Marchal named SLC hitter of the week

    10:02 PM, Apr 1, 2013   |    comments
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    CONWAY, Ark. (UCA) -- University of Central Arkansas second baseman Blake Marchal earned Southland Conference Hitter of the Week honors on Monday after leading the Bears to a 3-1 week.

    Marchal, a senior from La Porte, Texas, hit .467 (7 of 15) and had a 1.133 slugging percentage in a week that included a road victory over No. 18 Oklahoma State. Marchal had a career-high five RBI in the 11-3 win over OSU, then had three RBI in the opening game of the SLC series with Lamar, a 10-0 run-rule victory on Thursday night.

    Marchal had his first two career home runs in the weekend series, which UCA won 2-1. He added a pair of doubles and a triple on the week and finished with 10 RBI and six runs scored. Marchal leads UCA with 26 RBI and 13 stolen bases.

    UCA (21-7) hosts UALR at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Bear Stadium.

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