Camacho Blasts Way to ASUN Player of the Week

Camacho Blasts Way to ASUN Player of the Week

LAKEPOINTE, Ga. – Following an explosive performance at the plate which led the Jacksonville University baseball team to a monumental conference series victory, Angel Camacho was selected as the ASUN Player of the Week, the conference announced on Monday.

The junior went batted .636 in three contests against ASUN foe Florida Gulf Coast, going 7-11 from the plate with four runs, seven RBI, and a pair of long balls. Posting a remarkable 1.182 slugging percentage on the weekend, Camacho became the second Dolphin this season to knock a pair out of the park, doing so in game one of Saturday's doubleheader, a 15-5 smack down in favor of JU that allowed the game to end after just seven innings. The first baseman went 4-5 with three runs and six RBI in the affair, becoming the first 'Phin this season to send more than five runners home in a game.

"This is well deserved for Angel," Head Coach Chris Hayes said. "He's had a great week at the plate. It's great to see all of his hard work and dedication paying off."

Reaching base over 71 percent of the time last weekend, Camacho continued his team-leading on-base streak, which improved to 20 games following Saturday's action. The mark stands four shy of his career-best, which occurred during the 2016-17 season.

Hitting .325 on the year, the captain ranks second on the team in batting average, leading the squad though nine conference contests, batting .400. Camacho leads the team in doubles (8), RBI (33) and total bases (72), while faring second in hits (50), runs (24) and homers (4).

The 2018 Preseason All-ASUN selection picks up his first weekly conference award of the season, and his third overall while donning the green and gold. He joins sophomore pitcher Tyler Santana as those who have received weekly accolades from JU this year.

Following the Dolphins' eighth series win of the season, the team (24-13, 6-3 ASUN) will now step aside from conference action, embarking on a four-game road trip that begins on Tuesday, April 17 at #1/1 Florida.