Armstrong Atlantic State University outfielder Nathan Ward has been named the Peach Belt Conference’s baseball Freshman of the Week for the second time this season, league officials announced Tuesday.
Ward, who played two seasons of baseball at Richmond Hill High School and one season at First Presbyterian Christian Academy, hit .545 and slugged .909 in four games for the Pirates last week as Armstrong went 3-1. He hit his first collegiate home run Tuesday in a 2-for-5 day with two RBIs against No. 4-ranked Mount Olive. He then went 2 for 3 with a double in Friday’s 4-3 game-one win over Young Harris, then had a pinch-hit RBI single in game two’s 11-5 win.
Ward got a hit in all four games and drew three walks for a .583 on-base percentage. On the season, Ward is hitting .464 in 10 games for the Pirates.
Ward also earned the honor Feb. 19. He is the son of Craig and Patty Ward from Midway.