COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (February 6, 2018) – Billy Reyes of the Colorado State University-Pueblo Baseball team's debut week with the Pack culminated Tuesday when Reyes garnered Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Player of the Week honors.
Making the first start of his Pack career, Reyes (Jr., Yucaipa, Calif.) went 2-for-2 with a home run and five RBIs to lead the Pack to a 12-5 victory No. 35 West Texas A&M University. Reyes also drew two walks, helping the Pack earn its first victory of 2018.
Reyes hit a sacrifice fly in the second inning to give the Pack a 2-0 lead over the Buffaloes. With CSU-Pueblo holding a one-run lead in the fourth, Reyes blasted the Pack's first homer of 2018. His two-run shot made it a 5-2 lead. Reyes added a two-run single in the eighth that helped the Pack clinch a 12-5 win.
Through week one, Reyes leads the RMAC with five RBIs. His .667 average also ties him for the RMAC lead. The Pack's center fielder has a 1.667 slugging percentage, second-best in the RMAC.
Reyes' honor is the first bestowed by the conference this season. With Reyes earning the first RMAC Player of the Week honor of 2018, a Pack student-athlete has received a RMAC Player/Pitcher of the Week award in Week one for six consecutive seasons. Reyes' teammate Jake Boyd (Sr., Salt Lake City, Utah) claimed the honor after week one last season.
Reyes and the Pack will return to action Thursday Feb. 8 when they play Pittsburg State University in a doubleheader starting at 1 p.m. at Rawlings Field. This home series was moved to Thursday-Friday due to snowy weather expected Saturday in Southern Colorado.
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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.