Fallon is the first Ivy rookie to be named Player of the Week in two years. (Gil Talbot)
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Harvard freshman John Fallon has been named the Ivy League's Co-Player and Rookie of the Week, the conference announced on Tuesday.
Fallon hit an incredible .706 (12-for-17) to lead the Crimson to a 4-1 record (3-1 Ivy) over the week of action at home. The freshman from Houston, Texas slugged .824 with an OBP of .700 and never struck out in his 17 at bats, while drawing two walks. Fallon brought in nine runs and scored six more runs himself, adding three stolen bases to his stat sheet as well.
Fallon becomes the second Crimson in three weeks to earn Player of the Week honors, and is the first to be named Rookie of the Week since D.J. Link earned the distinction on April 9, 2013. He also becomes the first freshman to earn Player of the Week accolades since Dartmouth's Joe Purritano did so on April 16, 2013.
Harvard looks to continue its success – already in the midst of its most successful campaign since 2010 – with a trip to Amherst on Wednesday for the first round of the Baseball Beanpot against UMass, set for 3:30 p.m.