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La Salle’s Chism and Fuqua Win Big 5 Baseball Weekly Awards

Big 5PHILADELPHIA (4/7/09) – La Salle junior TJ Chism (Brookhaven, PA / Sun Valley) and La Salle sophomore Kevin Fuqua (Derwood, MD / Avalon School) have been named the Philadelphia Big 5 Baseball Player and Pitcher of the Week, respectively, in voting conducted by the head coaches and sports information offices.

Chism batted .444 (8-for-18) with seven runs scored and four RBI for La Salle. He had two doubles and a home run in four games and leads the Explorers in runs (31), RBI (30), average (.382), on-base percentage (.517) and slugging percentage (.697).

Fuqua allowed one earned run in 6.2 innings to give La Salle a 5-3 victory over Xavier on Saturday. He scattered eight hits and struck out two to improve to 3-2 with a 3.98 ERA this season.

Formed with the mission of increasing the exposure of college baseball in the area, Philadelphia Big 5 Baseball is comprised of the five Division I universities in Philadelphia that sponsor baseball. The Big 5 will announce a Player and Pitcher of the Week every Monday during the season. The fourth annual All-Big 5 baseball team will be announced at the conclusion of the season.

Philadelphia Big 5 Baseball – 2009 Award Winners
Player Pitcher
Feb. 24 Carmen Del Mastro, TU Christian Schultz, LAS
Mar. 2 TJ Chism, LAS Chris Pack, VU
Mar. 9 Dan Williams, UP Brian Steilein, VU
Mar. 16 Jeremy Maas, UP Ryan Thomas, TU
Mar. 23 Jamie Abercrombie, TU Dominic Favazza, SJU
Mar. 30 Carmen Del Mastro, TU Brian Streilein, VU
Apr. 6 TJ Chism, LAS Kevin Fuqua, LAS

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