SACRAMENTO, Calif. – For the first time in his career, senior second baseman PJ Floyd was named the Western Athletic Conference's Hitter of the Week. Floyd was a major contributor in Sacramento State's five-win week.
Over the course of five games, Floyd hit .375 (6-for-16) with three home runs, a double, seven runs scored, and nine RBIs.
Floyd opened last week with a bang, driving in a career-best five runs in Sacramento State's 10-3 win over Saint Mary's on Monday. His 2-for-3 evening including a grand slam and an RBI single.
In Sacramento State's three-game sweep of Chicago State, Floyd continued to put up numbers, going 4-for-10 in the series. He hit two more home runs while driving in four more. He also scored four runs in the series.
In total, Floyd's three home runs, nine RBIs, and seven runs scored all led the team for the week. For the season, Floyd now has five home runs (tied for second on the team) and 18 RBIs (third most on the club).
The recognition is the first WAC Hitter of the Week award for the Hornets this season. Sophomore pitcher Parker Brahms (3-2, 1.84) was named the WAC Pitcher of the Week earlier this season.
Sacramento State (16-14, 5-1) has won seven straight, their longest streak since winning eight straight to cap last season. They are 11-4 in their last 15 after starting the season 5-10. The Hornets will play four times this week, starting with a non-conference game against Pacific on Tuesday at 6:00 pm. They will then host conference opponent Northern Colorado for a three game series starting on Friday.