Xavier Beats Akron, 5-4
Senior Pitcher Fans Six Batters, Walks None In Victory
Nine Seniors Will Be Honored Prior To Sunday's Game
Musketeers Host Wright State, Travel To Akron
Musketeers Are Averaging 10.8 Runs Per Game At Hayden Field
Xavier knocked off Cincinnati in the first of a two-game mid-week series. A couple of big plays were the difference in the 4-1 victory.
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.
The swimming league championships highlight the Musketeers' Olympic sports weekend. Both tennis teams are in action and the baseball squad heads to Charleston, S.C.
2012: Earned 18 starts and played in 24 games during the season ... Posted a .231 average in 65 AB's ... Opened the season with a 2-for-4 performance in game one of a three-game series at No. 3 North Carolina ... Closed the UNC series with another 2-for-4 effort, driving in one run and scoring once in the process ... Had a solo home run, while going 2-for-3, against Wright State ... Went 2-for-3 at La Salle with a run scored.
2011: Played in 10 games in 2011 earning one hit and one RBI.
2010: Made seven appearances off the bench for the Musketeers in 2010 ... Drove in one run in five at bats ... Reached base via a walk twice.
Prior to Xavier: Four-year varsity member of the Chillicothe baseball team ... Maintained the highest batting average all four years, posting a .420 average for his career, and was a four-time winner of the team's Leading Hitter Award ... Earned SEOAL Player of the Year honors following his senior season ... Named an All-League selection and to the All-District First Team four- consecutive years ... Played catcher, first base, third base and pitched during his tenure under head coach Marty Dunn ... Also played four seasons of basketball and holds the record for most games played in a career (96) ... Helped lead his team to the Division II state championship title ... Ranks in the top 10 in school history in free-throw percentage, rebounding and scoring ... An All-League and All-District First Team selection in 2009.
Personal: Accounting Major ... Born July 9, 1990 in Chillicothe, Ohio ... Father played baseball in college at Xavier ... Parents Steve and Karen Dawes are both Xavier grads ... Has a brother and a sister.