Devery Named National Hitter of the Week

Devery Named National Hitter of the Week

PUEBLO, Colo. (May 12, 2017) Chris Devery of the Colorado State University-Pueblo Baseball team completed the player of the week triple crown Friday when he was named National Hitter of the Week by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association. Devery is the first Pack player to earn this honor in team history. 

He was also named Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Player of the Week and NCBWA Player of the Week. Both of these awards were the first of Devery's career. 

Devery (Jr., Saugus, Calif.) hit .556 (10-for-18) in the Pack's series against Adams State University 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.

Batting out of the cleanup spot, Devery came through with 16 RBIs. He slugged at an impressive 1,222 clip. The junior also scored six times. Devery was clutch, batting .727 with runners in scoring position and posted a .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, as he ended the year with 34 RBIs.

Devery finished as the ThunderWolves leader in average at .387. His .478 on base percentage was also the highest by a Pack player in 2017. The third baseman led the Pack with three home runs.

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As a member of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, Colorado State University – Pueblo competes in 22 varsity sports in NCAA Division II intercollegiate athletics.