May 21, 2012
CINCINNATI — Playing in the final three games of his collegiate career, University of Cincinnati baseball senior Braden Kline (Warsaw, Ind./Warsaw Community) went out with a bang after the BIG EAST Conference named him the Player of the Week on Monday.
In three games played last week, all against Georgetown University, Kline batted a poultry .538 (7 for 13) with a team-best seven RBIs and one home run. The catcher-outfielder posted a 1.000 slugging percentage as well as a .571 on-base rate.
In the series opener on Thursday, Kline tied his single-game career high of five RBIs after batting 3 for 5 with a homer, a grand-slam longball in the seventh inning that gave the Bearcats a five-run lead in their 11-6 win.
Kline, a 2011 all-BIG EAST selection, finished the 2012 season as the team leader in RBIs with 32.
Kline is the first UC player to win BIG EAST Player of the Week honors this season.
Previously, five Bearcats were named to the conference weekly honor roll a total of six times. They were Joey Bielek (March 6), Zach Morris (March 12 and May 7), Justin Glass (April 2), Ryan Atkinson (April 9) and Christian McElroy (April 16).
Click here to read the complete release from the BIG EAST.