Matt Calhoun

by Great American Conference Communications  on Friday, Mar. 9, 2012 9:19 am  

This story is from the archives of ArkansasSports360.com.

Harding sophomore first baseman Matt Calhoun has been named the GAC Baseball Player of the Week after recording four extra base hits and eight runs batted in during a 4-1 week for the nationally-ranked No. 17 Bisons (14-3), including two wins over Arkansas-Monticello to start the conference portion of the 2012 schedule.

The Searcy native went 9-for-17 at the plate throughout the week (.529 average) with two doubles, one triple, one homerun, eight runs batted in and three runs scored. He added three walks for a weekly .600 on-base percentage.

In a double-header sweep of North Alabama at home last Tuesday, both 2-1 victories, Calhoun went 1-for-4 combined, but had key at bats in each win. In the first half of the twin bill, he moved the eventual winning run to third base on a groundout, and followed that with a game-winning hit in the bottom of the seventh inning of the nightcap.

Calhoun saved the majority of his offensive numbers for a 2-1 series win over Arkansas-Monticello on Saturday and Sunday. He went a perfect 4-for-4 with two doubles and a homerun for four RBI in a 12-9 win to start the series on Saturday. Later in the day, he added three more RBI with a bases-clearing triple in a 7-6 win. On Sunday, Calhoun went 3-for-5 with two runs scored in an 8-7 loss.

 

 

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