Mow named PSAC Athlete of the Week


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LOCK HAVEN, Pa. – For the second time this season, Slippery Rock University baseball freshman third baseman Abraham Mow has been named the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Western Division Athlete of the Week, the league office announced Monday.

Mow earns the weekly award after helping lead SRU to a perfect 6-0 record last week. The Rock took a doubleheader from Clarion and a four-game series from Pitt-Johnstown.

Over six games, Mow hit .421 (8-for-19) with nine runs scored, six RBI, three home runs, a .560 on-base percentage and a 1.053 slugging percentage. Six of his eight hits went for extra bases (three doubles, three home runs). In addition to his eight hits, Mow walked six times from his spot atop The Rock’s batting order.

Mow delivered at least one hit in each game and drove in the game-tying run in SRU’s eventual come-from-behind victory against Pitt-Johnstown that saw SRU battle back from a five-run deficit.

The Milford, Delaware native has established himself as arguably the top freshman in the PSAC this season. Mow has started 21 games and is batting .372 with 24 runs scored, four home runs and 23 RBI to go with a .438 on-base percentage. Mow, who is in the midst of a 10-game hitting streak as SRU’s leadoff hitter, has done a great job setting the tone for The Rock’s offense as of late by reaching base in his first at-bat in nine of The Rock’s last 13 games.

Winners of nine straight games, Slippery Rock will play No. 8 Mercyhurst in a four-game series this weekend in a battle for first place in the PSAC West standings. SRU will host the Lakers for two games at Jack Critchfield Park Friday before traveling to Mercyhurst for a doubleheader Saturday. First pitch of game one on both days is set for 1 p.m.

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