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Saunders Big Spring Trip Earns Him Conference Player of the Week

Posted: Tuesday, March 13th, 2018 at 5:50 am
Author: KNIA/KRLS Sports - Andrew Schneider

The Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference announced that Central College baseball player Garrett Saunders was named Iowa Conference Athletes of the Week for the week ending Sunday, March 11th.

Saunders led the Dutch with 18 hits, 11 runs and seven stolen bases during a 5-2 stretch on the team’s Spring Break trip to Florida. As the leadoff hitter, Saunders had six extra-base hits and drove in eight runs. He had at three hits in five of the seven games. Over the seven game stretch he went 18-of-33 at the plate for a .545 batting average and tallied five doubles and one triple. In the field he collected eight putouts, six assists and was involved in two double plays. This is the second time Saunders has been named Male Athlete of the Week and Position Player of the Week.