Centre Sports: Cook earns national baseball player of the week award
Kyle Cook of Centre College has been named the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association NCAA¿Division III¿national player of the week. (Centre College / April 20, 2012)
Cook, a sophomore outfielder who was earlier named the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference player of the week, batted .692 (9 for 13), scored nine runs and drove in 10 as Centre went 2-2 last week.
He also walked four times, was hit by a pitch, stole four bases, and hit his first three career home runs.
Cook had a .778 on-base percentage and a 1.385 slugging percentage for the week, and raised his season average 80 points to .343.
He continued his strong play in Tuesday's 11-10 loss to Maryville (Tenn.) by going 3 for 5 with two runs scored and three driven in, including a two-run home run in the second inning. He is now hitting .360 with four home runs, 23 RBIs and 17 runs scored in 26 games.