Three weeks, three different players of the week for the South Dakota State University baseball team.
Jackrabbit outfielder/designated hitter Joel Blake took his turn at being honored as Summit League Player of the Week, league officials announced Monday.
A sophomore from Langley, British Columbia, Blake helped lead the Jackrabbits to a 3-1 record last weekend against IPFW. In the four-game series, Blake hit a team-best .611 (11-for-18) with six runs scored and six RBI. Of his 11 hits, seven were doubles and one was a home run. Blake doubled in every game against the Mastodons, including hitting two doubles in each of the last three contests.
Blake joins Jesse Sawyer (April 27) and Stephen Turner (May 4) as recent winners of the Summit League weekly award.
The Jackrabbits, 21-27 overall and 14-9 in The Summit League, will attempt to secure a berth in the league postseason tournament when it opens a four-game series Thursday against Southern Utah. First pitch is slated for 3 p.m. The four-game series also includes a doubleheader starting at noon Friday and an 11 a.m. contest on Saturday.