Pacific Baseball: Christopher Recognized As Weekly College Baseball 360.com Primetime Player
Earning the first weekly accolade of his career for his help lifting the Tigers against No. 25 UC Irvine and Sacramento State last week, sophomore Brett Christopher (Livermore, Calif.) is the second Tiger this season to be named as one of 15 weekly CollegeBaseball360.com Primetime weekly players, and is also the second Tiger this week to garner an award.
The switch-hitting Christopher led the Tigers to a 3-1 record on the week, which included a series victory over No. 25 UC Irvine, Pacific's first series victory over the Anteaters since the 2005 season. The sophomore center fielder recorded the game-winning hit in the Tigers' 7-4 victory on Saturday with a two-RBI double to score the go-ahead run, and scored the eventual game-winning run in the follow-up 7-2 win on Sunday.
Christopher hit .385 for the week, but also provided four sacrifice bunts which moved runners into scoring position for Brian Martin (Livermore, Calif.), who finished the week with four RBI. In Saturday's game, Christopher came to bat with the score tied at 4-4, with runners on first and second and two down. He delivered a two-run double to left-center, giving the Tigers a 6-4 lead.
He came up big on Sunday as well, as with no score in the top of the third, Christopher again hit a two-run double this time to right-center, giving the Tigers a 2-0 lead. He would eventually come around to score on a RBI double by Martin, which would be the eventual game-winning third run, as the Tigers posted the 7-2 win. One inning later, Christopher connected on a two-run triple down the right field line, driving in the sixth and seventh runs of the contest. He now leads the team with three triples on the season.
On the week, Brett finished with six RBI to lead the team, four sacrifice bunts and three extra base hits (two doubles and a triple in Pacific's two wins over the Anteaters).
In order to be considered for the Primetime Performer Award, players must be:
-Must have been playing for or against a CB360 top-50 team (in the Composite National Rankings) or performed a high level in a game that could be key to a team's conference/NCAA postseason qualification.
-Involved in clutch performances, such as late game-winning hits, noteworthy comebacks, game-changing plays, team leadership, etc.
-Performing at a top level against a team rated highly nationally (or within its conference), with bonus consideration given for key performances away from home field and vs. traditional rivals.
-Overcoming adversity or extreme circumstances (for the team and/or individual).
-Any accomplishment that is rare, historic, record-setting, etc., on a national level.
Earlier this year, freshman John Haberman (Stockton, Calif.) was honored as Pacific's first CB360 Primetime Player on April 1, and senior RHP Hunter Carnevale (Roseville, Calif.) took home Big West Pitcher of the Week accolades for his performance last week against the Anteaters and Hornets.
Complete release can be found here.