Parker Hipp Named WAC Hitter Of The Week For Second Time This Season

DENVER, CO - Sophomore Parker Hipp has been selected as the Verizon Western Athletic Conference Hitter of the Week for the second time this season by the WAC office for his play during the week of Feb. 28-March 6. He was also selected as WAC Hitter of the Week on February 21.

Hipp continues to stay hot at the plate as he hit .571 (8-of-14) and struck out only once in four-games during the YMBL/Cardinal Classic in Beaumont, Texas. Hipp tallied a double, a grand-slam and nine RBI to go along with three walks and two runs scored.

"Our offense struggled a bit this past week in Beaumont but Parker continued to see the ball well and come up with big hits at the right time," head coach Rock Ward said. "Fans have a chance to see Parker and the rest of the team tomorrow when we play UNM."

Defensively, he came up with 13 assists, seven putouts and committed only one error. The one error came in the first game of the week, which allowed Cal State-Northridge (March 3) to tie the game, however, Hipp came to the plate with the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth and hit the game winning single the put the Aggies past the Matadors, 6-5. He was 3-of-4 with two RBI against the Matadors.

The Aggies were held to two hits against San Francisco (March 4) in game two of the tournament, and Hipp was the only NM State plate with hits as he was 2-of-3. The Aggies bounced back to beat San Francisco (March 5) 7-6 with Hipp leading the way going 3-of-4 with a grand slam. He needed a triple in that game to complete the cycle. Hipp finished the week picking up two walks against host team Lamar (March 5) and scoring each time he reached base on balls.

As of March 6, Hipp leads the WAC in batting average (.500), slugging percentage (.905), on-base percentage (.603), RBI (23) and home runs (4). NM State faces in-state rival New Mexico, Tuesday, March 8 at Presley Askew Field with the first pitch set for 6:05 p.m. (MT). Tickets are available at the stadium the day of the game or by calling 575-646-1420.