .615 batting average over the past week, going 8-13 at the plate. He also scored five runs, collected six RBI, and had three extra-base hits (two doubles, one homer). Muscarello also drew three walks and was hit by a pitch, posting an impressive .706 on-base percentage for the four games.
Against Southwestern, Muscarello was nearly unstoppable, going 7-8 (.875) overall, driving in four runs and scoring twice more in the two victories. In the series finale, Muscarello was 5-5 with two doubles, two runs, and two RBI to lead the Tiger offense to the win.
For the season, Muscarello leads Trinity with a .403 batting average (31-77). He is also the team leader with 25 RBI, eight doubles, and five home runs. His 17 runs scored rank third on the team so far this year, but his .727 slugging percentage is the best on the team.
Ben Klimesh…SR…RHP…6-4…220…Wilmette, Illinois
Klimesh continued his impressive start to the season with another dominating performance on the mound, sparking Trinity to a two-game series sweep of Southwestern.
Klimesh struck out a career-high 15 batters in the complete-game victory, giving up one run on just two hits in the game. His 15 strikeouts came in just seven innings of work, and he did not allow a walk. It marks the fourth time this season that Klimesh has struck out 13 or more batters in a game.
With the inflated strikeout numbers, Klimesh has moved up to third on Trinity’s career list for strikeouts, and is nearing 300 for his career. He is also just 24 strikeouts from becoming the first player in school history to reach 100 strikeouts in more than one season.
For the season, Klimesh leads Trinity with a 7-0 record, striking out 76 batters in just 47 innings of work. He has yielded eight earned runs in seven appearances, posting an ERA of just 1.53 this season. Opponents have managed a paltry .160 batting average against Klimesh this year.