MELBOURNE, Fla. - Following a weekend where he hit at a torrid pace, University of Tampa baseball player Sam Freitas has been pegged as the Sunshine State Conference Player of the Week.
A junior from Lawrenceville, Ga., Freitas earns Player of the Week honors after leading Tampa offensively to a series victory against Lynn University. The junior went 9-for-14 at the plate with six runs scored, four stolen bases, and an RBI across the three games this week.
Freitas' top performance came in the final game of the series were he went 4-for-4 with two runs scored, a walk, a stolen base, and an RBI. The Lawrenceville, Georgia native slashed .643/.688/.643 while recording a hit in all three games and reaching base in 11 of his 16 plate appearances.
Athletes of the Week are chosen from a pool of nominees for their performances during the week of March 25 - 31, 2019. Athletes are nominated by Sports Information Directors of member institutions.
2019 SSC Baseball Winners (Player; Pitcher)
Feb. 4: Alec Ojeda, Lynn; Cameron Enck, Rollins
Feb. 11: Cal Bocchino, Lynn; Dillon McCollough, Eckerd
Feb. 18: Garrett Hiott, Eckerd; Garrett Leonard, Rollins
Feb. 25: Chris Cabrera, Barry; Myles Gayman, Barry
Mar. 4: Zach Howard, Embry-Riddle; Keven Pimentel, Tampa
Mar. 11: Jacob Teter, Florida Southern; Heath Hawkins, Palm Beach Atlantic
Mar. 18: Alec Aleywine, Tampa; Nathan Campbell, Nova Southeastern
Mar. 25: Danny Tufariello, Palm Beach Atlantic; Garrett Goodall, Embry-Riddle
Apr. 1: Sam Freitas, Tampa; Mitchell Carroll, Palm Beach Atlantic