Sweet Continues Hot Streak
The state of Iowa might be without a Major League baseball club, but that doesn’t mean its lacking quality baseball talent. Future Mallard utility player and current Iowa Hawkeye Travis Sweet is providing plenty of excitement around the state. Sweet continued to swing a hot bat as he tallied three RBI’s and scored two runs on seven hits that included his third home run of the season in a four-game series versus Ohio State. He upped his average to .395 and leads the Hawkeyes in hits (32), home runs (3), and stolen bases (15). Other future Mallards had noteworthy performances over the weekend as well. Below is a complete listing (in alphabetical order) of these six players’ accomplishments.
Jordan Comadena, C/OF, Jr., Purdue. Comadena had two RBI’s and scored four runs on three hits that included his fifth home run of the year in Sunday’s game versus Illinois. He is hitting .360 and leads the Boilermakers in runs scored (28), doubles (11), home runs (5), walks (16), and slugging percentage (.652).
Bobby Hubbard, OF, Jr., Furman. Hubbard hit his second home run of the season in Saturday’s game against Appalacian State. He is hitting .283 and ranks second on the team in RBI’s (19).
Dusty Napoleon, C/1B, Jr., Iowa. Napoleon had two RBI’s on three hits in an 8-0 win over Ohio State Sunday. He is hitting .403 and leads the Hawkeyes in doubles (6), RBI’s (31), and slugging percentage (.627).
Chris Roberts, IF/OF, Fr., Michigan State. Roberts had four RBI’s on three hits that included a triple in two games versus Indiana. He raised his average to .354 (17-48).
Jim Sajewich, RHP, So., Illinois State. Sajewich pitched 1 2/3 innings and picked up his first save of the season in a 3-1 win over Missouri State on Saturday. He lowered his ERA to 2.10 and now leads the Redbirds in appearances (13).
Brandon Wikoff, INF/P, Fr., Illinois. Wikoff had two RBI’s and scored four runs on four hits during a weekend series against Purdue.
The Madison Mallards open the 2007 season against the Eau Claire Express on Thursday May 31, 2007. Group and season tickets are on sale now. Single game tickets go on sale Saturday, April 28. For more information please call the Mallards ticket office at 608.246.4277 or log onto www.mallardsbaseball.com.