COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – After helping the Tennessee Tech baseball team to a huge series win over Ohio Valley Conference rival Austin Peay and putting up career-numbers over the weekend, junior Daniel Miles has been rewarded for his efforts, being named adidas OVC Player of the Week.
Miles went bananas over the week, collecting seven hits in 14 bats for a .500 average. The third baseman hammered four home runs, scored seven times, walked five times, and recorded nine RBI, all while putting up a 1.357 slugging percentage and .632 on-base percentage.
On Saturday, the junior tied a Golden Eagle record, crushing three dingers in a single contest. Miles went yard in three consecutive innings and drove in six runs against Austin Peay, guiding his team to a 10-7 win. He also combined with shortstop Dylan Bosheers to become the first set of teammates to hit back-to-back dingers in back-to-back innings in Tech history. Each hit first-pitch bombs in both the fourth and fifth innings.
He added another home run on Sunday, going back-to-back with designated hitter Brandon Thomasson in the second inning to set up a 12-4 win against the Govs.
Miles leads the Golden Eagles in both average and slugging percentage, totaling marks of .343 and .657, respectivley. He ranks second on the team and fourth in the OVC with seven home runs and has driven in 28 runs in 28 games played.
Here's a look at the rest of the awards in the OVC this week:
Player of the Week
Others Nominated: Craig Massoni, Austin Peay; Judah Akers, Belmont; Nick Priessman, Eastern Illinois; Kyle Nowlin, Eastern Kentucky; Michael Bishop, Jacksonville State; Taylor Pickens, Morehead State; Matt Tellor, Southeast Missouri; Joel Greatting, SIUE; Matt Young, UT Martin.
Pitcher of the Week
Travis Felax, RHP • Jr., 6-4, 235 • Troy, Ill. • SIUE
Others Nominated: Lee Ridenhour, Austin Peay; Austin Coley, Belmont; Garrison Stenger, Eastern Illinois; Luke Shearrow, Southeast Missouri.