FAYETTEVILLE – Senior Chase Leavitt of the Arkansas baseball team was named the Southeastern Conference’s Player of the Week by the league office in Birmingham, Ala., thanks to his unbelievable performance against California last weekend.
Leavitt led the Razorbacks to a series win against the Bears as he reached base safely 14 times in 17 plate appearances with nine hits in 12 at bats. Leavitt scored two runs, hit two doubles, stole a base, walked five times and drove in seven runs over the course of the weekend while also getting the game-winning hit on Sunday afternoon. During one stretch between Friday and Sunday Leavitt reached base safely in 11 straight plate appearances.
His outstanding weekend allowed Leavitt to raise his batting average 129 points to a team leading .419, a mark that ranks ninth in the SEC. Leavitt also ranks among the SEC leaders in on-base percentage at seventh with a .537 clip.
The Razorbacks continue their season on the road for a mid-week affair with Centenary College in Shreveport, La., on Tuesday. For more information regarding Razorback baseball or University of Arkansas athletics please visit ArkansasRazorbacks.com.