TUESDAY, MARCH 06, 2007
Pete Clifford named CBF National Honor Roll "Player of the Week"
March 6, 2007
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -
Senior left fielder Pete Clifford got more accolades this week by being named National Honor Roll "Player of the Week", it was announced Tuesday by the College Baseball Foundation.
Clifford, who was named A-Sun "Player of the Week" on Monday, broke out of his early season slump in a big way by batting .650 (13-20), with three doubles, a triple, eight runs, four RBI, 18 total bases, a .900 slugging percentage and a .696 on-base percentage.
Against Georgia Southern on Feb. 28, he finished 4-for-4 in a loss to the Eagles. In game three against La Salle, he went 3-for-4 with a double and two RBI to lead the Dolphins to a 6-2 win on March 3. In the finale, he went 4-for-5 with a double, a triple and two RBI to lead a 14-4 rout. With his recent streak, he has successfully raised his batting average from .194 to .382 since Feb. 18 and has a nine-game hitting streak.
"It's good to see Pete getting back to his old self again," said JU head coach Terry Alexander. "He always seems to come out of the gates kind of slow, but when he finds it again, everyone notices. This recognition shows that he is among the elite hitters in the country."
Clifford leads the squad with a .382 batting average, 26 hits, 15 runs, seven doubles, a triple, 41 total bases, a .603 slugging percentage, a .475 on-base average and five stolen bases. In the A-Sun, he leads the conference in hits, is second in total bases and tied for second in doubles.
The Dolphins will travel to Florida on Tuesday to face the Gators at 6:30 p.m. The game will be broadcast live on ESPN 1460 with Barry Milligan calling all the action and Joel Lamp providing color analysis. The Dolphin Pre-Game show will begin 30 minutes before first pitch.