For Immediate Release: April 17, 2006
Contact: John Hartrick (hartrick@binghamton.edu)
Phone: 607-777-6800

BU baseball first baseman Hitchcock named America East Player of the Week

America East Release

VESTAL, N.Y. - Binghamton junior first baseman Brendon Hitchcock (Laceyville, Pa.) has been named the America East Player of the Week for April 10-16. It is his first conference honor this spring and fifth of his collegiate career.

Hitchcock went 9-for-18 (.500) with a .944 slugging percentage during the week, lifting BU to three wins. He also hit two home runs and drove in eight runs. Hitchcock raised his season batting average to .337.

In the three-game set against UMBC, he was 7-for-10 with five RBI.

Hitchcock is a reigning first team all-conference selection who hit .399 to lead the league last spring.

Binghamton hosts Canisius in a non-conference doubleheader Tuesday beginning at 2 p.m.


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