Vol. 17, No. 31May 14, 1998

Sophomore top hitter in nation

Kevin Mench, 2000 HN, a slugger from Newark, broke the UD single-season (21) and career (46) home run records earlier this season. As of early May, he led the NCAA Division I in home runs (31) and is second in hitting and batting at .471.

The America East conference leader in RBIs and total bases, Mench has slugged 50 homers in his short career. In June, he will head to Tucson as the first Blue Hen ever invited to try out for the USA national baseball team.

Last year, Mench was named the America East Rookie of the Year.