Bobcats of the week of April 6, 2009

Gordy Webb '11
Bates sophomore catcherGordy Webb(Hampden, Maine) batted .611 (11-for-18) with a .632 on-base percentage and a 1.111 slugging mark while not committing an error behind the plate during the Bobcats’ 3-2 week last week.Webb hit four doubles, a triple and a home run while scoring seven runs and driving in four. During Sunday’s doubleheader sweep of Colby, Webb combined to go 5-for-8 from the dish with two doubles, one home run, four runs and four RBIs. He also threw out three runners on seven stolen base attempts on the week.

Webb also earned NESCAC Baseball Player of the Week honors, the New England Small College Athletic Conference announced on Monday, and is the first Bobcat to win the award since Drew McKenna '04 in 2004.

Webb has raised his batting average to .370 on the season with two homers and nine RBIs, and is sporting a team-high .674 slugging percentage.

Stacia Saniuk '09
Bates College seniorStacia Saniuk(Sharon, Mass.) batted .778 (7-for-9) and posted a 1.444 slugging percentage along with a .867 on-base percentage during a 3-1 week for the Bobcat softball team. She hit two home runs, recorded six walks, had four RBI and four runs scored. Saniuk hit her 20th career homer on Sunday against UMaine-Farmington, extending her program-record mark. She has currently reached base in six straight plate appearances. On Saturday, her two-run homer in the sixth inning lifted Bates to a 6-4 win over NESCAC East rival Colby.Saniuk, who plays third base and designated player, also earned NESCAC Softball Player of the Week honors, the New England Small College Athletic Conference announced on Monday. It's the first time a Bobcat has earned NESCAC Softball Player of the Week honors since Saniuk did it on March 19, 2007.

A three-time NESCAC All-Conference player, Saniuk also owns Bates' career records for extra-base hits (42) and total bases (193) in addition to the homers record. With 108 career base hits, she is currently two away from tying the Bates career record of 110 held by Krissie Whiting '03.