Eric Tyler named American Hitter of the Week

Published: May. 1, 2017 at 4:55 PM EDT
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PROVIDENCE, R.I. – East Carolina senior Eric Tyler has been named the American Athletic Conference Hitter-of-the-Week according to an announcement by the league office Monday. It is Tyler’s first weekly honor and the third for the Pirates this season following Evan Kruczynski (pitcher) and Charlie Yorgen’s (hitter) selections last week.

Tyler led the Pirates with a .533 (8-for-15) average on the week and recorded at least one hit in all four games (multiple hits three times) during ECU’s 2-2 week, which included a home series win over Tulane. Over the weekend, he extended his on-base streak to an impressive and personal-best 31 games registering three hits in the series finale against the Green Wave including driving in the game-winning run on a two-run single in the seventh inning. In all, he reached base 10 times, drove in four runs and scored three times.

This season, he is batting a team-best .361 (fourth in American) while also leading the club in hits (66) and doubles (14). He has collected at least one hit in 38 of 45 games, has tallied 21 multi-hit games and currently owns a seven-game hitting streak.

The Pirates (24-21, 4-11 AAC) will return to action on Friday, May 5 when they travel to USF for a three-game league series in Tampa, Fla. First pitch of the weekend set is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. (ET).