Dain Hall Earns Second Straight Honor Roll Nod from BIG EAST
May 10, 2010
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Anytime a batter's statistics are being spoken about and the conversation involves the number .500, chances are it is a good sign for the hitter involved. Such is the case for Villanova's Dain Hall (Barrington, Ill.), who batted .500 (6-12) in last weekend's three-game series at Rutgers to earn a second straight selection to the weekly BIG EAST Honor Roll.
Hall has batted exactly .500 in each of the last two weeks of games for the Wildcats and is also batting right on the .500 mark during the 10-game hitting streak he is riding. During the streak, Hall has gone 21-for-42 at the plate while recording seven multi-hit games. Two of those multi-hit games came against the Scarlet Knights this past weekend.
In addition to his six hits against Rutgers, Hall drove in four runs, stole two bases, scored once and did not strike out a single time in 15 plate appearances. He went 3-for-5 with two singles and a double in a 7-3 win for Villanova in the series opener, then came back two days later with two hits and two RBI in a 7-5 victory in the series finale.
The two victories enabled the Wildcats to win their second straight conference series and move to within one game of the final BIG EAST playoff spot with six league games remaining during the regular season. Hall has been a big part of the team's recent success and has increased his batting average to a season-high .333.
Villanova returns to action this week with midweek games against Temple and Saint Joseph's on Tuesday and Wednesday before hosting Notre Dame in a crucial BIG EAST series over the weekend.