McMINNVILLE, Ore. – Linfield’s Clayton Truex (Jr., Kirkland, Wash.) has been recognized for his significant offensive contributions by being named the Northwest Conference Baseball Offensive/Field Student-Athlete of the Week. The honor was announced Tuesday by the league’s sports information directors.
The Wildcats’ designated hitter posted an impressive .600 batting average in three games over the weekend, including a 1.600 slugging percentage. Truex hit three home runs and drove in a team-high eight RBI while racking up 16 total bases. He also registered a .692 on-base percentage.
Truex currently ranks first in the league in total bases (53) and is tied for first in home runs (6) and doubles (9). He is also tied for the third-most runs batted in (22) and has the eighth-highest batting average (.382).
This is the first career student-athlete of the week honor for Truex, who is competing in his first season of collegiate baseball. It marks the second time this season a Linfield player has earned the award. Teammate Kevin Allan was the recipient earlier this month.
As a team, the Wildcats are 16-5 overall and sit in second place in the conference with a 10-2 mark against league opponents.
Statistically, the club leads the conference in team batting average (.312) and is tied for the most home runs (14). Defensively, the pitching staff boasts a combined ERA of 2.54, second-best in the conference, and has thrown a league-leading 170 strikeouts.
NEXT: Truex and his Linfield teammates host a three-game series against Puget Sound at Roy Helser Field. Saturday’s doubleheader and Sunday’s single game are slated to begin at noon.
Leads team in RBIs this season
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