TERRE HAUTE, IND. --
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology sophomore center fielder
Hank Akard (Indianapolis/Ben Davis) was named to
the inaugural d3baseball.com National Team of the Week for his
efforts on the baseball team's Florida Trip last week.
Akard batted .586 for the week with three four-hit games and
five multiple-hit games in six appearances. He recorded an on-base
of .594 and slugged .828 as the team's leadoff hitter, helping the
Engineers finish 4-2 in games played between Feb. 27 through
In addition, Akard came out of the bullpen with a strong
five-inning performance against Loras College. He tossed five
innings, allowing one hit and one run with five strikeouts as part
of a 15-inning loss that marked the second longest game in
Akard recorded three four-hit games last week, accomplishing the
feat against Augustana, Loras and New Jersey. He scored twice
in each game and smashed two doubles against New Jersey.
Akard and the Fightin' Engineers stand 5-3 overall this season
and return to action at home against Greenville on Thursday at 6:30
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