UHV center fielder named A.I.I. Male Athlete of the Week
UHV center fielder Chad Kruse has been named the Association of Independent Institutions Male Athlete of the Week for March 25-31.
Kruse, a 5-foot-10 senior from San Antonio, compiled a .556 batting average and a .778 slugging percentage in a doubleheader sweep against Huston-Tillotson. In the two games, he had two doubles, drove in three runs and scored five times in his nine plate appearances.
The New Braunfels Canyon graduate also finished the two-game sweep with a .556 on-base percentage and recorded five putouts on defense without committing an error.
In 27 games this season, he has a team leading .371 batting average, a .467 on-base percentage, 12 stolen bases and 19 runs scored. He also shares the team lead with 33 hits and five doubles. He also has one triple, 14 RBIs and a .449 slugging percentage.