Indianapolis -- Youngstown State senior first baseman Jeremy Banks has been named the Horizon League Batter of the Week for the second consecutive week, this time for the period of March 5-11, the conference office announced on March 12.
Banks becomes the first Penguin to repeat as the league's player week since YSU joined the conference in 2002. He is also the first conference player to win batter-of-the-week accolades since Wright State's Ross Oeder four years ago.
Banks batted .545 with three home runs, two doubles and eight RBIs over the weekend in YSU's three games at VMI. He reached base in 10 of his 15 plate appearances for an on-base percentage of .667, and he posted a slugging percentage of 1.545. In the Penguins' 10-2 win on Sunday, he hit a solo homer in the first inning and a go-ahead three-run home run in the eighth.
Banks leads the Horizon League in in batting average (.481), on-base percentage (.578), slugging percentage (.923), RBIs (23), home runs (5) and doubles (8).
UIC's Brian Evak was named the Horizon League Pitcher of the Week.
YSU will play at Norfolk State on Tuesday before welcoming Milwaukee to Eastwood Field on Friday for the start of a three-game series.