LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. - Trinity senior catcher/infielder John Tucker from Houston, Texas was named to the D3baseball.com Team of the Week for games played between January 29-February 10 after helping lead the Tigers to a pair of wins over No. 8 SUNY Cortland to open the 2019 season.
Tucker hit .556 (5-9) with two runs scored and seven RBI in the weekend series, which marked the first regular season meeting between the two teams. In Saturday’s season opener, Tucker drove a single up the middle to tie the game 8-8 in the bottom of the ninth inning, setting up the Tigers for the walkoff win. He also drove in a run and scored another to tie the game in the sixth inning after Trinity had fallen behind 4-0.
On Sunday, Tucker finished 3-4 with a double and five RBI to lead the Tigers to the series clincher. He began the game with a run-scoring single that put Trinity up 2-1 at the time and kept alive an inning that finished with his Tigers leading 4-1. He later cleared the bases with a three-run double in the seventh to put Trinity up 9-3 and essentially put the game out of reach. Last season, Tucker was third on the team with a .340 batting average, going 55-162 at the plate, scoring 35 runs and driving in 32 more to tie for third on the team in RBI.
The Team of the Week is D3baseball.com's weekly honor roll, in its eighth season of recognizing the top performers at each of nine positions from the previous week. Players are selected from nominations from their school's sports information directors. This is the first Team of the Week of the 2019 season.
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