LA VERNE, CA — Adam Santa Cruz has been named the SCIAC Baseball Hitter of the Week the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference office announced Monday.
Santa Cruz had a monster week in three wins for the Leopards. The junior finished with six RBI, eight hits, and five runs off a .615 batting average with a .923 slugging percentage. Santa Cruz accounted for half to the Leopards' run in game two, hitting in four runs off three hits and a walk. The catcher went 4-5 in the final game of the series with a solo home run. Santa Cruz leads the SCIAC with 41 RBI, ranks third with 47 hits and with a .409 batting average, and ranks fourth with a .591 slugging percentage. La Verne beat Redlands 8-0, 8-2, and 8-7.
This is the second straight week a Leopard has received SCIAC Baseball Athlete of the Week honors. Cody Norman picked up the accolade last week after pitching seven scoreless innings in a 7-0 win over Cal Lutheran. This is Santa Cruz's second SCIAC Athlete of the Week honors this season. He also earned the distinction in February for his performance against Centenary.Watch Live Follow ULV Athletics on Twitter Like us on Facebook Watch on Youtube Follow us on Instagram