Fort Hays State baseball senior Garrett Stephens has been selected as the Mammoth Turf Baseball Hitter of the Week, announced Wednesday (Feb. 19) by the league office.
Stephens helped the Tigers (9-3) to a sweep of New Mexico Highlands over the weekend, batting .733 with four extra-base hits. He was 11-for-15 with three doubles, one home run, seven runs scored and five RBI. Adding in a walk and a hit-by-pitch, the senior reached base in 13 of his 17 plate appearances.
His fifth home run of the season on Sunday helped the Tigers complete a come-from-behind 7-6 win. He has now hit safely in 10 of the 12 games this season and is riding an eight-game hitting streak. The catcher gunned down the only runner who tried to steal a base this weekend, his sixth caught stealing of the year.
Stephens leads all Division II in hits and total bases while leading the MIAA in batting average, slugging percentage, on-base percentage, runs scored, RBI and home runs.
He is the first Tiger to earn a weekly MIAA award since Alex Weiss in 2018 (4/17/18).
Tiger baseball wraps up a long homestand this weekend (Feb. 21-23) when it hosts CSU-Pueblo for another four-game series. Things get underway at Larks Park on Friday at 3 p.m. before a doubleheader beginning at noon on Saturday. The teams will wrap up the series with a single game on Sunday.