MANCHESTER, Ind. / FAIRBANKS, Alaska – Emory & Henry College junior outfielder Ben Sexton (Lebanon, Va.) has added a pair of national recognitions to his ODAC Baseball Player of the Week award.
The Lebanon High School graduate became the first position player since 2012 and the first player overall to receive weekly acknowledgement from the Old Dominion Athletic Conference since 2014 on Monday.
Sexton was named the NCAA Division III Hitter of the Week by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association and was selected to the D3baseball.com Team of the Week, a group of 14 players selected by position from across the country.
Sexton helped to a 3-0 mark with a .700/.636/1.300 slash line. The junior was 7-for-10 in the three outings, smacking a trio of doubles and a homer to go with seven RBI and four runs scored. He also stole three bases without being caught. Sexton went 4-for-4 in a 15-11 triumph at Ferrum. Two of those hits were doubles as he scored twice, drove in two runs and swiped two games. In game two against Southern Virginia -- following a 6-3 victory in game one -- Sexton proved the difference-maker as E&H swept the Knights, 12-9. Sexton went 3-for-4 with two runs scored, a double, a stolen base, and a walk-off three-run homer. The round-tripper gave him five RBI for the game.
Emory & Henry will open ODAC play on Saturday when it hosts Randolph-Macon College in a doubleheader. First pitch is set for noon.