April 1, 2013
HATTIESBURG, Miss. - Southern Miss sophomore outfielder Mason Robbins (Leakesville, Miss.) collected Conference USA Hitter of the Week honors in an announcement Monday by the league office in Irving, Texas.
Robbins captured the award by hitting safely in all four games this past week, improving his current hitting streak to seven games. He finished last week by hitting .688 (11-for-16), which included his second four-hit game of the season coming against South Alabama.
Robbins had a string of five-straight hits at one point during the week and added a triple, two doubles and two RBI.
Against UCF over the weekend, the George County High School product and 2011 Mr. Baseball in the state of Mississippi, put together a 7-for-11 performance (.636) against the Knights, including a 3-for-3 outing in the finale as the Golden Eagles took two of three games in the series down in Orlando.
Robbins tallied multiple-hit contests in all four games and leads the team with 11 this season. He saw his average rise 62 points over the week to its current .347 mark. In addition this season, he has collected six doubles, two triples, a home run and a team-high tying 15 runs batted in.
This is the first time Robbins has captured this award and the first time for the Golden Eagles this spring.
East Carolina sophomore right-handed pitcher Jeff Hoffman and Houston junior righty Daniel Poncedeleon shared the C-USA Pitcher of the Week award after their outstanding shutout performances over the weekend.