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Chase Counts Named ODAC Baseball Player of the Week

Chase Counts
Chase Counts

HAMPDEN-SYDNEY, Va. -- Hampden-Sydney College junior Chase Counts/Virginia Beach has been named the Old Dominion Athletic Conference Baseball Player of the Week for the period April 15-21.

The starting second baseman led the Tigers to a 2-1 week with a win past Lynchburg (11-3) before splitting a doubleheader at Shenandoah (20-6, 14-17) while hitting .600 (9-15) with four home runs, one double, nine runs, nine RBIs, three walks and a stolen base.  He posted a slugging percentage of 1.467 along with an on-base percentage of .667.  Counts was 5-10 during the doubleheader split at Shenandoah, including two homers, three runs and four RBIs in each game, while he was 4-5 with a double, three runs, one RBI and the steal at home against Lynchburg.

Through 33 games, all starts, Chase is hitting .378 (51-135) with seven home runs, two triples, seven doubles, 39 runs, 29 RBIs, nine walks, one hit-by-pitch, four sacrifice hits, three sac flies and two stolen bases.  He leads the team in at-bats, hits, homers, runs scored, total bases (83) and slugging percentage (.615), while tied for the team lead in triples and sac flies, second in RBIs, is tied for second in sac hits, and fourth in doubles and on-base percentage (.412).  Counts leads the ODAC in runs, is tied for third in home runs, fourth in slugging percentage, fifth in batting average, tied for eighth in triples, tied for ninth in RBIs and 10th at-bats.  He adds a fielding percentage of .949 with 50 putouts and 81 assists in 138 total chances.

H-SC (16-15-2, 10-8-1) will host its final three regular season ODAC games this week at Yank Bernier Field at the Ty Cobb Ballpark – Wurdeman Stadium … against Virginia Wesleyan University on Tuesday, April 23, at 4 p.m., before welcoming Ferrum College for a doubleheader on Saturday, April 27, beginning at 12 p.m.