J.P. Moran Earns MCC Baseball Player Of The Week Accolades|
May 1, 2001
Chicago, Ill. - The University of Illinois at Chicago's J.P. Moran (Burlington, Wis./Westosha Central) has been named the Midwestern Collegiate Conference Baseball Player of the Week it was announced late Monday afternoon.
The sophomore outfielder led UIC at the plate in its five games last week as he compiled a .579 batting average with team-highs of 11 hits and five runs scored. Moran, who picked up a pair of doubles along with his second home run of the year during the week, tallied a .842 slugging percentage and a .600 on-base percentage while also driving in five runs.
Over the weekend against UW-Milwaukee, Moran topped UIC (23-25) with a .481 batting average and he was instrumental in Saturday's doubleheader sweep, going 5-for-6 at the plate with four runs scored and one RBI.
A member of the 2000 MCC All-Newcomer Team, Moran was hot during the month of April as he has compiled a .486 batting average (35-for-72) with 19 RBI and 14 runs scored. After beginning the month hitting .235, Moran has upped his season average to .364, which is second best on the team.
UIC, which is currently in third place in the MCC with a 10-6 record, takes a break from league play this weekend for a three-game set at home against the Iowa Hawkeyes. The Flames will then wrap up the MCC slate May 11-13 at Detroit.