Cardinal comes close to hitting ‘the cycle’

By Caitlin McKinney



When UIW took on St. Edward’s on Feb. 26, second baseman John Zule almost reached a rare moment in college baseball.

During the game at Sullivan Field, Zule hit three singles, a triple and a double to lead the offense. All he needed was a home run to complete the cycle – an achievement rare and highly impressive in the baseball community.

Zule’s bat and other key hits from teammates Ryan Pudwell, Derrick Walls, Blake Woosley, Adam Pena, Jordan Littlefield and Jason Stone led the Cardinals to a 10-9 win.

Zule, a kinesiology major, was recently named the Lone Star Conference Hitter of the Week earlier this month. Currently a senior, Zule looks to finish out the rest of the season with a strong team record and maybe some individual records. With Zule’s batting average at a more than average level, there are high hopes he will try to achieve and succeed by completing a cycle and get some homeruns under his belt for the upcoming games.

As a senior, Zule’s teammates and teachers look up to him to do well this season. Now that he has made an impact among Cardinals athletics, all of UIW is looking forward to his success for the rest of the season.

With the team’s last season in Division II halfway through, the Cardinals were 16-11 overall and 2-6 in the Lone Star Conference. It was predicted the Cardinals would finish fifth in the conference this season.

The Cardinals will finish out their season at the end of May against St. Mary’s.

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