Blaze Glenn Named Nike Horizon League Batter of the Week

Blaze Glenn (Photo by Chris Kilroy)
Blaze Glenn (Photo by Chris Kilroy)

Indianapolis, Ind. - Youngstown State junior infielder Blaze Glenn has been named the Nike Horizon League Batter of the Week for the period of Feb. 18-24, the conference office announced on Monday.

Glenn, a Second-Team All-Horizon League selection last season, earns the award for the first time in his career.

Glenn batted .500 with two singles, a double, a two-run home run and four RBIs in eight at-bats over three games this past weekend at No. 6/11 Florida State. He also recorded eight total bases, two walks, three runs scored and an OBP of .545 while slugging 1.000 for the weekend.

The Toronto, Ohio, native went 2-for-4 with a single, a two-run homer and a run scored while driving in both of YSU's runs in a hard-fought 4-2 loss on Friday. With a runner on in the top of the first inning, he rocketed the first pitch he saw from FSU starter Drew Parrish off the scoreboard in left field to give the Penguins an early 2-0 lead. It was Glenn's second homer of the season; he also hit a two-run shot at No. 9/15 Mississippi State on opening weekend.

Glenn's blast on Friday was the first hit of the season given up by Parrish, who had previously tossed five innings in the Seminoles' combined no-hitter against Maine on opening day. The homer apparently also had enough power to cause operational damage to the scoreboard at Dick Howser Stadium as it was temporarily shut down following impact.

Glenn also drove in both of YSU's runs in game one of a doubleheader on Saturday, going 1-for-1 and collecting RBIs on a single and a sacrifice fly. He went 1-for-3 with a double, two walks and two runs scored in a 7-4 loss in the second game of the doubleheader.

Glenn currently leads the Horizon League with a .667 slugging percentage, and is tied for the league lead with two home runs. He is also tied for the second in the conference with six runs batted in.

The Penguins will begin a three-game series at Tennessee Tech this Friday, March 1, at 7 p.m. ET.