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Malgeri earns Patriot League honor

Holy Cross freshman Ben Malgeri has been named the Patriot League Rookie of the Week, the conference announced on Tuesday.

In a three-game series against Alabama-Birmingham, Malgeri had six hits in nine at-bats, including two doubles. He contributed an RBI and two stolen bases while slugging .889 and reaching base at a .667 percentage.

Malgeri, a Stratham resident, leads the Crusaders with a .391 average through seven games this season.


  • Malgeri played three seasons of varsity baseball at Exeter High School under head coach Kevin McQueen.
  • He was a captain on the Exeter team as a senior, when the Blue Hawks won their second consecutive state championship.
  • Malgeri was a First Team All-State selection in 2018 after being named Second Team All-State in 2017.
  • Named USA Today First Team All-New Hampshire in 2018.
  • In 2018, batted .417 with four home runs and 37 RBI.
  • He helped Exeter finish undefeated in 2017 season, when it won the Division I state championship.

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