PROVIDENCE, R.I. (March 25, 2013) – Senior Charlie Law (Mainland, N.J.) of the Rutgers baseball team has been named the BIG EAST Player of the Week, the conference office announced Monday. A dual player, he went 9-for-16 (.563) in four games at the plate and earned a win on the mound in the series clincher at No. 4 Louisville.
It is the first career weekly honor for Law and second for the Scarlet Knights this season. Classmate Rob Smorol (Clark, N.J.) was named BIG EAST Pitcher of the Week February 25.
Law had a career-best four hits in six at bats in the second midweek game at VCU, scoring twice and connecting for a go-ahead two-out, two-run double in the top of the 12th inning. He had two hits in the first VCU contest after striking out six in a no-decision as a pitcher over 4.2 innings.
Then in the first BIG EAST series of the year at fourth-ranked Louisville, the senior helped RU clinch the series in the finale by going 2-for-4 with two RBIs and giving up just one earned run in a career-high eight innings on the mound. Surrendering six hits, he was aided by four double plays in the 113-pitch outing on three days’ rest. It was his first win as a starting pitcher since March 28, 2009.
For the season, Law leads the team in batting average (.412) and slugging percentage (.510) in 15 games. He has tossed 30.2 innings in six starts for the pitching staff.
Rutgers (8-11, 2-1 BIG EAST) travels to Rider tomorrow at 3:30 p.m. for its first game in New Jersey. The next BIG EAST series starts Thursday at Villanova.