BROWN GARNERS LOUISVILLE SLUGGER NATIONAL POTW HONORS
SMITHFIELD, R.I. – Senior third baseman Kevin Brown (Northborough, Mass.) put together one of the most impressive weeks in Bryant University baseball history and he was rewarded for it on Monday, earning both Louisville Slugger National Player of the Week and Northeast Conference Player of the Week honors.
The conference honor is the second in Brown's career and the national honor is the first for a Bulldog baseball player in the Division I era. Over five games, all Bryant victories, Brown hit .667 (8-12) with an .800 on-base percentage and a 1.583 slugging percentage. He tripled, hit three home runs, drove in 14, scored 11 runs, walked 11 times and stole seven bases. Brown shares national player of the week honors with LSU's Mason Katz, Canisius' Alex Godzak and Kentucky's Corey Littrell.
Brown started his week with an impressive showing against Northeast foe Boston College, going 3-for-3 with two walks, a home run and four RBI. He hit a solo home run and then tripled in two runs to pace Bryant's 13-2 win over the Eagles. Brown then finished his torrid week with an amazing display against Fairleigh Dickinson. In four games against the Knights, he went 5-for-9 with nine runs scored, 10 RBI, nine walks and six stolen bases. He started the series by drawing four walks and a hit by pitch before drilling a two-run home run in the top of the ninth. In game two, he stretched his consecutive on-base streak to 16 at-bats with an RBI single and a three-run home run. His bid to tie the NCAA record of 18, however, ended his next at-bat with a sac fly to right field. Brown finished the game with a career-high five RBI. He finished the series with four runs scored and three RBI in Saturday's doubleheader.
The Bulldogs return to the diamond on Tuesday, April 2 as they make the short trip to Providence, R.I., to face Brown. First pitch is scheduled for 4:00 p.m.