Robinson named C-USA Hitter of the week

May 3, 2018




Junior outfielder Mason Robinson has now improved his over batting average to .285, after an impressive week at the plate against in-state rival ULL in which he hit a cycle, and then added to that performance with a three-hit, two RBI game against Marshall, in Tech’s first ever C-USA road sweep. – Photo by Tom Morris


For the fourth time this season, the Louisiana Tech baseball team earned weekly recognition from Conference USA, as junior outfielder Mason Robinson was named Hitter of the Week, league officials announced Monday.


Robinson joins Dalton Skelton as the second Bulldog to earn Hitter of the Week accolades this season. Matt Miller and Logan Robbins were each named C-USA Pitchers of the Week earlier this year.


The Cartersville, Georgia, native got his week started in a big way – hitting for the cycle on Wednesday evening at in-state foe UL-Lafayette. The cycle, which was LA Tech’s second of the season, included Robinson notching new career-highs in both hits (four) and RBI (five) in the 15-2 dismantling of the Cajuns.


The junior got started at ULL with a two-run blast to left in the top of the second. Then, following a two-RBI triple, and a single, Robinson entered the Tech history books in the ninth. Needing a double to complete the feat, Robinson smoked a line drive to the wall in left center, and coasted into second base and the record books.


Robinson continued his strong play at the plate in the Bulldogs’ first ever C-USA road sweep this weekend at Marshall, securing three more hits and two more RBI – completing arguably, his most successful weekend as a Bulldog. In four games Robinson slugged a team-best .778, while reaching base at a .421 clip.


Following the strong weekend, Robinson has upped his season batting average to .285. His 27 RBI in 2018 are third-most on the team, while his four home runs are fourth-most.


Robinson and the Bulldogs (29-13, 13-5 C-USA) return to action at home this Tuesday night, taking on the aforementioned Ragin’ Cajuns. First pitch is set for 6 p.m.  from J.C. Love Field at Pat Patterson Park.


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