Ty Wright Named National Hitter of the Week
Wright finished the week batting .500 (12-24) with five doubles, one triple and two home runs. He scored seven runs and drove in 12, posting a 1.042 slugging percentage. Wright was 2-for-2 in stolen base attempts and recorded a .538 on-base percentage as the Eagles went 5-0 last week.
The Montrose native became the second Eagle this month to hit for the cycle in consecutive innings during game three of the Wofford series (single in 1st inning; 2-run home run in 2nd inning; RBI triple in 3rd; 2-run double in 4th). He joins David Richardson, who accomplished the feat during game one at the
During the three-game sweep at Wofford, Wright went 7-for-14 with five runs and seven RBI. Earlier in the week, Wright hit a game-winning, two-run double in the 11th inning in a 6-4 win at
Overall in his first year with the Eagles (25-18 overall), Wright improved his batting average to .409 (54-for-132) starting 30 times in 35 games played mainly as the leadoff hitter. He has knocked a team-leading 16 doubles and hit 13 home runs (including a program record six to lead off a game). Wright has recorded 37 RBI and walked (21) more times than he has struck out (20), in addition to his 9-of-11 stolen bases.
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Pro-Line Athletic Hitter of the Week Feb. 25 Dustin Ackley, North Carolina; March 4 Sawyer Carroll, Kentucky; March 11 - Aaron Murphree, Arkansas; March 18 Tyler Kuhn, West Virginia; March 25 Mike McKenna, Florida Atlantic; April 1 Alan Ahmady, Fresno State; April 8 Ryan Pond, NC State; April 15 Jacob Priday, Missouri; April 22 Dexter Fontenot, Louisiana-Monroe; April 29 Ty Wright, Georgia SouthernPro-Line Athletic Pitcher of the Week Feb. 25 Lance Lynn, Ole Miss; March 4 Joey Seal, Norfolk State, Barry Bowden, Southern Miss; March 11 David Coulon, Arizona; March 18 Ricky Bowen, Mississippi State; March 25 Aaron Crow, Missouri; April 1 Branond McClurg, Lipscomb, Josh Romanski, San Diego; April 8 Nick Haughian, Washington; April 15 Stephen Strasburg, San Diego State; April 22 Chris Manno, Duke; April 29 Chris Hernandez, Miami
- Category: Baseball
- Published on Tuesday, 29 April 2008 00:22