Hernandez Named Ivy Baseball Rookie of the Week
After leading the offense in his debut weekend, Princeton baseball first baseman Nick Hernandez was named Ivy League Rookie of the Week.
Hernandez is coming off a 5-for-11 three-game slate at UC Santa Barbara from Feb. 28-Mar. 2. The Tiger freshman sports a .455 batting average, ranking fourth in the Ivy League, and added two runs, two RBI, a double and a walk over the series. He started all three games, bookending it at first base and served as Princeton’s designated hitter in game two.
Coming off a 2-for-3 outing with a run in his collegiate debut, Hernandez went 2-for-4 with a pair of RBI and a walk on Mar. 2. He led the second inning with his first career double, setting up a five-run frame. Hernandez closed out the weekend with Princeton’s first hit of the game in the series finale at UCSB.
Hernandez and the Tigers (0-3) will travel to the New York Mets' spring training facility in Port St. Lucie, Fla. to square off with Michigan in a four-game series from Mar. 7-9.