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CLEVELAND -- Ohio baseball redshirt junior infielder/right-handed pitcher Michael Klein has been named the Mid-American Conference East Division Player of the Week, as announced by the league office on Monday (Feb. 20).
Klein earns weekly conference honors for the first time in his Ohio career.
Klein put together a huge weekend for Ohio (3-1) to help the Bobcats come away victorious in three of four games in Lexington, S.C. Klein led the team in batting average (.400), slugging percentage (.867), hits (6), home runs (2), RBIs (5) and total bases (13). He also scored three runs, walked twice and posted an on-base percentage of .471. Klein went 3-for-3 with a three-run home run to help Ohio thump La Salle, 10-2, in the 2017 season opener last Friday (Feb. 17). The following day against the Explorers, he went 3-for-5 with a double and his second home run in as many days a 14-5 victory for the Bobcats. Klein also got the start on the mound on Sunday (Feb. 19) in a 4-0 shutout of Butler. He tossed the first four scoreless frames, striking out five.
Ohio travels to Emerson, Ga., to play a four-game series against SIU Edwardsville (2-2) this weekend (Feb. 24-26).