COLORADO SPRINGS—Even though the team success was not what Adams State Head Coach Dervin Taylor had hoped for, the coach did see a bright spot in this past weekend's series against New Mexico Highlands University.
The Grizzlies, who went 1-3 on the weekend, saw sophomore Tyler Hays turn into a hitting machine after the first game and because of it she earned the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Player of the Week honor.
Hays started the weekend going 0-for-4 but in the final three games she was an astounding 11-of-14 (.786) at the plate. She finished the weekend 11-of-18 (.611). Of those 11 hits, five were extra base hits including two home runs. She had six RBI and scored seven runs. She drew one walk and had contact in all 18 of her plate appearances as she did not strikeout once.
She currently leads the conference in batting by two points with a .517 batting average; leads the hits category by three with 46.
"She is one of the hardest-working kids on the field," said Taylor after the honor was announced. "She always wants to stay after for more hitting and defense, I am really proud of her for the way that she stepped up her game in he classroom."
The Grizzlies hold a 7-19 overall record and a 6-10 RMAC record. The record has ASU tied with New Mexico Highlands for eighth place in the RMAC Standings. The Grizzlies look to regain sole possession of the eight place position when they host Fort Lewis College on Saturday and Sunday for a 4-game series.
Photo courtesy of ASU.