Rogers Named PBC Player of the Week
Columbus, Ga. -- Columbus State first-baseman Jason Rogers has been named Peach Belt Conference Player of the Week for the week ending April 4. The announcement was made Monday by the conference office in Augusta.
Rogers, a junior from Riverdale, Georgia, had a phenomenal week at the plate as he hit safely in 12 of 15 official at-bats for an eye-popping batting average of .800 in the four games. The slugger also hit two more homeruns on the week, giving him 19 round-trippers for the season, just seven shy of the PBC and CSU single-season record of 26 held by Rodney Rutherford (2008, CSU record) and Jason Jones of Kennesaw State (1998).
Rogers hit .769 in a three-game PBC series with North Georgia over the weekend, finishing the series with a 5-5 performance on Sunday.
For the week Rogers scored eight runs and drove in five, posted a 1.267 slugging percentage, posted an on-base average of .842, and did not strike out in 15 at-bats. He leads the PBC in homers and is second in hitting (.439), runs scored (49), and RBI (51).