HAMMOND, La. – Southeastern Louisiana second baseman Carson Crites was named the Southland Conference Hitter of the Week, presented by UniversalCoin.com, the conference office announced Monday.
The honor marks three straight weeks a Southeastern player has earned a weekly conference award.
Crites raised his batting average 21 points this past week, going 8-for-16 at the plate with a pair of home runs, six RBIs and five runs scored.
A senior from Amarillo, Texas, Crites hit safely in all four games this past week, producing three multi-hit performances at the plate.
His leadoff home run in the second inning Sunday jump-started Southeastern’s comeback efforts in the series finale at Stephen F. Austin. The blast led to a seven-run inning, staking the Lions to a lead they would never relinquish.
Crites’ resurgence at the plate coincides with a five-game winning streak for the Lions.
He is now tied for second in the Southland in home runs (11) and fifth in RBIs (42). Crites is also seventh in both runs scored (42) and slugging percentage (.599).
Southeastern pitchers Corey Gaconi and Mac Sceroler, and third baseman Taylor Schwaner, were previously named players of the week by the Southland this season.
Each school’s sports information director nominates and votes for the players of the week, but is not permitted to vote for his or her own player.
Previous Southland baseball players of the week in 2017 are:
Week 1: Nate Fisbeck, McNeese
Week 2: Reid Russell, Lamar
Week 3: Derek Scott, Abilene Christian
Week 4: Taylor Schwaner, Southeastern Louisiana
Week 5: Matt Gallier, McNeese
Week 6: Chad Fleischman, Lamar
Week 7: Conner Fikes, Stephen F. Austin
Week 8: Robie Rojas, Sam Houston State
Week 9: Alex Hrinevich, Stephen F. Austin
Week 10: Trey Silvers, Lamar
Week 1: Heath Donica, SHSU
Week 2: Mike Hanchar, Nicholls
Week 3: Cole Stapler, Nicholls
Week 4: Trent Fontenot, McNeese
Week 5: Corey Gaconi, Southeastern Louisiana
Week 6: Mark Moyer, Central Arkansas
Week 7: Rhett Deaton, McNeese
Week 8: Chris Cooper, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi
Week 9: Mac Sceroler, Southeastern Louisiana
Week 10: Mac Sceroler, Southeastern Louisiana