Junior first baseman and Granite Hills alum hit three home runs and drove in 10 runs over four games last week
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May 7, 2018 (San Diego) - Junior first baseman Jordan Verdon won his second Collegiate Baseball National Player of the Week Award of the season on Monday after hitting three home runs and driving in 10 runs over four games last week. Verdon is one of nine players in the country to have won multiple National Player of the Week Awards this season.
The Granite Hills HS product became the second Aztec this season to homer in three consecutive games, joining Chad Bible after hitting his ninth, 10th, and 11th home runs of the season against UC Riverside and New Mexico last week.
Verdon opened his week up with three consecutive performances with at least one home run and three RBIs, including three-hit showings in SDSU's 8-6 win over UC Riverside and SDSU's 11-5 series-opening win over New Mexico on Friday.
On the year, Verdon is third in the Mountain West in RBIs (52), second in doubles (21), third in home runs (11), and fourth in batting average (.369). Verdon is the only player in the Mountain West to be in the league's top four in home runs, RBIs, and batting average.
Verdon also ranks inside the nation's top 25 in several statistical categories. Currently, Verdon stands fifth in doubles (21), 16th in total bases (125), and 25th in RBIs (52).
Verdon also made some edits to the SDSU record book this past weekend, belting his 18th career home run on Saturday, which puts him in a tie for 20th in program history with MLB and SDSU Hall of Famer, Tony Gwynn. Verdon's 21st double of the season hit on Saturday is also tied for the most by an Aztec in a single season since 2002.
SDSU baseball plays its final regular-season home series of the season this weekend, hosting San Jose State for a four-game series beginning Friday at 6:00 p.m. Stay tuned for possible coverage by ECM Sports.
Collegiate Baseball National Players of the Week -- 5/7/18
1B Jordan Verdon, San Diego State
RHP Casey Mize, Auburn
1B Adam Sasser, Georgia
RHP Nick Sandlin, Southern Mississippi
LHP Haylen Green, TCU
RHP Jake Eissler, TCU
RHP Chance Kirby, UTSA
RHP Brian Eichhorn, Georgia Southern
RHP Cody Deason, Arizona