COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Texas A&M sophomore outfielder Logan Foster was named one of the ten National Players of the Week by Collegiate Baseball, the publication announced Monday.
Foster logged four home runs on the week as the Aggies went 5-0, including a three-game pummeling of the Long Beach State Dirtbags. He also tallied five walks, seven runs and 10 RBI on the week as he sported a .478 on-base percentage and a 1.000 slugging percentage.
The Lincoln, Neb., native batted .364 with two walks, three runs, three home runs and eight RBI as the Aggies rolled through Long Beach State, by a combined tally of 27-3. The 24-run margin was the largest for a three-game sweep against the Dirtbags since the 1988 campaign.
In Saturday’s steamrollering of the Dirtbags, Foster notched seven RBI, the most by an Aggie since Ronnie Gideon drove in eight runs in a game against Holy Cross the opening weekend of 2015. His outburst included a three-run home run to give the Aggies a 5-1 lead in the third inning and a grand slam in A&M’s nine-run seventh.
Foster helped Texas A&M erase a 5-0 deficit in Wednesday’s victory over Northwestern State by hitting a two-run home run in the fourth inning and drawing a walk and scoring a run in the sixth inning.
With the Aggies clinging to a 2-1 lead on Friday, Foster cranked a leadoff home run on the first pitch of the eighth inning to add an insurance run.
This season, Foster is batting .397 with 14 runs, four doubles, one triple, five home runs and 25 RBI. He leads the team in batting average, home runs, RBI and slugging percentage (.759) and ranks second in on-base percentage (.471).
The Aggies, ranked No. 6 in the most recent USA Today Coaches Poll, continue their season Tuesday when they host the UT Arlington Mavericks in a 6:32 p.m. contest on Olsen Field at Blue Bell Park.