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Point Park's Crowell named KIAC Baseball Player of the Week March 11-17

March 18, 2013 at 10:45 p.m. ET

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PITTSBURGH -- With his big week that sparked NAIA No. 6 Point Park University to a 2-2 series split at conference member Asbury (Ky.) University last weekend, Point Park University third baseman Jordan Crowell has been named the Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Baseball Player of the Week for March 11-17.

Crowell, a native of Milford, Ohio, and a transfer from the University of Northwestern Ohio, hit .571 (8 for 14) and slugged .786 with a home run and five RBIs in four games last week. He hit safely in all four games last week for Point Park (9-9, 2-2 KIAC), which opened its KIAC schedule with a series at Asbury.

Crowell started all four games at third base and turned in a pair of three-hit games. He was 3 for 3 with an RBI in Game 2 of the series and was 3 for 6 with a homer and three RBIs in Game 4, a 10-6 win in 10 innings. Crowell was 1 for 2 with two runs and an RBI in Game 2 of the series. Although he delivered a sacrifice fly to tie the score at 4-4 in the seventh, the Pioneers lost in extra innings, 5-4.

Crowell has played in 12 games with eight starts and has taken over the third base spot of late. He is leading the Pioneers with a .440 batting average (11 for 25) and a .560 slugging percentage. Crowell has one homer and six RBIs on the year.

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