NCAA DII SIAC/Baseball
Kentucky State Sports Information
ATLANTA – The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference honored a Kentucky State University baseball player for his work during the Thorobreds’ eight baseball games this week, the league announced today (March 18, 2019).
Senior Russell Sims (Harrodsburg, KY) was named SIAC Player of the Week after helping Kentucky State to 5-3 record, two of the losses coming to Division I opponents.
“I’m happy to see Russ earn this recognition,” said Kentucky State University head coach Rob Henry. “He not only had a great week against some very good competition, but he’s been good all season long. He’s a great defender at shortstop, and is the catalyst for our offense in the leadoff spot. I’m proud of how he’s developed, and I am excited about the rest of the season for him and us as a whole.”
Sims was spectacular for the Thorobreds, hitting .481 over eight games in which two contests coming against Division I opponents, Murray State and Eastern Kentucky University. The 6’1 senior finished with a slash line of .481/.548/.566 and recorded hits in all eight games.
He notched multiple hits in four of the contests and finished with eight RBIs as KSU went 3-1 against Morehouse.
Kentucky State (13-5-1 overall) returns to the diamond 3 p.m. Wednesday in non-conference action at Lincoln Memorial.
- 6′ 1″
- 180 lbs