Posted: Feb 20, 2018
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Santa Clara baseball first baseman Jake Brodt was named the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) National Hitter of the Week on Tuesday.
In game two of the season opening series against Boston College on Feb. 17, Brodt hit two grand slams in one inning, becoming just the seventh Division I player to accomplish the feat since the NCAA began keeping records in 1957. The senior from Huntington Beach, California, is the first to record the feat since T.J. Soto of Louisiana Tech did it against Western Kentucky in 2000.
Founded in 1962, the NCBWA Board reviews candidates from each Division I Conference each week and names winners each Tuesday throughout the season. Southern Miss junior right-handed pitcher Nick Sandlin was named National Pitcher of the Week.
This honor follows Monday's announcement that Brodt was named the Rawlings West Coast Conference Player of the week.
Brodt blasted two grand slams in the seventh inning of Saturday's 20-9 win against Boston College, helping head coach Rusty Filter with his first win at Santa Clara.
The first grand slam came with Santa Clara trailing 9-7 and gave the Broncos the go ahead lead. Brodt also hit a solo home run in the sixth inning along with a sacrifice fly in the first to drive in 10 runs in the game.
For the series, the six-foot-five first baseman hit safely in all three games batting .462 (6-for-13) with a slugging percentage of 1.231.
The grand slams were featured on ESPN's SportsCenter on Sunday.