COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (February 8, 2017) – The Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference released its first weekly release of the 2017 season and Colorado State University-Pueblo Baseball infielder Jake Boyd earned RMAC Player of the Week honors.
Boyd (Jr., Salt Lake City, Utah) made a huge impact in his debut weekend with the Pack. He hit .538 for the weekend, going 7-for-13 at the dish. Boyd slugged .923 for the weekend.
Competing at the three different positions during the weekend (DH, 2B, and 3B), Boyd belted four extra base hits with three doubles and a triple. Boyd drove in six runs and scored three times, accounting for half of the Pack's run this weekend. On the base path, Boyd was a terror. He stole two bases.
In the Pack's season opener against Emporia State University, Boyd accounted for two of the Pack's four hits. He also stole a base in the Pack's shutout loss.
On Saturday, Boyd put forth an incredible effort. He went 4-for-6 at the plate with two doubles and a triple. Boyd drove in five runs and scored three times. He also swiped another bag for the Pack.
Facing the Hornets in Sunday's series finale, Boyd went 1-for-3. He also plated another run to help the Pack beat Emporia State 4-3.
With two stolen bases, Boyd leads the RMAC. His six RBIs also matches the conference lead. Boyd currently ranks third in the RMAC in batting with his .538 average. Teammate Gilbert Sauceda (So., Indio, Calif.) ranks second with a .556 average.
Boyd, Sauceda and the rest of the Pack will square off with Steel & Silver Trophy rival UCCS in a non-conference series in Pueblo this weekend. The ThunderWolves and Mountain Lions will meet for the first time on the diamond Friday in a doubleheader beginning at 12 p.m. The two teams will wrap up their inaugural series Saturday with a nine inning clash at Rawlings Field starting at 12 p.m.
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As a member of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, Colorado State University – Pueblo competes in 22 varsity sports in NCAA Division II intercollegiate athletics