Hunter King Named BCBSNC Blue Chip Performer
GREENSBORO, N.C. – UNCG junior second baseman Hunter King (Mason City, Iowa/Northern Iowa Area CC) has been named this week’s Blue Chip Performer sponsored by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina. This is the second year that BCBSNC has sponsored the Blue Chip Performer award, which is chosen weekly from all sports in season and runs throughout the 2013-14 UNCG Athletics season.
King had a monster week at the plate, hitting .714 (10 for 14) in four games while slugging 1.286 and producing a .765 on base mark. He tallied seven RBI, seven runs scored, three doubles, a triple, a home run, three walks and a stolen base. King also did not commit an error in any of the four contests.
After a 1-for-3 performance in UNCG’s game at Duke Tuesday, King exploded in the series against Elon – helping the Spartans sweep a Southern Conference opponent for the first time since 2011. He hit .818 in the three contests with a slugging percentage of 1.545 and an on base percentage of .857.
In Saturday’s game, King fell just short of the cycle as he racked up two doubles, a triple and a single as part of a 4-for-4 effort. He nearly hit for the cycle again Sunday, notching a single, double and three-run home run. In both outings, King tallied three runs scored and three RBI.
UNCG returns to action next weekend, hosting Samford for a three-game SoCon series at the UNCG Baseball Stadium.
Blue Cross Blue Shield Of North Carolina Blue Chip Performer Weekly Winners
Sept. 9 – David Reittinger men’s soccer.
Sept. 16 – Shaina Sumney, women's cross country
Sept. 23 – Olivia Humphries, volleyball
Sept. 30 – Katherine Rodriguez, women's soccer
Oct. 7 – Chesney White, women's soccer
Oct. 14 – Carter Jenkins, men's golf
Oct. 21 – Lydia Saina, women’s cross country
Oct. 28 – Dustin Gamradt, men’s soccer
Nov. 4 – Paul Chelimo, men’s cross country
Nov. 11 – Kyle Cain, men’s basketball
Nov. 18 – Paul Chelimo, men’s cross country
Nov. 25 – Janae' Stevenson, women’s basketball
Dec. 2 – Janae' Stevenson, women’s basketball
Dec. 9 – Lucy Mason, women’s basketball
Dec. 16 – Kayel Locke, men’s basketball
Dec. 30 – Kyle Cain, men’s basketball
Jan. 6 - Lucy Mason, women's basketball
Jan. 13 – Nicholas Paulos, men’s basketball
Jan. 20 – Nicholas Paulos, men’s basketball
Jan. 27 – Tevon Saddler, men’s basketball
Feb. 3 – Jordan Potts, men’s basketball
Feb. 10 – Ahmet Sarioglu – men’s tennis
Feb. 17 – Nicole Thomas – softball
Feb. 24 – James Dougherty – men’s tennis
March 3 – Shaina Sumney & Roy Dixon – women’s indoor track and men’s golf
March 10 - Max Povse - baseball
March 17 - Sean Guite - baseball
March 24 - Jordan McDonald – baseball
March 31 – Roy Dixon – men’s golf
April 7 - Ahmet Sarioglu – men’s tennis
April 14 - Tyler Frazier - baseball
April 21 - Katelyn Bedwell - softball
April 28 - Hunter King - baseball