For the second consecutive week Eastern Kentucky University’s Ben Fisher earned multiple National Player of the Week awards.
On Monday Fisher was selected as a Collegiate Baseball National Player of the Week, and the Madness National Player of the Week. He was also named the Madness Ohio Valley Conference Player of the Week.
Fisher followed up his stellar performance last week with another outstanding week at the plate. The senior batted .500 for the week, and homered in every game, earning a 1.438 slugging percentage. Fisher started his week going 1-for-2 with a solo shot to right field, and drawing 3 walks against NKU. He followed that up with a 3-for-5 performance in the series opener at Morehead, notching 2 RBIs and a one-run homer. Fisher’s best game of the week came in the second game at MSU where he went 3-for-5 with 2 two-run homers and five RBIs. He finished the week going 1-for-4 in the series finale against the Eagles, but his lone hit was a three-run blast over the right field wall.
The Richmond native’s 13 home runs, 42 RBIs, 38 runs, and 90 total bases rank first in the NCAA and the OVC. His .909 slugging percentage is the second highest in the NCAA and highest in the OVC. Fisher also has the second most hits in the OVC with 42, a total good enough to tie him for eighth in the NCAA. Finally, he has the fourth best batting average in the OVC with a .424 average.
This is the first time in program history where a Colonel has won multiple National Player of the Week awards in a season, let alone in consecutive weeks.
The Colonels take on Marshall in Huntington this afternoon, and return home for an OVC series with the University of Tennessee-Martin this weekend. The series opener is set for a 6 p.m. start on Friday.
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