Miami Athletes of the Week

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April 16, 2018

OXFORD, Ohio – For their performances last week, senior first baseman Ross Haffey and freshman catcher Lizzie Bollinger are Miami Athletes of the Week for the week of April 9-15.

Haffey put on a show this weekend as Miami (21-11, 8-4 MAC) collected another series win, this time at Ball State. In three games against the Cardinals, Haffey went 8-for-13 with six home runs, 13 runs batted in and nine runs scored. He also recorded a double and drew two walks. Just on Friday alone in a doubleheader, Haffey was 7-for-9 with five home runs, 12 runs batted in and eight runs scored. He opened the scoring in Sunday's finale with a solo shot, his sixth and final homer of the weekend.

Including Miami's two midweek wins against Xavier and Cincinnati that gave them the Joe Nuxhall Classic Championship, Haffey hit .550 for the week with 12 runs scored, 14 runs batted in, one double, one triple and six homers. That stat line also handed him a 1.600 slugging percentage over the five-game span.

This is the second time this season and third time in his career that Haffey has been named Miami’s Male Athlete of the Week. He last won it for the week of March 5-11.

Bollinger was the pivotal point for the RedHawks in the series against Kent State last weekend, hitting a walk-off single in the bottom of the 11th inning to end the stalemate and even the series at one game apiece. Miami would go on to win game three and the series. Bollinger hit 6-for-11 over four games for Miami, highlighted by a three-hit game in game two against Kent State. Two of her six hits were doubles and she totaled three RBI and eight total bases. Bollinger earned a .727 slugging percentage and a .538 on-base percentage.

This is the first time this season and in her career that Bollinger has been named Miami’s Female Athlete of the Week.

The next Miami Athletes of the Week will be announced on Monday, April 23.