HATTIESBURG, Miss. - Junior right fielder Mason Irby (Meridian, Miss.) garnered Conference USA Hitter of the Week honors in an announcement by the league office Monday.
Irby, who bats No. 2 in the Southern Miss order, hit safely in all five games to extend his hitting streak to a season-high of six games. It currently ranks as the longest streak on the team as the Golden Eagles went 5-0 last week.
He scored 10 runs over those five games and holds the team lead in runs scored this season with 22. At the plate, Irby finished the week with a pair of three-hit games.
One of his hits was his first homer, which helped build an early lead on Louisiana Tech in the middle game of the series. He also added a run-scoring single in the eighth inning of the final game of the set to give the team an important insurance run as the Golden Eagles recorded a three-game sweep of the nationally ranked Bulldogs.
The award marked the first for the Golden Eagles this season and the first for the program since Chuckie Robinson collected the nod May 9, 2016.
UAB senior LHP Thomas Lowery has been named the Conference USA Pitcher of the Week.
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