Clutch-hitting Devery claims RMAC Player of the Week honors

Clutch-hitting Devery claims RMAC Player of the Week honors

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (May 9, 2017)  Chris Devery of the Colorado State University – Pueblo Baseball team earned Player of the Week honors from the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Tuesday.

Devery (Jr., Saugus, Calif.)  wore out Adams State University pitching. Batting out of the cleanup spot, Devery drove in an incredible 16 runs and  posted a 1,222 slugging percentage. He batted .556 and posted a .579 on base percentage. Devery totaled an impressive 1,801 ops thanks to 2 home runs, 4 doubles and a triple.

The Pack's third baseman also scored six runs as the Pack moved up to the No. 4 seed in the RMAC Tournament thanks to a 2-2 series against the Grizzlies.. Devery was clutch, hitting .727 with runners in scoring position and a .571 average with two outs.

In game one of Saturday's doubleheader, Devery slugged a home run and drove in six runs. He followed it up with another bomb, and five RBIs in game two. Devery went 3-for-4 in both games with four runs scored.

On Sunday, he drove in five more runs. Devery went 3-for-6 with two doubles and a triple. The 16 RBIs nearly doubled Devery's season total, giving him 33 on the year.

He now ranks sixth in the RMAC with a team-best .395 average. His .487 OBP stands fourth in the conference.

With three home runs, Devery leads the Pack in homers. His .690 slugging percentage is the best among Pack starters.

Tuesday's honor is Devery's first RMAC Player of the Week award of his career. With the regular season in the books, Devery becomes the final RMAC Player of the Week of 2017.

The Pack earned six RMAC Player/Pitcher of the Week accolades in 2017. A CSU-Pueblo student-athlete received the award in both the first and last week of the season. Jake Boyd (Jr., Salt Lake City, Utah) received this honor in week one.

Devery will lead the Pack into their ninth consecutive RMAC Tournament appearance. The ThunderWolves will play Metro State University of Denver Wednesday 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.