MELBOURNE, Fla. - After leading the No. 5 University of Tampa baseball team to a road series win over SSC rival Florida Southern, Yorvis Torrealba has earned the honors of the Sunshine State Conference Player of the Week.
The junior outfielder from Parkland, Fla., is recognized for the first time in his career after leading Tampa at the plate to an SSC series win. The junior outfielder went 7-for-12 while recording at least two runs in every game of the series as well as tallying three home runs during the series. Torrealba finished atop of the SSC in hitting with a .417 average and a slugging percentage of .697.
Torrealba's top game came in a 7-5 victory where he went a perfect 4-for-4 with two home runs, two RBI, and four runs scored. For the week, Torrealba put up an unbelievable .583/.688/1.333 with three home runs, four runs batted in, and eight runs scored.
Athletes of the Week are chosen from a pool of nominees for their performances during the week of April 15 - 21, 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
Apr. 8: Kyle Guttveg, Embry-Riddle; Dominic Jeancola, Embry-Riddle
Apr. 15: Mitch Calandra, Eckerd; Frank Gonzalez, Barry
Apr. 22: Danny Sirven, Tampa; Dillon McCollough, Eckerd
May 6: Mitch Calandra, Eckerd; Ryan Nolan, Saint Leo
May 13: Yorvis Torrealba, Tampa; Shane Haight, Saint Leo