Trejon Smith named AstroTurf SAC Co-Player of the Week

Trejon Smith named AstroTurf SAC Co-Player of the Week
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 | by Randall Stewart, Director of Athletic Communications

ROCK HILL – Trejon Smith has been named AstroTurf South Atlantic Conference Co-Player of the Week for his exploits in a 4-1 week that included a four-game sweep of visiting Goldey-Beacom.

Smith, a senior first baseman, hit .650 in 20 official at-bats on the week to raise his batting average from .306 to a .429 mark that is good for sixth in the conference. He went 2-for-6 with a run scored in an extra innings loss at Pfeiffer Wednesday before heating up during the Wolves' weekend series.

The Fredericksburg, Virginia native hit .786 (11-for-14) in the four-game set with the Lightning, totaling an astounding 16 RBI's and scoring nine more. Of his 11 hits in the series, eight went for extra bases, including a triple and a three-ron home run to go along with six doubles. His slugging percentage was 1.571 and his three bases on balls raised his on-base percentage to .824.

His batting average on balls in play, a measure that excludes home runs and strikeouts, reached .909 during the series. On Sunday, Smith was part of a record-setting offensive performance for Newberry that saw the Wolves tie the school record for hits (26) and come within a run of the all-time record for runs scored in a 29-0 win.

Smith shared the award with Catawba's Luke Setzer, who hit .591 with seven RBI's in a perfect week for the Catawba Indians that included a three-game sweep of Carson-Newman.