The senior outfielder becomes the first Wolf Pack baseball player this season to earn the weekly conference award.
After leading the Wolf Pack baseball team to three crucial conference victories over the weekend, Loyola University New Orleans senior outfielder Alexander Lorenzo (SR/Miami, Fla.) was named this week's Southern States Athletic Conference (SSAC) Baseball Player of the week, as announced by the league on Monday afternoon.
Lorenzo was an offensive force for Loyola against Brewton-Parker on the road, helping the team earn a sweep of the Barons in Mt. Vernon, Georgia on Friday and Saturday.
In game one, Lorenzo recorded three hits (including a home run) and scored two runs as Loyola grabbed game one of the three-game series, 7-4. Lorenzo added another homer and three RBI in Friday's nightcap to help the Wolf Pack hold on to earn the 10-8 victory in the second game of the conference twinbill.
The Miami native capped off his weekend by going 3-for-4 with two triples and four RBI in the Wolf Pack's series-clinching 16-6 victory on Saturday afternoon.
Overall, Lorenzo finished the weekend with eight hits, five runs scored, two triples, two home runs and eight RBI.
The only player on the team to appear in all 46 games thus far, Lorenzo leads the Wolf Pack in nearly all statistical categories including batting average (0.392), runs (35), hits (60), doubles (15), RBI (54), and home runs (10).
Alexander's .392 batting average is the best in the SSAC and his 60 hits thus far are just one back of Middle Georgia State's Jesus Monserrat for the conference lead. Lorenzo's 54 RBI are second most in the league while his 0-712 slugging percentage lands him at No. 3 in the SSAC.
Nationally, Lorenzo ranks 15th in the NAIA with 54 RBI and he is amongst the country's leaders in five other categories.
Following a nonconference game tomorrow in Baton Rouge against Southern, Loyola (21-25, 7-11 SSAC) will welcome Bethel University to Segnette Field for a three-game series starting on Friday, April 21, at 4:00 p.m.
Other Player of the Week Nominees: Mason Schoettlin, Mobile (Ala.); Caleb Leach, Blue Mountain (Miss.); Mikal Flores, Middle Georgia State; John Price, Faulkner (Ala.)
Previous Winners (Pitcher, Player)
Week 1: Ben Hargrove (Martin Methodist), Tra'mayne Holmes (Faulkner)
Week 2: Ivan Pelaez (Faulkner), Caleb Leach (Blue Mountain)
Week 3: Ivan Pelaez (Faulkner), Chris Hopballe (Mobile)
Week 4: Braxton Rhodes (Mobile), Tyler Odom (William Carey)
Week 5: Devin Smith (William Carey), James Land (William Carey)
Week 6: Logan Underhill (Martin Methodist), Caleb Leach (Blue Mountain)
Week 7: Garrett Waters (Mobile), Tra'mayne Holmes (Faulkner)
Week 8: Mason Klotz (Middle Georgia), James Land (William Carey)