The 2012 collegiate baseball season is in full swing and Bahamians are having outstanding seasons on the college circuit.
Leading the way on the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I circuit is College of Charleston Cougars'left fielder Brandon Murray, who was named as the Southern Conference'Player of the Week', on Monday.
College sophomore Murray led the Cougars'offensive output in a series sweep over Davidson over the weekend. He led the team with a batting average of .636 and a slugging percentage of 1.182, hitting two-home runs and tallying eight RBIs. He had multiple hits in each of the games against Davidson and scored five runs.
The 5'10" 200 lb Bahamian outfielder tallied a career-best five RBI including a two-run home run in a 16-3 offensive explosion over the Davidson Wildcats on Friday. Murray hit a solo home run in the first inning in Saturday's win, and knocked in two RBI on Sunday. After participating in 21 games, starting 19, Murray leads the Cougars in home runs, with six on the season. That tally is fifth best in the Southern Conference. His batting average of .300 is second behind senior Marty Gantt, and is also second on the team in slugging percentage (.600). Murray is also third on the team in on-base percentage (.398), runs scored with 19, and third on the team in the total hits category with 21.
The award is Murray's first SoCon (Southern Conference) weekly honor. He plays his local baseball under the Junior Baseball League of Nassau (JBLN).
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