SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – Junior centerfielder Tommy Jew of the newly ranked No. 25 UC Santa Barbara baseball team was named Big West Field Player of the Week, it was announced on Monday afternoon.
It is the second career weekly honor for Jew, who hit .526 (10-for-19) with two home runs, eight RBIs and scored six runs in a 4-0 week for the Gauchos.
The San Ramon, Calif. native began the week with a 2-for-4 performance, a homerun, double and two runs in a 5-3 win over Pepperdine on Monday and continued to tear the cover off the ball in New Orleans.
In a series sweep over Tulane, who was 10-3 entering the weekend, Jew hit .533 (8-for-15) with a home run, seven RBIs, a pair of doubles and four runs scored. He also added a career-high three stolen bases in Saturday's come-from-behind 8-7 win while going 3-for-5 at the plate. In Friday's series opening 7-4 victory, Jew went 3-for-6 at the dish and made a spectacular catch in centerfield, scaling the wall to rob a home run.
Jew upped his average to .351 (20-for-57) for the season and leads Santa Barbara with five home runs and 15 RBIs.
UCSB (11-2) is back in action on Tuesday, Mar. 12 against Nevada at 3:00 p.m. at Caesar Uyesaka Stadium and host a three-game series with Cal Baptist this weekend.