NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - Saint Joseph's freshman Kevin Kratochwill was named the Atlantic 10 Baseball Rookie of the Week, it was announced on Monday. Kratochwill made his presence felt in a major way last weekend as the Hawks split their season-opening series at Old Dominion.
Kratochwill was the only Hawk to hit safely or score a run in every game of the four-game set. He had a pair of three-hit games, going 3-for-4 with two runs scored and one driven in as the Hawks fell in the first game of Saturday's doubleheader before a 3-for-5, three-run, two-RBI performance helped power the Hawks past the Monarchs on Sunday afternoon.
He also made an impact on the basepaths, going 5-for-5 on steal attempts, including swiping three bags in the nightcap of Saturday's doubleheader. In the game he was 1-for-2 with two runs scored and a run batted in, also reaching base via four walks.
The freshman finished the weekend 8-of-16 with eight runs scored, four RBI, and five stolen bases.