BUFFALO, NY - Jason Kanzler continues to be a terror at the plate in the month of May, racking up another nine hits (including five extra-base hits) in leading the Bulls to its first-ever appearance in the Mid-American Conference tournament. For his efforts over the team's five games last week, the junior earned his second straight Mid-American Conference East Division Player of the Week Honors.
Kanzler batted 9-20 (.450) with seven runs score, five RBI, three doubles and two home runs and now has a .418 batting average over the past 13 games. In the Tuesday doubleheader against St. Bonaventure, the Penfield, NY native had two doubles and a home run over the two games against the Bonnies.
He followed that up with a 3-4 game Thursday in a must-win game for the Bulls against Bowling Green, scoring four times while setting the table for the offense. In Saturday's series-clinching win over the Falcons, he had a home run and three RBI as the Bulls edged out an 8-5 win. Thanks to his torrid May, Kanzler is now second on the team with a season average of .343, and despite his reputation as the offense's table-setter, he is slugging .565.
The Bulls hope he can stay on his streak through the upcoming MAC tournament, which starts on Wednesday with the team facing number one seed Kent State at 7:30 pm at All Pro Freight Stadium in Avon, Ohio.