Philadelphia, Pa. Penn senior outfielder Alex Blagojevich earned Ivy League Player of the Week honors after his 8-for-18 hitting performance in the Quakers’ home and away series with Columbia this past weekend.
Blagojevich hit .444 in Penn's four games against Columbia to open the Ivy League season. The left-fielder scored five runs and drove in two more, while also recording seven defensive put outs in the field. He accumulated 10 total bases, registered a .556 slugging percentage and a .444 on-base percentage. Blagojevich scored the tying run in Penn's 9-7 come-from-behind victory to close out the home and away series. The Red and Blue took three-of-four from the Lions and stand atop the Lou Gehrig Division standings.
The Berkeley Prep graduate currently leads the Ancient in doubles (six) and total plate appearances (71). He is tied for the League lead in at bats (63) with teammate Nat Moffie and shares fourth in hits (19) with Yale’s Matt Stone.
Penn is currently 6-10 on the year, 6-2 since returning from its spring trip to the West Coast, and holds a 3-1 mark in Ivy League play. The Quakers travel up the Blue Route to face Villanova in the semifinals of the 2005 Liberty Bell Classic on March 30. The Red and Blue resume Ivy play with a pair of doubleheaders with Dartmouth and Harvard on April 2-3 at Murphy Field. Both League series can be heard live on www.pennathletics.com.
Written by Mat Kanan, associate director of athletic communications