|Posted April 15, 2009|
Bloom named national player of the week
Pack shortstop becomes first Pack player to receive national honor
TUCSON, Ariz. - ThunderWolf shortstop Eric Bloom (Jr., Reseda, Calif.) has received his second player of the week honor this week, being named one of five players nationally as the "Louisville Slugger National Player of the Week" by the Collegiate Baseball Newspaper, it was announced Wednesday.
Bloom becomes the first player in CSU-Pueblo Baseball history to earn the national award. He is joined on the five-member national player of the week list alongside four Division-I players.
Tuesday, he was named the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Player of the Week.
Bloom equalled a school record with eight runs batted in in a 24-8 road win against Colorado Christian on Friday. He followed that with seven runs batted in on Saturday in the Pack's 32-23 win. He raised his season average from .319 to .408. In the four games on Friday and Saturday, he went 11-for-17 with 17 runs batted in, eight runs scored, four home runs, four doubles and a triple.
Bloom is the fourth ThunderWolf this season to earn RMAC Player/Pitcher of the Week honors, and marks the second week in a row in which the Player of the Week honor went to a ThunderWolf (Jason Fobes (Sr., Longmont, Colo.) earned the honor last week).