BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- After averaging more than two RBI per contest last week, Alabama-Huntsville baseball junior right fielder Eric Deese (Tuscaloosa) has been named Gulf South Conference East Division Player of the Week as announced on Tuesday.
Posting a .500 average for the week at the dish, Deese drove in nine runs for the Chargers last week behind a .939 slugging percentage. The junior a pair of doubles, a triple and a home run over the course of the week to become the first Charger to pick up GSC Player of the Week honors this season.
The Chargers wrap up the 2011 regular season this weekend at home hosting North Alabama on Saturday and Sunday at Charger Park. Saturday's doubleheader begins at Noon followed by a 1 p.m. first pitch on Sunday. Students eighth grade and below will receive free admission to Sunday's contest when they wear their team uniform to the park.