Albright and Kalman Earn Atlantic 10 Baseball Weekly Honors
Infield Pair Helped Colonials to 4-1 Week
May 6, 2013
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - George Washington baseball senior Justin Albright earned his second Atlantic 10 Player of the Week honor while freshman Eric Kalman was tabbed as the conference's Rookie of the Week, the league office announced on Monday afternoon.
Albright continued his strong second half of the season by batting .476 (10-of-21) during GW's 4-1 week. He recorded hits in all five games, including a pair of three-hit outings against Dayton on Friday and Sunday. The senior from Thurmont, Md. also totaled two doubles, two RBIs, two walks and was 3-for-4 in steal attempts while reaching base at a .577 clip.
The senior second basemen and pitcher has reached base safely in each of the past 15 games and is batting a team-best .338 during A-10 games this season. He currently leads the Colonials in batting average (.311), hits (55), doubles (11), slugging percentage (.373) and walks (22) and ranks third in the Atlantic 10 with 22 stolen bases.
Kalman earned the first Atlantic 10 weekly honor of his career by batting a scorching .550 (11-of-20) with two doubles, one home run, three steals and nine RBIs to lead the GW offense in its four victories last week.
The Brooklyn, N.Y. native recorded RBIs in all five games, highlighted by a three-hit and five-RBI performance in GW's 12-0, series-opening victory over Dayton on Friday. He also registered three games with three hits and slugged .800 during the week with four runs scored.
GW will play its final two Atlantic 10 series of the season at Barcroft Park over the next two weekends. The Colonials host VCU for a three-game set starting on Friday at 3:00 p.m. before welcoming La Salle for the regular-season finale, May 16-18.