This release is courtesy of Southern Vermont Sports Information.
ONLINE – The accolades continue to pile up for Southern Vermont College senior Ryan Serrato (Whittier, Calif.) who added a National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) Division III Hitter of the Week Honorable Mention to his resume on Wednesday.
The award is in recognition of all games played between March 18-24.
Serrato took home his second New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) Player of the Week laurel on Monday, and he was selected to the D3baseball.com Team of the Week on February 26.
The Mountaineer was electric at the plate for SVC last week through eight total games—swinging the bat well in both Florida and New York. He recorded hits in each of the team's first seven contests to extend his hitting streak to 12-straight games, and he finished the week with a .606 (20-33) batting average. He also posted 15 RBI's, 15 runs scored, a .649 on-base percentage, and an .879 slugging percentage after notching four doubles, a triple, and a home run.
Serrato had six multi-hit games including a 5-6 performance against Edgewood College and a 4-5 showing against Division II's St. Michael's College.
"Another well-deserved honor for Ryan," said SVC head coach Adam Skonieczki. "He is really doing a great job leading our in the dugout and on the field. We are excited to have a player of his caliber in the lineup as the season progresses."
Serrato missed out on the NCBWA's top honor to Centenary College sophomore Preston Ludwick who slashed .833/.857/1.500 during the Gents' three-game series with the University of Dallas. He hit for the cycle over the course of the weekend, drove in eight runs, scored four times, and swiped a pair of bases.
Founded in 1962, the NCBWA is dedicated to the advancement of college baseball. Membership is open to writers, broadcasters, and publicists of the sport. Members receive a membership card, directory, newsletter updates, and official votes in the Dick Howser Player of the Year Award, Regional Player of the Year, and NCBWA All-America voting. The NCBWA also sponsors preseason All-America awards, publication, and writing contests.