PAWTUCKET, R.I. – UMass-Boston senior infielder Chris Fowler was named the NCAA Division III National Hitter of the Week by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) after batting .750 (12-16) and posted a 1.688 slugging percentage while racking up four doubles, one triple, three home runs, six RBI and seven runs scored in a 4-0 week for the then ninth-ranked Beacons.
The Barnstable, Mass. native started the week by going 2-for-2 with a double and a run scored in an 11-9 win over Worcester State before going 5-for-5 with three solo homers in a 16-6 win over the Lancers two days later. He capped the week by going 5-for-9 with two doubles, one triple, three RBI and three runs scored in a conference sweep of Western Connecticut.
The reigning Little East Conference Player of the Week is the first recipient of the award this season from a LEC team. He currently leads UMass Boston with a .393 batting average, 29 hits, 12 doubles, two triples, 31 RBI, 29 runs scored, a .504 on-base percentage and a .742 slugging percentage.