Garners Award For The First Time
LANCASTER, PA – Washington College freshman outfielder/pitcher Scott Matthews (Goshen, NY/Don Bosco Prep (NJ) has been named the Centennial Conference Baseball Player of the Week for the week the ending on April 1 by the conference office. This is the first time that Matthews has won the conference's baseball player of the week award.
Matthews hit a team-high .588 (10-for-17) and also led the Shoremen in runs (5), hits (10), home runs (1), RBI (6), total bases (16), slugging (.941) and on-base percentage (.611) and tied for tops on the team with three doubles in helping WC go 3-1 during the week. Matthews went 3-for-4 with a grand slam home run and four RBI against McDaniel on March 30. At McDaniel on March 27, he went 3-for-5 with two runs scored and an RBI in the win. At Ursinus on April 1, he went 2-for-4 in both games with a run scored in both contests and plated a run in the first game. He had multiple hits in all four games, three two-hit and two two-hit performances.
Both of his home runs this season have been grand slams, the other being on March 17 versus Curry.
This is the second time in three weeks a Washington College baseball player has won the player of the week award. Senior shortstop Ryan Normoyle (Mt. Laurel, NJ/Lenape) earned the award on March 19.
Washington is currently 18-3 and has already exceeded last year's win total. The Shoremen host Swarthmore tomorrow afternoon at 3:30 p.m. in conference action.