Defiance junior infielder Ben Bucklew (Archbold, Ohio / Archbold) has been named the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Baseball Hitter of the Week.
Bucklew helped the Yellow Jackets secure a spot in the HCAC Tournament as the four seed after sweeping Franklin and Mount St. Joseph last week. The junior went 9-for-14 at the plate with a .643 batting average and a .857 slugging percentage. Bucklew tallied four RBI with a double and a triple. The junior also showed his speed on the base paths registering four stolen bases.
The Defiance Yellow Jackets (21-14-1, 10-8 HCAC) will face Transylvania on Thursday at 12:30 p.m. in the HCAC Baseball Tournament.
|Week 1||Parker Reynolds, Bluffton University|
|Week 2||Colin Gregory, Bluffton University|
|Week 3||Michael Blair, Transylvania University|
|Week 4||Tyler LaFollette, Manchester University|
|Week 5||Hudson Chastain, Transylvania University|
|Week 6||Joe Moran, Anderson University|
|Week 7||Joe Moran, Anderson University|
|Week 8||Ryan Bixler, Franklin College|
|Week 9||Harris Camp, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology|
|Week 10||Ben Bucklew, Defiance College|