Youngstown State junior Andrew Kendrick has been named the Horizon League Batter of the Week for the period ending Feb. 26, the conference office announced on Monday.
Kendrick, a first baseman from Springfield, Mo., has now won the award during each of the first two weeks of the season. After six games, Kendrick leads the country in home runs per game (1.00), RBIs per game (2.50) and slugging percentage (1.318).
He went 5-for-10 with a home run, four runs scored and four RBIs in the Penguins' three-game series at Georgia Tech this past weekend. He added three walks and was hit by a pitch to bring his on-base percentage to .600. His slugging percentage was an impressive .900.
Kendrick played a big role in the Penguins' 12-3 win over the 17th-ranked Yellow Jackets on Sunday. Batting in the cleanup spot, he went 3-for-4 with his sixth home run of the season, three runs scored and three RBIs. He went 1-for-3 in each of the first two games of the season.
Youngstown State will begin a three game series at Eastern Kentucky on Friday at 4 p.m.