TUESDAY, MARCH 13, 2007
Clifford earns consecutive CBF National Honor Roll "Player of the Week" honors
March 13, 2007
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -
Senior left fielder Pete Clifford got even more accolades by being named National Honor Roll "Player of the Week" for the second consecutive week, as announced Tuesday by the College Baseball Foundation.
Clifford, who earned his second straight A-Sun "Player of the Week" honor on Monday, led the Dolphins to a 5-1 record last week to put JU above .500 for the first time since Feb. 18.
"He's been huge for us right now and it could not come at a better time," said JU head coach Terry Alexander. "We are heading into conference play this weekend and you always feel better heading into a series when Pete is swinging the bat the way he is."
The Jacksonville native continued swinging a hot bat last week by batting .381 (8-21) with two doubles, two home runs, eight runs, nine RBI, 16 total bases and a .762 slugging percentage. Against Florida, Clifford had one hit, but it was a big one - a solo home run that tied the game in the seventh and set up a ninth inning rally by the Dolphins for a 6-5 win at McKethan Stadium.
Clifford went out of the yard again against UConn on March 9, this time with the bags full of Dolphins, to lead JU to a 5-4 win. Against Western Michigan on March 11, Clifford went 2-for-3 with three RBI to lead a 15-3 rout. He also extended his hitting streak to a career-high tying 16 games after hitting in all six games.
Overall, he leads the squad with a .382 batting average, 34 hits, 23 runs, nine doubles, 57 total bases, a .640 slugging percentage, a .472 on-base average and eight stolen bases. In the A-Sun, he leads the conference in hits total bases and runs scored, second in home runs, RBI and doubles, third in stolen bases and seventh in batting average.