Rizzie Awarded Weekly Honors From BIG EAST And CollegeSportsMadness
April 22, 2014
CINCINNATI - Xavier catcher Daniel Rizzie was named the BIG EAST Player of the Week by CollegeSportsMadness and earned a spot on the BIG EAST Honor Roll for his performances last week against Cincinnati and Butler.
Rizzie excelled on the road with hits in all four contests and amassed a .500 average (6-for-12) through the whole week. The sophomore went 3-for-3 with two walks, five RBIs and two runs scored in a win over Butler on Saturday. Rizzie raised his season batting average 21 points to .289 at week's end.
The Orland Park, Ill., native leads Xavier with four home runs, 27 runs scored and 23 walks and sports a slash line of .289/.399/.467.
Rizzie and the Musketeers are in action with a home-and-home series against Northern Kentucky Tuesday and Wednesday. Both games are set for a 3:00 p.m. start.