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Tuesday, 08 April 2014 11:18

Dobson Named SoCon Baseball Player of the Week

Dobson had 12 RBI during Wofford series Dobson had 12 RBI during Wofford series Appalachian State Sports Information

On the strength of three home runs and a whopping 12 RBI during a two-game span, Appalachian State University baseball’s Dillon Dobson (Hamptonville, N.C./Starmount) was named the Southern Conference Player of the Week by the SoCon office on Monday.

Dobson hit .368 (7-for-19) over four games last week but did the majority of his damage during the first two contests of Appalachian State’s SoCon series at Wofford, going 6-for-11 with the three homers and 12 RBI during the torrid two-game stretch.

In Friday’s 12-5 series-opening win, Dobson went 3-for-5 with two homers and five RBI. The five RBI were a career high and tied for Appalachian’s highest single-game RBI total of the season. However, those superlatives wouldn’t last long because, as good as Friday’s performance was, Dobson topped it less than 24 hours later, when he went 3-for-6 with a grand slam, double and seven RBI in Saturday’s 13-4 Appalachian State triumph. The seven RBI were the most by a Mountaineer in a single-game since Issac Harrow drove in seven runs against UNCG on May 9, 2009.

Dobson capped his impressive week by going 1-for-4 with a walk in Sunday’s series finale.

The SoCon weekly award is the first of Dobson’s career and the first presented to a Mountaineer this season. Appalachian State’s sophomore shortstop is hitting .288 and leads the club with six home runs and 24 RBI on the campaign.

Dobson and the Mountaineers open a four-game homestand on Tuesday versus High Point. First pitch is set for 6 p.m. at Appalachian State’s Beaver Field at Jim and Bettie Smith Stadium.

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