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Penn’s Vigoa and Temple’s Click Win Big 5 Baseball Weekly Awards

PHILADELPHIA (4/28/09) – Penn freshman shortstop Derek Vigoa (Miami, FL / Christopher Columbus) and Temple junior righthander Mike Click (Media, PA / Penncrest) 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.

Vigoa batted .565 (13-for-23) with five doubles and nine RBI in six games last week for the Quakers. He hit a three-run double in the eighth on Sunday against Columbia to cap a 10-rally inning and give Penn a 12-9 lead. The rookie also set a Penn freshman record with 18 doubles.

Click struck out seven in seven innings of relief in beating Villanova, 15-6, on Tuesday. He allowed one earned run and scattered six hits. He also pitched 1.2 innings of scoreless relief on Saturday and Sunday versus Xavier to finish the week with a 1.04 ERA.

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

Apr. 13 Sean Barksdale, TU Kyle Helisek, VU

Apr. 20 Kyle Obal, TU Chris McNulty, UP

Apr. 27 Derek Vigoa, UP Mike Click, TU

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