Male Athlete of the Week: Bill Mendek
It was a big week for the 21st-ranked Lynn University baseball team as they traveled to Winter Park for a three-game Sunshine State Conference series with Rollins, sweeping the Tars for the first time in five years. Pitching as the closer for the Fighting Knights and earning SSC Pitcher of the week was Bill Mendek.
The Blackwood, N.J. native closed two contests for Lynn versus Rollins; fanning the side in the bottom of the ninth of game one and pitching the final 2.2 innings of game two earning the save. In the two contest Mendek allowed no earned runs off two hits with five strikeouts while on the mound this past week.
In the 2014 campaign Mendek is 1-0 with five saves and a 0.00 earned run average while retiring 12 batters in 15.1 innings.
Lynn plays a neutral contest with Chestnut Hill in Lantana, Fla. on Saturday, March 1, starting at noon.