DALLAS, Texas - Junior outfielder Christian Jones of the Catholic University baseball team has been selected as the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association's Division III Hitter of the Week after his outstanding performance last week.
Now in the span of three days, Jones has been named the Landmark Conference's best player of the week, named to D3Baseball.com's Team of the Week, and the NCBWA's Division III National Hitter of the Week.
In just four games, Jones had 10 hits in 12 at-bats with 10 RBIs and three home runs. He had just one homer in his previous two seasons combined. The Alamo, California native began the week with a grand slam in a rout over Gallaudet on Monday and ended it with a two-run bomb to extend the lead over Moravian on Sunday. The Cardinals went 5-0 during the span, a run that included a three-game sweep of conference foe Moravian.
In the final game against Moravian, Jones reached base in all five of his at-bats, going 4-for-4 with a walk. In addition to a .750 batting average last week, he put together an astounding 1.583 slugging percentage. He also scored seven runs and walked twice.
With just 21 at-bats on the year, Jones boasts an impressive .476 batting average.
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