Brandon Mulrooney named SCIAC Athlete of the Week

Brandon Mulrooney named SCIAC Athlete of the Week

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SCIAC Athletes of the Week

WHITTIER, Calif. – Junior Outfielder Brandon Mulrooney (Placentia, Calif.) was just named the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) Athlete of the Week announced by the conference office Monday.

Brandon helped lead the Whittier College Baseball team to a 3-1 week as the Poets picked up wins against Whitman, 5-1 and Lewis & Clark, 11-1, while splitting a doubleheader with Willamette - winning the first game 9-0 before falling, 7-6. Mulrooney was 6-for-13 at the plate with a double, home run, seven runs scored, and seven RBI's, in addition to drawing three walks. He batted .462 over the four games, had an OB% of .588 and slugged .769.  He also had a perfect 1.000 fielding percentage as a center fielder making 19 putouts, which included a diving play in center field to secure the win against the Pioneers.

Whittier returns to the diamond with a three game series next weekend, February 16-17 when they take on Occidental College to open SCIAC play.