DENVER - After hitting .647 and leading Sacramento State to a 4-0 record last week senior outfielder Chris Lewis has been named the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) Hitter of the Week, the league announced Monday morning.
The award is the first for the Hornets this season. Sacramento State also has one WAC Pitcher of the Week honor this year as junior Sam Long earned that accolade on March 28.
Lewis was 11-for-17 (.647) with 8 RBIs and 5 runs scored over the week. He had multiple hits in each of the four games, including a trio of three-hit games. He drove in all four Sacramento State runs in Sunday's 4-1 win over Chicago State, had three RBIs on Tuesday at Nevada, and scored three times on Saturday.
Lewis hit 5-for-6 over the week with runners in scoring position as he led the team in runs batted in despite hitting in the leadoff spot. Furthermore, all eight of the runs he drove in came with two outs in the inning. He tallied three doubles over the week and had one stolen base and an outfield assist.
Over his last eight games Lewis has seven multi-hit lines, hitting .545 with 10 RBIs over that stretch. He has raised his season batting average to .316, leading the team with 23 RBIs and tied for the team lead with 21 runs this season.
A former Freshman All-American, Lewis has moved into a tie for sixth in program history with 117 career RBIs. He is also sixth in program history with 42 career doubles, leading the team with 11 doubles this year.