PSU earns Little East weekly honors in baseball, track & field

PSU earns Little East weekly honors in baseball, track & field

Krajewski, Bolden earn conference accolades for Panthers

            PLYMOUTH, N.H. – Two Plymouth State University student-athletes who had top-notch performances in Panther outings last week were recognized by the Little East Conference (LEC) Monday with top weekly honors.

            Junior Jarek Krajewski (Cranston, R.I.) was named the LEC Baseball Player of the Week, and freshmen Isaiah Bolden (Dover, N.H.) was tabbed LEC Men's Rookie Track Athlete of the Week, earning that honor for the second week in a row. Krajewski played a big role in PSU sweeping perennial powerhouse Eastern Connecticut State University, which was ranked #2 in New England in last week's poll, while Bolden posted outstanding performance in two sprint events at Fitchburg State University's Eric Loeschner Invitational.

            A 6-2 first baseman, Krajewski batted .357 in four games (5-for-14) with two home runs, four RBI and four runs scored. Both of his long balls came in game two of PSU's sweep of Eastern Conn., the first in the fourth inning and the second a walk-off blast in the bottom of the ninth to snap a 1-1 tie and complete the sweep. Krajewski went 2-for-4 in both ends of the twin bill with three RBI and three runs scored.

            Krajewski is enjoying an outstanding season, ranking third in the LEC with a .448 batting average, tied for fifth with three home runs and sixth with 24 runs batted in. He has hit safely in 21 of his 26 games, including 11 in a row in March. Krajewski has 11 multi-hit games, including a five-hit performance against Edgewood College (Wisc.) and four hits against Daniel Webster College.

            A 5-8 sprinter, Bolden recorded a pair of top-five finishes for the Panthers at Fitchburg State. He placed second in the 110-meter high hurdles with a personal-best time of 16.05 seconds, and he took fifth among 79 competitors in the 100 meter dash with a time of 11.23 seconds, which meets the New England Division III Championships qualifying mark. He had previously reached the New England qualifying standard in the hurdles, the only member of the team to qualify for New Englands in more than one event.

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