Saint Joseph's Mullen, Bea and Kramer Earn Weekly Atlantic 10 Honors

Saint Joseph's junior Jimmy Bea and sophomores Kyle Mullen and Shannon Kramer were recognized by the Atlantic 10 for their outstanding play with weekly honors. Bea was named A-10 Golfer of the Week, while Mullen and Kramer were named A-10 Baseball Pitcher of the Week and A-10 Softball Player of the Week, respectively.

 

Mullen earned the honor after his second complete game shutout of the season came on Friday against Saint Louis. Mullen shut down the defending league champions, allowing just four hits and zero walks while striking out four. He allowed two runners to reach third base and did not allow a runner past first over the course of the final five innings of the game.

 

Mullen previously tossed a seven-inning shutout at Texas-San Antonio on February 26th. He gave up just six hits and three walks as the Hawks beat the Roadrunners, 3-0.

 

Mullen and Saint Joseph's heads to Lehigh on Tuesday afternoon for its first round game in the 2011 Liberty Bell Classic. 

 

Helping the Saint Joseph’s softball team to a 4-2 mark on the week, and 3-1 record in Atlantic 10 games,Kramer earned her first A-10 weekly honor. 

 

Over SJU’s six games, Kramer batted .438 with a team-best eight RBI and a pair of home runs. Against Rhode Island, the right fielder went 3-for-5 from the plate with a home run, three RBI and a pair of runs scored. In the series split with Massachusetts, the sophomore put the Hawks up early in game one with a two-run homer and drove in the first three SJU runs, including the eventual game winner, in the nightcap.

 

For the season, Kramer is tied for second on the Hawks in RBI (19), is third in batting average (.319) and fourth in hits (23).

 

Kramer and Saint Joseph’s return to action Wednesday when the hawks host Rider at 4 p.m. at Drexel University.

 

Bea was named Atlantic 10 Golf Performer of the Week after finishing tied for 20th in the field of 126 golfers at last week’s C&F Bank Invitational at the Kingsmill Resort in Williamsburg, Va. 

 

Bea finished the tournament with a team-best three-over par 73-74/147. In the opening round, Bea fired a one-over par 73, and then followed with a two-over par 74 in the final round to finish tied for 20th.  As a team, Saint Joseph’s finished 17th in the 24-team field. 

 

Bea and Saint Joseph’s return to action this weekend at the Villanova Wildcat Invitational on Sunday and Monday, April 3-4.

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