Youngstown State junior infielder Nico Padovan has been named the Horizon League Batter of the Week for the period ending March 13, the conference office announced.
Padovan, a native of San Pedro, Calif., batted .556 while hitting safely and scoring a run in all three games of YSU's series at Missouri. He singled and scored the winning run in YSU's 4-3 victory in game one of Saturday's doubleheader, and he singled and scored in another Penguins win in game two. He finished the weekend 5-of-9 at the plate with four runs scored, three walks and a stolen base.
Padovan is batting .333 this season, which is his first at Youngstown State. The transfer from L.A. Harbor College was hitless in his previous eight at bats before his big weekend in helping the Penguins win two of three games against the Tigers.
Youngstown State will begin Horizon League play at Wright State with a three-game series this weekend. The Penguins and Raiders will play at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, 2 p.m. on Saturday and 1 p.m. on Sunday.