ACU’s Trevino claims Southland honor

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ABILENE – Abilene Christian senior Luis Trevino Monday was voted Southland Conference Hitter of the Week. The catcher / designated hitter hit .643 (9-for-16) from the plate, reaching base at a .700 clip and slugging 1.571 over four games last week vs. TCU and New Orleans.

He additionally set a Division I era school record with three home runs in the Wildcats’ 7-3 win over New Orleans, during a week in which he provided six RBI, scored six on his own and drew five walks.

Southland Conference Players of the Week are presented by MidSouth Bank.

Trevino started the week with a 2-for-3 performance against TCU with a run driven in and a run scored. He followed it up with another two-hit outing in the series opener against UNO, homering off Pitcher of the Week Brandon Mitchell for ACU’s first run of the ballgame.

In his first two at-bats of Saturday’s contest, Trevino rounded the bases and added a third for good measure in the seventh to finish 4-for-4. The Mission, Texas, native led off the sixth inning with a base knock and scored on a sac fly for the eventual game-winning run. The UNO pitchers’ reluctancy to face the slugger showed in the series finale as Trevino drew four free passes, including three intentional walks.

The Wildcats take on Central Arkansas in a three-game weekend series, beginning at 6 p.m. CT on Friday in Conway, Ark. With a sweep, ACU would match its program record for Southland Conference wins after posting 13 in 2015.

Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on 25 percent of ballots.

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