Jason Kanzler Named MAC East Player of the Week
BUFFALO, NY - For his efforts in leading the team to a pair of weekend wins, senior outfielder Jason Kanzler was named the Mid-American Conference's East Division Player of the Week. The honor is Kanzler's first of the 2013 season, and his third career weekly award.
Kanzler powered the Buffalo baseball team to a pair of wins over the weekend, batting .357 with a double, three home runs, and six runs batted in. Additionally, Kanzler extended his hitting streak to 20 straight games dating back to the 2012 season. In the weekend opener against Maryland-Eastern Shore, he went 2-5 with a solo home and a single, stealing a pair of bases against the Hawks as well. He added a second solo home run in a tight loss to VMI Saturday evening, but helped fuel the team's rebound win over the Keydets. He hit his third home run in as many games, stroking a three-run shot to left in the fifth inning, then padded the lead with an RBI double in the top of the ninth in a 10-3 win.
He will now look to extend his hitting streak and keep the brief winning streak going into next weekend. The Bulls will travel back to the mid-Atlantic for a three-game series against Longwood. First pitch on Friday is scheduled for 3 pm.