April 11, 2011
NOTRE DAME, Ind. -
Notre Dame freshman 1B Trey Mancini was named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll for the second time this season on Monday. He batted .533 (8-for-15) with six runs scored, two doubles, one home run and seven RBI in four games last week.
Mancini, the only rookie to earn the nomination twice this season, registered a .867 slugging percentage and .588 on-base percentage. He posted three multi-hit games in four outings, including a three-hit effort against UConn on April 9. Mancini closed the week going 2-for-4 with a home run and career-best four RBI in the series finale against the Huskies. He also played flawless defense at first base (did not make an error in 39 fielding chances).
Mancini leads the Irish in all three triple-crown categories: batting average (.350), home runs (five) and RBI (22). He would become the first Notre Dame player to accomplish the feat since Brant Ust in 1998.
Three other Irish players have been named to the weekly honor roll, including senior RHP Brian Dupra (Feb. 28), senior RHP Cole Johnson (March 28) and freshman RHP Sean Fitzgerald (April 4). Mancini also earned the award following the opening week of the season on Feb. 21.
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