Jacob Wilson Named C-USA Hitter of the Week
May 11, 2009
IRVING, Texas - After leading the Memphis offense in the Tigers' first C-USA series victory of the year, freshman infielder Jacob was tabbed Conference USA Hitter of the Week, the league office announced today.
"This is certainly a deserving honor for a fine young man," commented Tiger head coach Daron Schoenrock. "It's good to see a freshman hitter continue to grind through his first collegiate season and have success toward the end of it."
Wilson is the second Tiger this year to garner weekly honors by the league. Wilson's fellow freshman and former Bartlett High School teammate, Heith Hatfield hauled in C-USA Pitcher of the Week accolades on February 23.
For the weekend, Wilson hit .455 (5-for-11) with a team-best 1.000 slugging percentage, a .500 on-base percentage, 11 total bases, five runs scored and four RBI. The freshman collected two singles, a double, a triple and homered to help Memphis to its third series over Southern Miss in four years. He hit safely in all three games, including falling a home run shy of the cycle in a 3-for-4 effort in Saturday's 16-6 series-clinching win. The Arlington, Tenn., native drove in three RBI and scored three tines in the game. Wilson capped the weekend with his fourth home run of the year on Sunday. In addition to a strong weekend at the plate, Wilson was perfect in the field with seven assists and three putouts.
Memphis will wrap up regular season play with three games this week. The Tigers will host Mississippi State at AutoZone Park on Tues., May 12. First pitch is scheduled for 3 p.m. They will then make the trip to Greenville, N.C., to take on East Carolina in the final C-USA series of the season. Memphis is currently holds on to the eighth and final slot in the upcoming C-USA Tournament to be held in Hattiesburg, Miss., May 20-24.