Murray State's Perkins named OVC Player of the Week



After a standout week on the diamond, Ryan Perkins has been named OVC Player of the Week.

In five games last week Perkins hit .450 (9-for-20) with six runs scored, a double, triple, two home runs, one walk, two stolen bases, 11 RBI, a .900 slugging percentage and .500 on-base percentage.

Perkins had a hit in all five games to extend his hitting streak to seven games. He was 3-for-5 with a run scored and two RBI in the team's midweek game at Western Kentucky. In Friday's opener with Saint Peter's Perkins was 2-for-4 with a double, triple and three RBI and followed that by going 2-for-3 with two runs scored, a home run and two RBI in the second game of the series. He added a home run and three RBI in the third game of the series and closed out the weekend by a hit and run scored.

So far this season, Perkins leads the OVC in RBI (15) and ranks third in batting (.419) and total bases (26).

This marks the first time since 2016 that a Racer has been named OVC Player of the Week when Tyler Dixon earned the honor.

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