Senior center fielder Tommy Trotter (Cranford, N.J./Cranford) had a big week for The University of Scranton baseball team that included the 200th hit of his career. After that historic milestone and impressive week, he has been named the Landmark Conference Athlete of the Week for baseball.
Trotter collected the historic hit in the second game of the Royals' doubleheader sweep at Drew on Saturday. He became only the second player on record in Scranton history to reach 200 career hits, joining Chris Stallone (2008-11), who finished his career with 202 hits.
For the week, Trotter went 12-for-21 (.571) with a triple, two home runs, six runs, five RBIs and five stolen bases. He also walked four times while striking out just twice.
Trotter began the week with a 3-for-4 performance that included the first home run by a Royals at Volpe Field in the Royals' 7-4 loss to Widener on Tuesday. He also scored twice and drove in a run.
On Friday, he went 3-for-4 with a triple, three runs, three RBIs and four stolen bases in a 14-6 rout of Marywood at Volpe Field. In Saturday's doubleheader sweep at Drew – a pair of 6-4 wins – Trotter went a combined 3-for-8 with a run, an RBI and a stolen base. And in Sunday's 14-3 win over Drew, he was 3-for-5 with a home run, two runs and an RBI.
For the season, Trotter is hitting .411 with seven doubles, three triples, two home runs, 32 runs, 18 RBIs and 15 stolen bases as the Royals are 14-13 overall and 6-4 in Landmark play. He is tied for the conference lead in stolen bases and is second in batting average and runs scored.
The baseball team is back in action on Tuesday when the Royals visit Elizabethtown for a Landmark Conference doubleheader at 12:30 p.m.