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    (PHOTO | UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA ATHLETICS) Wes Clarke

Former Blowfish, Gamecock named National Player of the Week

 


A strong summer summer stint playing baseball for the Lexington County Blowfish has apparently carried over into the spring at the University of South Carolina for Wes Clarke. 

The Gamecock infielder was named National Player of the Week by Collegiate Baseball Monday.

Clarke hit .700 this past weekend during a sweep of Dayton with a 1.800 slugging percentage, a .800 on-base percentage, 7 runs scored, nine RBI, 2 doubles and 3 home runs in 3 wins. Clarke was a perfect 3-3 with 3 runs scored, 4 RBI and a 3-run home run on Opening Day. 

He then went 3-4 with 2 home runs and 5 RBI this past Saturday, also scoring 3 runs in the win. Clarke reached base 3 times in the series finale, walking twice, scoring a run and hitting a double in the 5-1 victory.

This past summer, Clarke was a solid glove at 2nd base, where he only committed 2 errors all season, He led the Blowfish in batting average at .405 and was 2nd in slugging percentage (.730) and on-base percentage (.516).

Clarke was joined on Collegiate Baseball’s National Players of the Week list by Troy's Logan Cerny, Southern Mississippi's Hunter Stanley, Florida Atlantic's Caleb Pendleton, Texas State's Zachary Leigh, Dallas Baptist's Blayne Jones and East Carolina's Carson Whisenhunt. 

South Carolina continues play Tuesday at 4 pm at home against Winthrop.

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