Oskaloosa–Jeysen Delgado (Jr., Harbor City, Calif., Kinesiology) had a spectacular weekend and his efforts netted him Heart of America Athletic Conference Baseball Player of the Week laurels Monday.
Delgado claimed his first career award as he guided William Penn (14-13, 4-8 Heart) to a 3-1 record against Mount Mercy over the weekend.
The junior hit a jaw-dropping .714 (10-for-14) with one double, six runs, and two RBIs. He also walked three times (only two strikeouts) for a .765 on-base clip. A base thief as well, Delgado tallied two stolen bases.
He notched at least two hits in all four contests (twice with three) and scored two runs in three separate outings. His best effort was a 3-for-3 effort in Sunday’s opener that also included two runs, one walk, and two steals.
For the year, Delgado is hitting .375 (33-for-88) with four doubles, two triples, and two home runs. He has scored 30 runs with 15 RBIs. The junior has reached base more than half of the times he has come to the plate (.521 on-base %), having also walked 21 times and been hit-by-pitch seven times. He has stolen 20 bases out of 21 attempts as well.
The award is the first for WPU.
Story provided by Wade Steinlage