Freshman Randy Leonard’s explosive performance at the plate over spring break has earned him this week’s Ivy League Rookie of the Week honors.
Leonard started all six games at the Homestead Challenge in Homestead, Fla., emerging from the trip with a .464 batting average. The Pembroke Pines, Fla., native made a striking first impression in the Bulldogs’ opener. He went three for four and scored every time he reached base in a 12-6 loss to Boston College.
In the Bulldogs’ most impressive offensive display yet this season — their 10-1 trouncing of Quinnipiac March 11 — Leonard led the way, scoring twice off three hits in five at-bats.
While the Elis returned to New Haven with a 2-4 record, Leonard was a consistent bright spot at the plate in Florida. In total, he has six RBIs and has scored seven runs.
With all four games postponed because of weather last weekend, Leonard and the rest of the Bulldogs squad faced their first test at home against Manhattan yesterday afternoon, where they lost 7-5.
The Bulldogs continue their season this afternoon at Yale Field when they take on Quinnipiac for a rematch.