Coppin State Justin Banks Named MEAC Baseball Player of The Week




Coppin State Sports Information


NORFOLK, Va. – Coppin State’s Justin Banks has been named the MEAC Baseball Player of the Week, it was announced by the league office on Monday afternoon.  This is the first weekly honor bestowed upon Banks this season and he is the fourth different Eagles player to be named Player of the Week by the MEAC this year.

A junior first baseman from Fairfield, Calif., Banks hit .462 (6-for-13) to lead Coppin State to a pair of MEAC victories at Delaware State last weekend.  Banks also collected a .846 slugging percentage and .632 on-base percentage with four runs scored, four RBI, two doubles, a home run and five walks, two of which were intentional.

Starting the week with a non-conference tilt against George Washington, Banks drove in the team’s lone run with a double and he was also hit by a pitch.

In conference action against the Hornets, Banks started the weekend with a double and two walks on Friday.  He followed that up with a 2-for-3 three RBI performance on Saturday where he also scored twice, homered and drew three walks – two intentional.  In the finale, Banks had another two hits and two runs scored.

For the season, Banks is hitting .407 with a league-high five home runs and his 23 RBIs are second in the conference despite playing in just 16 games.  Banks currently ranks in the top ten nationally in RBI per game while slugging .712 to go with a .486 on-base percentage.

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