OC’s Stringer picks up South Central Region hitting award from NCBWA
OKLAHOMA CITY (March 12, 2013) – Blake Stringer’s sizzling week at the plate last week has been recognized by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association, who on Tuesday named the Oklahoma Christian first baseman as the NCAA Division II South Central Region hitter of the week.
Stringer, named yesterday as the Heartland Conference hitter of the week, beat out nominees from the South Central Region’s two other leagues, the Lone Star Conference and Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, for the NCBWA honor.
Stringer, a junior from Blanchard, led OC to a 5-0 record last week. He recorded three three-hit games and went 12-of-18 at the plate (.667) with seven RBIs, three runs scored and two doubles in a win over Tabor (Kan.), a win over McMurry (Texas) and three wins over MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.).
His bases-loaded single in the bottom of the 10th inning lifted OC to a 5-4 win over Tabor last Monday and he had a key RBI double in a six-run sixth inning during a 13-2 rout of conference rival McMurry on Thursday. His slugging percentage on the week was .778.
The Eagles entered Tuesday’s game at Newman (Kan.) on a five-game winning streak, the program’s longest since the 2011 season.