May 1, 2012
ATHENS, Ohio - Raven King has been named the Mid-American Conference Eastern Division's Player of the Week, the league office announced on Tuesday. The sophomore's strong week helped the Bobcats to a 4-2 record as the team collected wins over Dayton, Central Michigan and Eastern Michigan.
Raven had an unbelievable week for the Bobcats, helping her team to a 4-2 record with very impressive offensive numbers. The sophomore hit 10-for-19 (.526), belted five home runs, accumulated 14 RBI and scored 10 more runs of her own. Raven had one of the best slugging weeks in program history, amassing a slugging percentage of 1.368. During the week she became Ohio's single-season home runs leader and hit at least one home run during the first two games of the week. In back-to-back games against Dayton and Central Michigan, King hit two home runs in each game.
King registered at least one hit in all six of Ohio's games throughout the week, having her best showing in the second game of an April 24 doubleheader against Dayton. During this game she went 3-for-4 with two home runs, six RBI, two runs scored and a slugging percentage of 2.250. Her next game--the first of a doubleheader at Central Michigan--was almost as impressive as she went 2-for-4, hitting two home runs, driving in six RBI, scoring two more runs and slugging at a 2.00 clip.
Raven was also perfect in the field throughout the six games, registering 35 putouts and two assists at first base while committing zero errors.
The Bobcats will next be in action on Wednesday at Wright State. Ohio will play the Raiders in a doubleheader beginning at 5 p.m.