Banks Named Horizon League Batter of the Week

Jeremy Banks
Jeremy Banks

Youngstown State senior first baseman Jeremy Banks has been named the Horizon League Batter of the Week for the period of Feb. 27 to March 4, the conference office announced on March 6.

Banks, a native of Steubenville, Ohio, batted .462 and was named to the all-tournament team last week as YSU competed at the Austin Peay Riverview Inn Classic. Banks reached base seven times in YSU's 16-15 loss in 10 innings to Iowa on Sunday. He hit a go-ahead two-run home run in the ninth, recorded three singles and walked three times in the contest. He drove in a career-high six runs, and he scored three times. Banks also went 2-for-5 with a run scored and an RBI against Austin Peay.

Banks currently leads the Horizon League in batting average (.463) and RBIs (15), and he is tied for the lead in home runs (2).

Valparaiso's Tyler Deetjen was named the Horizon League Pitcher of the Week.

Banks and the Penguins will play three games at VMI this weekend.