ELMHURST, Ill. – For the second straight week Oral Roberts outfielder Derrian James was named The Summit League Baseball Players of the Week for his performances April 6-12.
PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Derrian James, Oral Roberts
Sr. // OF
Port Arthur, Texas // Panola College
James captures his second consecutive award after leading Oral Roberts to a perfect 4-0 week, including a win over No. 23 Texas Tech. He delivered a game-winning two-run double in the eighth inning to secure the victory over the Red Raiders. The senior outfielder went 6-for-6 in game one at Western Illinois with two doubles, five RBI and four runs scored. He added a pair of hits in game two with three RBI and two doubles and a home run in the series finale. For the week, James hit .500 (10-for-20) with a .900 slugging percentage and .476 on-base percentage. He had 11 RBI, five runs scored, five doubles, one home run and two stolen bases.
Also nominated: Evan VanSumeren, Fort Wayne; Ben Petersen, North Dakota State; Alex Schultz, Omaha; Zach Coppola, South Dakota State.
Previous honorees: Feb. 16 – Shane Trevino, IPFW; Feb. 23 – Brandon Soat, IPFW/Anthony Sequeira, ORU; March 2 – Reid Clary, SDSU; March 9 – Zach Coppola, SDSU; March 16 – Cole Gruber, UNO; March 23 – Alex Mortensen, UNO/Chris Tschida, WIU; March 30 – Anthony Sequeira, ORU; April 6 – Derrian James, ORU/Colton Pogue, WIU.
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