Tuesday, April 12, 2016

HIGH 5 OF THE WEEK: Bonicki establishes hitting record at Clark

KYLE BONICKI
Clark University athletics
The Clark University sophomore had a big weekend for his school's baseball team, collecting 11 hits over a two-day span (four games). The former Chase Collegiate player now has 48 hits on the season, which breaks the school record of 47. What's more, Bonicki is more than halfway to Clark's career record of 159, which was set by John Galvin (1999-2002). Bonicki has 84 hits in 57 career games.
For the season, Bonicki is hitting a ridiculous .476 and has 13 stolen bases, both team highs. He is also first in runs scored (29), hits (49), on-base percentage (.550), slugging percentage (.631), total bases (61) and extra-base hits (12), and he is tied for first in doubles (8), triples (4) and walks (16).


JOSH UNKRICH
Roger Williams University athletics
Unkrich was a standout at Bristol Eastern, and he started his sophomore season at the collegiate level at Roger Williams University with a bang. Unkrich was named The Commonwealth Coast Conference Golfer of the Week on April 4 for his efforts over the previous weekend.
The weather was terrible at the Rhode Island College Spring Invitational and it shortened the tournament, but not before Unkrich recorded a 76, or 4-over-par, in the only playable round. Unkrich finished tied for second place in the tournament.
Unkrich started slow with a 40 on the front nine, then picked it up on the back nine and carded a 36.


ELIZABETH LOMBARDO
Salve Regina University athletics
A year after winning the state title with Holy Cross, Lombardo is having an outstanding freshman season at Salve Regina University.
Lombardo is in the midst of a 10-game hit streak. In a doubleheader sweep of Gordon on Monday, Lombardo collected five RBI to go along with a double and triple. In the first game, Lombardo went 3-for-3 with a triple, 3 RBI, 2 runs scored and a walk. Lombardo followed that up in the second game with a RBI double and sacrifice fly for two more runs driven in.
For the season, Lombardo leads the team in batting average (.525) and RBI (15) and is second in hits with 21.
Salve Regina has won four straight games and is 5-3 in its conference after getting off to a slow start. 

EMILY BOURASSA
University of Saint Joseph
athletics



Bourassa, a former Bristol Co-op standout goalkeeper, is a sophomore at the University of Saint Joseph in West Hartford.On March 21, she was named Great Northeast Athletic Conference Goalkeeper of the Week for her efforts during the week that ended on March 20. Bourassa made 16 saves in a season-opening loss to Curry College.
It has been a tough season so far for USJ, but Bourassa is hanging in there. She has started all nine games and has three wins.
Bourassa attended Bristol Eastern High School. Eastern and Bristol Central have a girls lacrosse co-op team, which Bourassa was a part of from the beginning.



CHRIS CALLAHAN
Western Connecticut
State University athletics
The former Holy Cross player is one of the leading hitters on the Western Connecticut State University baseball team this season.
Callahan leads the way in batting average (.475), hits (28), triples (3) and walks (14). He is second or tied for second in runs scored (16), RBI (17) and stolen bases (4), and he ranks third in doubles with 5. Callahan also has one of his team's three home runs on the season.
Callahan had a big weekend (April 9 and 10) against UMass-Boston and Keene State. He collected 6 hits and 6 runs scored to go along with a double, a triple, a home run and 4 RBI.
Callahan has had two or more hits in three of his last five games, including 3 in an 18-14 win at Nichols on Monday. Callahan is a senior at WCSU.


Information compiled from the team websites of each school. 

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