Embler Earns SoCon Player of the Week
SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Austin Embler (Southern Pines, N.C./Pinecrest) has earned the Southern Conference’s Player of the Week honor for his performance in five games last week. This is the first player of the week honor for Embler, and the first for UNCG this season.
Embler hit for a .545 (12-for-22) average as UNCG went 3-2 last week. The redshirt sophomore had at least one hit in every contest and multi-hit games in four of five contests. Embler serves as the lead off hitter for the Spartans as he scored five runs and had an on-base percentage of .583. The second baseman also drove in six runs, including three in the 12-3 victory in the Sunday finale against Princeton.
UNCG is back in action Friday, as it hosts Lafayette for the first of a four-game series. Originally scheduled for Thursday, the series with Lafayette has been moved to a Friday, Saturday, Sunday series due to travel issues.