Chase Daughdrill’s consistency at the plate has helped him lead Northwestern State in batting average for much of the season.
After a week in which he hit safely in all five games, Daughdrill was honored by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association as its baseball Hitter of the Week.
Daughdrill, a former BPCC and Airline standout, becomes the first Demons position player to earn a weekly award and the third overall, joining pitchers Evan Tidwell and Adam Oller, who earned LSWA and Southland Conference Pitcher of the Week honors earlier this season.
“We’re extremely proud of Chase,” third-year head coach Lane Burroughs said. “He works hard at his craft. He’s a baseball rat, cage rat, whatever word you want to use. We’re glad he was rewarded for his performance.”
Daughdrill had hits in each of the Demons’ five games last week, including three-hit performances in both games of a doubleheader sweep of New Orleans on April 10.
On the week, Daughdrill batted .455 (10-for-22) with three doubles, a home run and eight RBI as the Demons went 3-2, including a three-game sweep of Southland Conference rival New Orleans. He slugged .727 during the five games.
Daughdrill’s career-high third home run came at Sam Houston State on April 7 and he delivered the game-winning RBI in the second game of the April 10 doubleheader sweep of New Orleans.
Through 35 games, Daughdrill led the Demons with a .353 batting average, a .437 on-base percentage and a .522 slugging percentage. His three home runs ranked second on the team and his 22 RBI were good for third.