STEPHEN BULL CLAIMS TWO NATIONAL PLAYER OF THE WEEK HONORS
April 14, 2014
TUCSON, Ariz. –It was a historic week for senior outfielder Stephen Bull (Millsboro, Del.) and he was rewarded on Monday afternoon, as two different publications selected him as a National Player of the Week. The achievement is the first in the history of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore baseball program after he was named a Louisville Slugger National Player of the Week by Collegiate Baseball and NCAA.com Player of the Week, it was announced today.
His accolades come after he went 15-for-22 across a five-game span. Bull was one of four players named by Collegiate Baseball and he claimed NCAA.com Player of the Week laurels after hitting .681 to lead the Hawks to their first three-game win streak since 2012.
“It’s hard to find words of how excited and appreciative I am to receive these honors,” said Bull. “I really just thank God for it all.”
The senior fell just four hits shy of the NCAA Division I record for most consecutive hits after he was 10-for-10 between four games. He is currently riding a 19-game hit streak that dates back until March 2nd and has atleast three hits in five of the past nine games.
He highlighted his week with a 5-for-5 performance against Navy, where he had two RBI and one run to lead the Hawks to their first sweep of the Midshipmen in program history. Bull was also 4-for-4 with three runs in Saturday’s 6-5 victory over Norfolk State. He finished the NSU series going 9-for-12 with two doubles and six runs.
Courtesy of his phenomenal week, Bull saw his batting average rise .78 points from .258 to .336. He was also a force in centerfield with several big catches in the gaps. He posted 19 putouts altogether, including a season-high eight on Wednesday in the Hawks’ 8-7 win vs. Navy.
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