Musketeers Are Averaging 10.8 Runs Per Game At Hayden Field
Richard Moves Into Fifth On XU's Career-Innings Pitched List
Musketeers Have Won Three Of Last Four
Bryant Only Musters Four Hits Off Senior Hurler
Paligraf Collects Two Hits, Scores Twice
The Xavier baseball team is in the middle of the Atlantic 10 playoff hunt and needs a big result this weekend against George Washington.
Seth Dawes hit his first home run of the season and Brian Bruening cut down a run at the plate with a great throw from right field. The Musketeers dropped the contest however, 5-2.
Baseball won its third game in four tries on Tuesday. Xavier beat Miami (Ohio) 8-3 at Hayden Field behind five scoreless innings from freshman Adam Hall.
2013: Entered season on a 12-game hitting streak, which was extended to 21 games after getting hits in the first nine games of the season ... Campaign was shortened due to a season-ending injury and will receive a medical redshirt ... Played in 17 games, securing hits in 14 contests with seven multi-hit games ... Had two RBIs and two runs scored against UAB ... Belted a grand slam in a three-hit, five-RBI effort against Middle Tennessee.
2012: Played in 52 games, splitting time between the outfield and first base ... Hit .273 on the season, with 29 runs scored, 25 RBI and 14 walks ... Posted a .335 OBP and .354 slugging percentage ... Concluded the season on an 11-game hitting streak, with four multi-hit games, 10 runs scored and six RBIs in that stretch ... Went 2-for-4 with two RBIs in a 5-3 win versus Michigan ... Picked up two hits and three RBI against Pittsburgh ... Helped Xavier to an 8-3 win over Miami (Ohio) with a 2-for-4 performance, knocking in two runs and scoring three times ... Collected two hits and a pair of RBI at Western Illinois ... Helped Xavier to a 5-4 win over Charlotte with two hits and an RBI ... Scored a run in Xavier's 4-2 win over Cincinnati ... Was 3-for-5 at the plate against Rhode Island with an RBI ... Started 11-game hitting streak with a 2-for-4 performance against Fordham ... Scored three runs and batted in two runs with a 3-for-4 game against George Washington.
2011: Posted a .327 average his rookie season at Xavier ... A-10 All-Rookie team selection ... Scored three runs thrice during the 2011 season ... Started all but two games his rookie year mostly in right field..recorded 10 doubles.
Prior to Xavier: Played two years of varsity baseball at Bishop Watterson in Columbus, Ohio ... Earned a .466 career batting average with 45 RBI, 42 runs, with seven strike outs ... Scholar Athlete award winner...All-League, All-District, and All-Metro winner ... Helped Bishop Watterson win the Central Catholic League Championship his junior year.
Personal: Son of Matthew and Christine Bruening ... Finance major.