Malinowski named freshman All-American

Eduardo Malinowski of the Penn baseball team has been honored by Collegiate Baseball newspaper for his outstanding freshman campaign.


Rising sophomore Eduardo Malinowski was recently selected by Collegiate Baseball for its Freshman All-American team. He was the only Ivy League player to be so honored by the newspaper.

A left fielder, second baseman, and designated hitter from Spring, Texas, Malinowski started 40 of 41 games and batted .347 with 59 hits, 20 RBIs, 24 runs, 5 stolen bases, and 2 home runs. He also had a team-leading 19 multi-hit games, and his 11-game hit streak tied for the team high.

Facing Harvard on April 8 in Cambridge, Mass., he had 5 hits and 2 runs in the Quakers’ 6-5 victory. Versus Cornell on April 22 at Meiklejohn Stadium, he went yard twice—once in the first inning and again in the third—and knocked in 3 runs. Across four games in April against La Salle and Cornell, Malinowski went 10-of-18 with 6 RBIs and 2 home runs. 

Consistently batting at the top of the order, Malinowski was also named Ivy League Rookie of the Year, Big 5 Rookie of the Year, First-Team All-Ivy, Second-Team All-ECAC, and Second-Team All-Big 5. He was a two-time Ivy League Rookie of the Week and a one-time Big Five Player of the Week.

Penn finished its 2018 season with a 16-25-1 overall record, including 9-11-1 in conference play.