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April 09, 2007

Slade named GLVC Player of the Week

Hunter Slade

EVANSVILLE, Ind. University of Southern Indiana baseball senior rightfielder Hunter Slade (Newburgh, Indiana) was named the GLVC Player of the Week for his efforts last week against the University of Missouri-Rolla, the University of Evansville, and Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

Slade hit .409 last week in six contests and delivered 10 RBIs. His efforts enabled his team to move 11-games over .500 for the first time since 1999 and into the top half of the GLVC standings.

He started the week with a 1-for-5 performance in USI's 9-8 win over Missouri-Rolla. He led the Eagles comeback from a 7-0 deficit with a two-run double in the first inning.

Slade was 2-for-2 in his team's 11-6 loss at the hands of Division I Evansville before turning it on in the Eagles' weekend series with SIUE.

Against the Cougars, Slade was 6-for-15 overall and delivered several big hits. He started the series with a game-winning single in USI's 4-1 victory and capped the weekend with a game-winning hit in their 6-0 shutout win. For the weekend, Slade corralled seven RBIs and two doubles.

On the year, Slade is hitting .417 with 37 RBIs, nine doubles and 24 RBIs. USI is 22-11 overall and currently sits in third place in the GLVC at 12-7.

USI resumes GLVC action on the road Wednesday against the University of Missouri-St. Louis at GCS Park in Sauget, Illinois. The evening doubleheader is scheduled for a 5 p.m. first pitch.

Ray Simmons, USI Sports Information

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