Hunter King is this week's Southern Conference Player of the Week.
Hunter King is this week's Southern Conference Player of the Week.

King Tabbed Southern Conference Player of the Week 04-28-2014

GREENSBORO, N.C. – UNCG junior second baseman Hunter King (Mason City, Iowa/Northern Iowa Area CC) has been named the Southern Conference Player of the Week according to an announcement Monday by the league.

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.

King currently ranks second on the team and third in the SoCon in batting average with a .371 mark. He is also fourth in the league in hits with 59. In conference contests, King is hitting a smoldering .492 (30 for 61) and is slugging .754.

UNCG returns to action next weekend, hosting Samford for a three-game SoCon series at the UNCG Baseball Stadium. 

2014 SoCon Players of the Week
Feb. 17       Heath Quinn, Samford
Feb. 24       Stryker Brown, Georgia Southern
March 3      Aaron Mizell, Georgia Southern
March 10     Forrest Brandt, Davidson
March 17     Adam Martin, Western Carolina
March 24     Jordan McDonald, UNCG
March 31     Tyler Filliben, Samford
April 7         Dillon Dobson, Appalachian State
April 14       Matt Brill, Appalachian State
April 21       Bradley Strong, Western Carolina
April 28       Hunter King, UNCG



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