Putzig's huge weekend leads to first OVC Player of the Week honor

Putzig's huge weekend leads to first OVC Player of the Week honor

By TTU Sports Information / OVC Media Relations

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – Tennessee Tech third baseman Trevor Putzig took home his first weekly accolades from the Ohio Valley Conference Monday afternoon, claiming league's Player of the Week award after a record-setting week by the Golden Eagles.

In three games against Illinois State, Putzig hit .727 (8-for-11) with nine runs scored, a double, four home runs, eight RBI, a 1.909 slugging percentage and .812 on-base percentage, leading the Golden Eagles to a 2-1 mark against the Redbirds.

The senior was 2-for-3 with a home run, two runs scored and a walk in the series opener. He followed that with a career day on Saturday, going 5-for-6 with five runs scored, a double, three home runs and seven RBI. The three home runs tied a TTU single-game record, also matched in the contest by junior right fielder Kevin Strohschein.

He capped the week by going 1-for-2 with two runs scored and a trio of walks. Through two weekends, Putzig is hitting .550 (11-for-20) with 10 RBI.

The Golden Eagles return to action at Bush Stadium at the Averitt Express Baseball Complex Tuesday, Feb. 27, with a midweek match-up against in-state rival Lipscomb at 3 p.m. CT. Tech will then hit the road for the first time this season, visiting in-state foe Middle Tennessee on Wednesday for a 3 p.m. contest in Murfreesboro.

Photo by Tony Marable