Junior second baseman Tom Wigand of Plainview has proven to be a solid addition to the C.W. Post baseball team this spring. Wigand is running away with the team's RBI title with 27 through the team's first 22 games.
The Plainview native really proved his value to the team with a spectacular weekend series against Mid-Continent Conference rival Youngstown State on April 4-5. Wigand helped the Pioneers to a four-game sweep of the Penguins, with two home runs and seven runs batted in, in the series. His sacrifice fly in the last inning capped a come-from-behind 4-3 win on Saturday, April 4. Then he drove in four runs, including a two-run first inning home run, to lead C.W. Post back from a 4-0 deficit to a 7-5 win on Sunday, April 5. In the second game of Sunday's doubleheader, Wigand hit another two-run homer for good measure as the Pioneers defeated Youngstown State 5-2 to complete the four-game sweep.
For the season, Wigand is batting .286 with five home runs and 27 RBIs. He also leads the squad with eight doubles and has the best slugging percentage on the squad (.560). His defensive play up the middle at second base has also been a key factor in C.W. Post's early-season success as the Pioneers are currently in first place in the Mid-Continent Conference Eastern Division with a 7-1 record in league play (11-11 overall).
Wigand attended Nassau Community College, where he batted .407 with 37 RBIs as a sophomore, after graduating from Holy Trinity High School. He currently has a perfect 4.0 grade point average as a criminal justice major at C.W. Post.