DENVER – (April 16) Seattle University baseball's Dalton Hurd was named Western Athletic Conference Hitter of the Week for April 9-15.
Hurd, a senior outfielder from Bend, Ore., led the Redhawks to a 5-0 week as he became the Redhawks' all-time hits and runs scored leader. Going 11-for-19 on the week, he led the WAC with a .579 batting average, collecting multiple hits in three of five games. After setting the school record for hits with his 215th in the nightcap of a doubleheader with Air Force, his biggest game came in the middle game of the weekend series with Alcorn State, going 3-for-5 with a pair of doubles and a grand slam, leading to three runs and five RBIs. On the week, he totaled four doubles, six RBIs and eight runs scored.
Other Hitter of the Week nominees: CSU Bakersfield’s Jassen Oliver had a career-high three hits in the ‘Runners season-opening win over Utah Valley … Grand Canyon’s Tyler Wyattextended his hitting streak to eight games in a series win at UTRGV … NM State’s Tristen Carranza led the Aggies at the plate with a 10-for-18 week at the plate … Sacramento State’sMatt Smith had a career-best four hits in a loss to Pacific on Tuesday … UT Rio Grande Valley’sAnthony Gomez had three hits each in wins over Texas State and Grand Canyon.