OXFORD, Ohio – For their performances last week baseball’s freshman second baseman Steve Sada and tennis senior Nimisha Mohan are Miami’s Athletes of the Week connected by Frontier Communications for the week of April 14-20.
Sada continued his torrid play by recording three multi-hit performances in four games. The freshman led the team with a .563 average, .588 on-base percentage and .938 slugging percentage. His five RBI tied for the team lead as well. After driving in three runs and doubling twice against Eastern Kentucky, Sada was moved to the leadoff slot against Eastern Michigan. He was particularly effective the last two games of the series, where he went a combined 7-for-10 and scored three times. Five of his nine hits went for extra bases this week.
This is the first time in his career that Sada has been named Miami’s Male Athlete of the Week.
Mohan went 3-0 last week to spark Miami to a pair of wins as the RedHawks seized their sixth straight Mid-American Conference regular-season title. In a 7-0 win against Western Michigan, Mohan and teammate Andreea Badileanu notched an 8-4 win at No. 1 doubles to clinch the doubles point for the RedHawks. Mohan then pulled out a 6-4, 7-5 win at No. 1 singles to ice a 7-0 sweep of the Broncos. It was Miami’s sixth 7-0 win of the season and third in MAC action. Because the doubles point was already decided, Mohan and Badileanu did not finish their match against Bowling Green at No. 1 doubles on Saturday. However, Mohan hammered out a 6-2, 6-3 win at No. 1 singles to help lift Miami to a 5-2 win against Bowling Green and clinch the regular-season MAC title outright.
This is the second time this season and third time in her career that Mohan has been named Miami’s Female Athlete of the Week. She last won it the week of Feb. 17-23, 2014.
The next Miami Athletes of the Week connected by Frontier Communications will be announced Tuesday, April 29. For a list of this year’s winner’s, click here.
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