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MU Baseball Player Victor Gomez Named Marshall Student Athlete of the Week

March 16, 2010

Thundering Herd baseball player Victor Gomez has been named the Marshall Student Athlete of the Week. Gomez was named Conference USA Co-Hitter of the Week with Rice 3B Anthony Rendon after putting up staggering numbers at the plate in the Arby's Classic in Knoxville, Tenn.

Gomez went 8-for-14 (.571 batting average), launched two homers, scored seven times, collected 11 RBI, 14 total bases and tallied a 1.000 slugging percentage as the Thundering Herd defeated No. 17 Ohio State and Connecticut before falling to tournament-host Tennessee.

The Miami, Fla., native had two-or-more hits, runs scored and RBI in all three games, including a 3-for-5 day with three RBI in a 17-1 drubbing of No. 17 Ohio State. The Herd backstop is hitting .389 for the season with four homers, 19 RBI and is on the Johnny Bench Watch List for the top catcher in the country.