LC’s Ashby earns ASC hitter honor

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Jr. UTL Alex Ashby being congratulated by assistant coach Duncan Cornfoot following a base hit during Saturday’s game against Howard Payne. Photo by Alena Noakes Photography.

RICHARDSON, Texas – After a weekend where he hit .700 at the plate, Louisiana College baseball’s Alex Ashby was named the American Southwest Conference’s co-Hitter of the Week the conference office announced on Monday. 

Ashby, a junior utility player from Crowley, La., completed a series-long cycle during the series against Howard Payne, going seven-of-ten in the series against the Yellow Jackets where he had a double, a triple, and a home run included amongst the seven hits. His homer was his fifth of the season, currently putting him in a tie for the team-lead in that category. 

After going one-for-three and two runs scored in game one, with that one hit being a triple, he opened up game two in style as he led off the bottom of the first inning with the home run. He finished game two going two-for-two with two RBI and a run scored and was hit by a pitch. He finished off the series going four-of-five in Saturday’s game with a double, a stolen base, a run scored, and two RBI. 

Ashby and the Wildcats (16-3, 12-0 ASC) step out of conference play for a mid-week road contest against Loyola-New Orleans. First pitch against the Wolf Pack (20-8, 6-0 SSAC) is set for 6:00 P.M. Tuesday night in Westwego, La. at Segnette Field. 

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