Senior first baseman Trey Hernandez has been named Southland Conference Hitter of the Week, the conference office announced today. It is the second weekly honor for the Islanders this season (Chris Vergne, 2/21) and the third Hitter of the Week recognition for Hernandez in his career.
Hernandez had a monster week at the dish, going 7-for-14 with three home runs, nine RBI, six runs and two doubles in four games. He slugged 1.286 over the quartet of contests. Against McNeese State over the weekend, he hit two homers and drove in six runs.
Hernandez is third in the conference with his six longballs and 32 RBI on the year. He is also second in the Southland with 26 walks, and his .500 on-base percentage is fourth in the Southland. His 10 doubles are tied for third, and he leads the conference with a .696 slugging percentage and is just outside the top 10 with a .370 average.
Hernandez is also the school's all-time leader in home runs (45) and RBI (184) and will look to make a run at 50 homers and 200 driven in during his senior campaign. The Robstown native was a Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American in 2008.
The Islanders are back in action on Tuesday, when they play host to Houston Baptist. First pitch is slated for 2 p.m. at Chapman Field. Live video and statistics will be available on GoIslanders.com.