Rogers gains third MWC honor of spring
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Baseball - Mon, Apr. 15, 2013

MOUNT VERNON – Cornell's Zach Rogers is batting .506 on the year, and now stands at an even .500 in selections for Midwest Conference Baseball Performer of the Week.

Rogers, of Cedar Rapids, claimed the league's weekly individual honor Monday for the third time in six chances this spring. He concluded a strong five-game stretch hitting .591 (13-of-22) with five runs and seven RBIs while extending his hitting streak to 12 games.

The senior shortstop compiled an .864 slugging percentage with three doubles and a home run. Rogers posted four multi-hit games during the week, raising his season total to 12. The week included a 4-for-5, three-RBI performance in Sunday's opener against Knox.

Rogers climbed into fifth place on Cornell's all-time list with 150 hits, 29 shy of the career record. He also moved into the program's top 10 for career runs (76) and RBIs (69).

Rogers leads the MWC in several offensive categories, including batting average (.506), slugging percentage (.831), on-base percentage (.582), runs (28), triples (6) and total bases (64). He is tied with junior teammate Joe Gerace for most hits in the conference with 39.

The Rams (7-12 overall, 2-2 MWC) finished 2-3 on the week, which included a four-game split with MWC South Division foe Knox. Cornell returns to the park Tuesday for a 4:30 p.m. game against Coe (15-7) in Cedar Rapids.