Tayler Rahm is leading St. Thomas in hitting this year with an average of .500 (21 of 42) and 19 RBI – three more than he had in all of 2009. The junior leftfielder from Holy Angels already has seven extra base hits, including four triples, two doubles and one homerun.

Rahm’s hitting exploits in the Tommies’ 10-1 start have raised his career totals to 63 RBI and .378 for average – he hit .374 as a freshman (34 of 91) and .330 as a sophomore (31 of 94). After his three hits and five RBI in Friday’s 17-1 win over Lawrence, Rahm said he is trying to be more flexible in his approach at the plate. “I’m trying to hit the ball the other way instead of always pulling the ball to left,” he said. “So far, so good.”

He isn’t doing too shabby on defense either, with 24 putouts and no errors.