WILL CATES OF SOUTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY, a senior outfielder from Houston, Texas, has been named the SCAC Baseball Offensive Co-Player of the Week for games played Monday, March 21st through Sunday, March 27th.
Cates helped Southwestern to a series victory over Schreiner this past weekend. The senior center fielder hit .571 with three doubles, one triple, a homer and four RBIs. His 16 total bases translated to a 1.143 slugging percentage and he reached base at a .647 clip. Additionally, Cates was 5-for-5 in stolen bases, scored four times and was intentionally walked twice.
The Houston native finished a home run away from the cycle in Saturday's opening game of the doubleheader. He also stole four bases in the contest. In his first at-bat of the series finale, Cates led off the game with his first home run of the campaign to jump start the Pirates.
Other outstanding performances in the SCAC:
Junior catcher Zach San Roman of Dallas garnered a career-high five RBI game against Arlington Baptist College at QuikTrip Park last Wednesday. Junior outfielder Colby Schrade of Texas Lutheran had a pair of hits, scored two runs and hit .400 in a doubleheader split Friday at the University of Texas at Dallas. Sophomore infielder Sam Pistrui of Schreiner University helped lead the Mountaineers to a 1-2 weekend vs Southwestern.
|SCAC Baseball Offensive Players-of-the-Week|
|Week 1||Scott Dwyer, Centenary College|
|Week 2||James Arguello, Austin College|
|Week 3||Jeremy Wolf, Trinity University|
|Week 4||Andrew Waters, Trinity University|
|Week 5||Nick Jewett, Trinity University|
|Week 6||Michael Schimpf, Centenary College|
|Week 7||Jeremy Wolf, Trinity University|
|Week 8||Will Cates, Southwestern University
Nick Jewett, Trinity University