Jew Named NECBL Player of the Week

Tommy Jew (photo by Eric Isaacs)
Tommy Jew (photo by Eric Isaacs)

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. – UC Santa Barbara redshirt freshman outfielder Tommy Jew on Monday was named the New England Collegiate Baseball League Player of the Week after a dominant performance for the Mystic Schooners.

Jew hit safely in all six games last week - with four multi-hit performances in that span - while leading the league with a .571 batting average and ranking tied for second with 12 hits and tied for first with three home runs. He also drove in seven runs and was two off the league lead in stolen bases with a perfect 4-for-4 showing on the base paths.

The San Ramon, Calif. native had a pair of three-hit outings and two more two-hit performances while building a six-game hitting streak over the course of last week. He homered twice in the second game of a doubleheader against Newport on Sunday and also drove in three runs in that outing.

He is now batting .382 on the summer - which would league the league if he crosses the minimum 2.7 plate appearances/game threshold - with five homers and nine RBIs. He has appeared in 15 games total and has 21 hits in 55 at-bats with 12 runs and four stolen bases.

Jew batted .295 in his redshirt freshman season this past spring at UCSB, finishing with 56 hits, 27 runs and 17 extra-base hits (including four home runs) and 30 RBIs. He also stole nine bases.

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