Mitch Elliott Tallies Record Five Hits in Midwest Collegiate League Game
June 11, 2012
SYCAMORE, Ill. - Xavier outfielder Mitch Elliott made history on Saturday by collecting the most hits in a single game for the Will County CrackerJacks in the Midwest Collegiate League.
The redshirt sophomore went 5-for-7 on the day in a 10-9 extra-innings loss for Will County. Elliott collected the record fifth hit during the 12th inning with a single to left field. The previous franchise high was four hits, which was achieved on two separate occasions. For the summer the Wexford, Pa., native already has collected 14 hits in five games and leads the Cracker Jacks with a .538 batting average.
Elliott, who will be a junior next year for the Musketeers, lead the team in triples (3), second in doubles (11), and tied for third in batting average (.279) this past season.
The Midwest Collegiate League is a wood-bat league that consists of players who are enrolled in college during the academic year and have remaining eligibility. Teams play over 40 games within an eight-week span including an All-Star Game and postseason league playoffs.