PUEBLO, Colo. (May 11, 2017) – The votes are in and Colorado State University – Pueblo Baseball's Chris Devery has been tabbed South Central Region Player of the Week by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association.
Devery (Jr., Saugus, Calif.) went on a tear last weekend against Adams State University as he led the Pack to a 2-2 weekend and the No. 4 seed in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Tournament.
Batting out of the cleanup spot, Devery came through with 16 RBIs. He slugged at an impressive 1,222 clip. Devery hit .556 (10-for-18) for the series and finished with a .579 on base percentage. He recorded a1,801 OPS on the strength of two home runs, four doubles and a triple.
The junior also scored six times. Devery was clutch, batting .727 with runners in scoring position and collecting.571 average with two outs.
During the first game of Saturday's doubleheader, Devery crushed a home run and brought in six runs. He followed it up with another bomb, and five RBIs in game two. Devery went 3-for-4 in both games with four runs scored.
In Sunday's series finale, Devery had a 3-for-6 day at the plate with two doubles and a triple. He added five more RBIs. The 16 RBIs nearly doubled Devery's season total, giving him 33 on the year.
Devery now ranks sixth in the RMAC with a team-best .393 average. His .481 OBP stands fourth in the conference. With three home runs, Devery leads the Pack in big flies.
Devery's NCBWA Regional Player of the Week Award comes one day after he received his first RMAC Player of the Week Award. He becomes the third Pack student-athlete to receive an NCBWA Regional Player of the Week accolade in 2017. Kyle Lazcano (Sr., Anaheim Hills, Calif.) received Pitcher of the Week honors April 12.
The Pack's third baseman will look to extend his eight-game hitting streak Thursday when CSU-Pueblo plays No. 1 seed Colorado Mesa University in the second round of the RMAC Tournament. First pitch is scheduled for 3:30 p.m.
As a member of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, Colorado State University – Pueblo competes in 22 varsity sports in NCAA Division II intercollegiate athletics.