April 9, 2012

Kristen Boros Named League Player of the Week

INDIANAPOLIS, IND. -- Freshman Kristen Boros (right), who helped Butler to four wins in five outings, has been named Horizon League Player of the Week for the week of April 2-8.  She’s the third Butler player to be honored this spring and the first non-pitcher.

Boros carried one of the hot bats for Butler during a week that saw the Bulldogs sweep a non-league doubleheader at Indiana State before capturing two of three contests from Horizon League foe UIC.  She batted .429 in the five games with six hits, six runs scored and three runs batted in.

The Butler infielder drove in runs in each of Butler’s victories at Indiana State.  She then helped Butler to a 4-3 victory in the series opener against UIC, recording two hits including her first collegiate home run.  She then helped Butler clinch the series with two hit and three runs scored in the Bulldogs’ 9-0 win over UIC.

For the week, Boros had a .714 slugging percentage and a .529 on-base percentage.  

Earlier this spring, Butler senior Breanna Fisher and Butler junior Jenny Esparza were chosen as Horizon League Pitcher of the Week.

Butler will visit Morehead State for a non-league doubleheader on Tuesday, April 10, before hosting IUPUI in a non-league twinbill on Thursday, April 12.  The Bulldogs will finish the week with a three-game Horizon League series at Green Bay, beginning on Saturday, April 14.

(Photo by Brent Smith, Butler University)