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Second-Straight Honor for Texas State

The Southland Conference named Texas State shortstop Thomas Field as the SLC Hitter of the Week after leading the Bobcats to a five-game sweep last week against Texas-Pan American and Central Arkansas. Kane Holbrooks also receive honorable mention accolades for his pitching performance, announced league officials Monday.

Field headed the second-best offense in the league this week, going 15-for-22 at the plate for a .682 batting average. The hitter watched his average improve 62 points over the week and now heads the team offense. The Hewitt native notched six extra-base hits, three of which were home runs to contribute to a stellar 1.227 slugging percentage over the week. Field added 27 total bases to his count, now totaling 93, a seventh-place league spot.

The lead-off hitter went 5-for-8 in the Bobcats two-game series with Texas-Pan American, scoring five runs and batting in two towards the sweep. Friday night’s series opener against the Bears, Field went 4-for-5, including a grand slam in the fifth inning, and fell a triple shy of hitting his second cycle of the season. Game Two and Three proved just as prosperous for the shortstop. Field led off both contests with home runs and finished 3-for-4 with a pair of runs and RBI in the ‘Cats 16-6 outing and 3-for-5 with three runs and two RBI in the final 11-5 contest.

Right-handed pitcher Kane Holbrooks received honorable mention for SLC Pitcher of the Week after aiding the Bobcats to an 8-0 combined shutout Wednesday night over UTPA. The Fort Worth native tossed 6.0 solid innings and allowed just four hits while facing 22 batters. Holbrooks held his opponents to a .182 batting average and notched his first combined shutout and second win of the season.

This is the first honor for Field and Texas State’s second of the season, after Steven Siers was named Pitcher of the Week April 14.

Texas State will take on No. 8 Texas A&M Tuesday night in College Station. First pitch is slated for 6:30 p.m. at Olsen Field.

By AMBER ARTERBERRY
Assistant Sports Information Director

Photos by Amber Arterberry

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