West York's Brett Kinneman keeps raking for North Carolina State baseball team
West York graduate Brett Kinneman continues to crush at the plate this season for the North Carolina State baseball team.
His recent torrid stretch has landed him Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Week for the second straight week. He also picked up National Player of the Week honor from Collegiate Baseball Newspaper.
The junior outfielder went 9 for 19 during the week to compile a .474 batting average. He had nine hits during the run, three of which were home runs.
Kinneman is also tied for the NCAA Division I home run lead with eight on the season. He hit a pair of them during a Feb. 26 15-5 victory versus Air Force, which gave him six home runs in his last four games.
He saw his streak of four straight games going deep come to an end during Friday’s 11-1 victory against Bowling Green; Kinneman would register a double and a single. Saturday’s tilt with Campbell saw Kinneman mash his conference-leading eighth long ball of the year as the Wolfpack scored a 21-4 rout.
Kinneman now sits just two homers away from his career-best 10 set last season. The former Bulldog picked up eight RBIs on the week, and now ranks second in the nation with 25 before Wednesday's action. His 24 hits entering Wednesday's play had him third in the nation.
During Wednesday's 4-1 win against Campbell, Kinneman was 1 for 3 with an RBI, he also drew two walks.
The Wolfpack are currently 11-2 on the year and sit in fourth in the ACC Atlantic Division, just two games back of first-place Florida State (13-0).
OTHER COLLEGE NOTES
Shorts continues MAC Player of the Week reign: Central York graduate Landon Shorts continued a stellar season for the Stevenson men’s volleyball team by picking up his fifth-straight Middle Atlantic Conference Player of the Week award.
The junior outside hitter recorded 12 kills on 17 attempts with no errors for a .706 hitting percentage in a 3-0 win over Arcadia. He also added two aces, four digs and a block assist.
With the victory, the Mustangs improved to 11-6 overall and their 6-0 MAC mark sees them atop the conference standings.