Zupkus leading the way for Bentley baseball

Former Holy Cross baseball standout Tim Zupkus has spearheaded Bentley University with his play and his leadership this season.

Zupkus, a graduate student and captain, is among the top hitters for the Falcons with a .350 batting average.

“Tim is someone you can rely on in any situation. His determination is so strong that he’d go through great lengths for you,” said Bentley head coach Mike Hill when the team’s captains were announced. “He embodies the qualities of a stellar team player who serves as the driving force behind the competitive grit and energy of our team.”

Zupkus leads the Falcons in runs scored (38) and walks (35). The Middlebury native is second in hits (41) and third in doubles (7). Zupkus is tied for third in both triples (2) and home runs (3). He has a .500 on-base percentage and .521 slugging. Twelve of his 41 hits have gone for extra bases.

Zupkus, as usual, has been strong in the field. He has had 75 chances and recorded 75 putouts without an error. Bentley is 21-14 on the season and is in the midst of a Sunday doubleheader at the University of New Haven.

Statistics from Bentley athletics website.

Caption: Tim Zupkus leads off of third base during Holy Cross’ win in the championship game of the 2017 Naugatuck Valley League baseball tournament. Zupkus is having a fine graduate season with Bentley University. (Copyright, Sports on CT-69, file)