HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - University of Hawaii's Jacob Sheldon-Collins was named Big West Player of the Week for his excellent performance over UC Davis this past weekend. This is the first career honor for the Aussie native, and the first for a Rainbow Warrior this year.
Batting in the three-hole for the 'Bows, Sheldon-Collins hit .533 with three runs scored and five RBI's, playing a part in eight of the 18 runs that were driven in. During the inaugural game of the series, he tied single-game career highs in hits (4) and runs batted in (3). He also scored the game-winning run from a Marcus Doi sac-fly in the 10th inning, which capped a 6-5 comeback win for the Warriors. He had an RBI single in the first game of Sunday's doubleheader, a 5-0 victory for UH, and followed that up with a 3-5 performance with two runs scored and an RBI in the nightcap. The shortstop now leads all Big West hitters with a robust .412 batting average.
Following their sweep against the Aggies', the 'Bows have a one game lead over Cal-State Fullerton for first place in the Big West Conference. Now back in Honolulu, the Warriors turn their attention to Cal Poly, who come to Les Murakami Stadium for a three-game contest on April 15-17.