DU rising star: Milne-Rojek wins NAC player of the week, sets record

By Anthony Garcia

April 3, 2013

Freshman Quinlan Milne-Rojek has made history for the men’s baseball team by being the first ever Star to hit for the cycle.

Milne-Rojek has been well recognized for his feat, being name NAC player of the week on top of also being named to the D3baseball.com team of the week.

After becoming the first Dominican Star to ever hit for the cycle, Freshmen OF/P Quinlan Milne-Rojek continues to rack in the awards after winning the NAC player of the week as well as being named to the D3baseball.com team of the week.

After initially going through a 5-for-25 slump, Milne-Rojek burst through his struggles with his historic performance on Mar. 23 with a 6-for-6 outing including three singles, a double, triple and a homerun.

Cycles occurring in baseball are a rare feat with a chance of an MLB player accomplishing the feat standing around .00590 percent, with even lower chances for a Division III player.

Milne-Rojek tacked on two more hits against Millikin University’s Big Blue, ending his night bating 8-for-10 and raising his batting average to a team-leading .371.

Milne-Rojek also pitched seven innings against John Carroll University, giving up only four runs and two walks.

As a starting pitcher and position player for the Stars, the freshmen’s potential has already been displayed, making him one of many stars to look out for the future.