Scheiner - American Player of the Week

March 20, 2017

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Houston Baseball's Jake Scheiner belted six home runs and hit .813 (13-for-16) last week en route to being named the American Athletic Conference Player of the Week, announced by the league office Monday.

Scheiner helped Houston to a perfect 4-0 week and to a 13-5 overall record with a midweek win over McNeese and a series sweep of Alabama State.

The Santa Rosa, Calif. native, went 13-for-16 (.813 avg) with eight runs, 15 RBI, six home runs and a triple on the week. He notched two games where he hit at least two home runs (McNeese, Alabama State (3/19)) and became the first Cougar since Austin Gracey in 2010 to hit three home runs in a game.

Scheiner slugged an impressive 2.063 in the four games and notched an on-base percentage of .789, while walking once and not recording a strikeout at the plate.

Scheiner leads Houston with a .456 average through 18 games and is slugging .941 with eight home runs, seven doubles and a triple. He paces the team with 27 RBI and is second-best on the team with 15 runs scored.

Tuesday vs. McNeese | 3x4, 2 R, 5 RBI, 2 HR
Friday vs. Alabama State | 2x3, R, 2 RBI, 3B
Saturday vs. Alabama State | 3x4, R, RBI, HR
Sunday vs. Alabama State | 5x5, 4 R, 7 RBI, 3 HR
TOTALS: .813 AVG, 13 H, 8 R, 3B, 6 HR, 15 RBI

This weekly honor is the first for Scheiner in his career.

The Cougars have now won three Pitcher of the Week honors and one Player of the Week in the five weeks played this season.

Houston Baseball will travel to Lafayette, La. To take on nationally-ranked Louisiana at 6 p.m. Tuesday before returning to Schroeder Park to host Texas Southern at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

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