Austin Parent Named AMCC Player of the Week

Austin Parent Named AMCC Player of the Week

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Junior catcher Austin Parent of the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford baseball team has been named the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference Player of the Week for the period running from April 9-15, conference officials announced Monday.

"AP had an unbelievable week," Head Coach Zach Foster said. "It was very fun to watch him come into his own. He's seeing the ball very well and has carried us offensively. He has busted his tail this year and I'm proud of him for receiving Player of the Week."

With five home runs and 14 RBIs in five games, The Gilbert, Ariz., native put together a red-hot week.

Two of his home runs were grand slams, and he hit three in one day during the doubleheader at Pitt-Greensburg.

He scored at least one run in each game, totaling 13 overall.

In total, he went 13-for-23 (.565) while walking twice and stealing a base.

His power numbers helped the Panthers to a 4-1 week in conference games.

With seven extra-base hits, his slugging percentage for the weekend was an off-the-charts 1.304.

On the season, Parent leads the conference with a .863 slugging percentage and .571 on-base percentage. His 30 RBIs and .466 batting average both rank second in the AMCC.

The Panthers hold a 4-3 mark in AMCC play and a 10-9 record overall.