Las Cruces, NM – Senior Bobby Lecount of the New Mexico State baseball team has been named Western Athletic Conference Hitter of the Week by the league office for his play during April 29-May 5. This is the second career WAC Hitter of the Week honor for Lecount.
The senior from Shoreline, Wash., led the Aggies to a 3-0 series sweep over San Jose State.
Lecount hit .556 (5-for-9) on the week while striking out just once and walking four times. He also hit three home runs, including two in the opening game of the series when he went 3-for-4 with six RBI and three runs scored. He finished the week with 10 RBI, a 1.556 slugging percentage and a .692 on-base percentage, while marking a 1.000 fielding percentage at third base. Lecount hit his third home run of the week in a 9-0 win on Saturday. In Sunday’s series finale against SJSU, Lecount picked up a two-RBI single in the seventh when the Aggies came from behind to win 8-5, securing the series sweep.
Lecount currently leads the team with 12 home runs on the year and is second on the team with a .365 batting average. His batting average improves to .406 in WAC play, ranking him second in the league (behind Tanner Rust). In conference-games only, Lecount leads the league in slugging percentage (.841), on-base percentage (.543), walks (20) and RBI (30). This marks the second consecutive week where Lecount has marked a 1.000 slugging percentage or better and a .550 on-base percentage or better.
Lecount and the rest of the Aggies head to San Antonio, Texas to face UTSA in a three-game WAC series starting Friday, May 10 at 5:00 p.m. (MT). Game two of the series is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 11 and the series finale is set for noon on Sunday, May 12.