DENVER, Colo. –
University of Hawai'i senior third baseman Collin Bennett has
been named the Verizon Western Athletic Conference Hitter of the Week
for games played from April 9-15. This is the first WAC weekly honor of
Bennett hit .667 (8-12) with four runs scored, a double, a triple, six RBI and one walk as the Rainbows went 2-2 against Saint Mary's. Bennett had a career-high four RBI with a triple and a run scored in UH's game two victory against the Gaels. He also had a game-tying two-RBI hit in the final inning against Saint Mary's in game one of Sunday's doubleheader. In his four games last week, Bennett had 11 total bases and recorded a .917 slugging percentage. He also registered a .714 on base percentage.
Bennett and the Rainbows are currently 21-15 overall and 2-1 in the WAC, and next play San Jose State and Louisiana Tech in their first conference road trip of the season. They play the Spartans from Apr. 20-22, Grambling State for a single non-conference game on Apr. 24, then conclude the trip with three games against LaTech from Apr. 26-28.
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