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Ohio University Rudy Rott

Aquinas High School graduate and Ohio University junior Rudy Rott was named a national player of the week by the Collegiate Baseball Newspaper after hitting four home runs and driving in nine during as four-game stretch last week.

Ohio University junior Rudy Rott has been selected as a baseball player of the week by both the Mid-American Conference and Collegiate Baseball Newspaper after a four-game outburst for the Bobcats.

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Rott, an Aquinas High School graduate and first baseman at Ohio, batted .444 and slugged 1.111 with eight hits, four home runs and nine RBI as the Bobcats (21-29 overall, 9-15 MAC) won one of four games.

Rott hit two home runs in a loss to Youngstown State and hit his 15th home run of the season to help the Bobcats beat Western Michigan on Saturday.

The left-handed slugger is leading the Bobcats in batting average (.373), on-base average (.454), slugging percentage (.686), doubles (15), home runs (15), RBI (49), walks (28) and runs scored (48).

Ohio will close out its regular season with a three-game series at Central Michigan. That series begins Thursday and ends Saturday.

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Assistant Sports Editor

Todd Sommerfeldt has covered sports for the La Crosse Tribune since 2003 after doing the same previously in the Fox Cities and Rock County.

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