LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University’s Kyle Blackwell batted .429 with a double, two home runs and four RBIs in two games for the Phoenix, earning Tennessee Sports Writers Association Player of the Week honors Thursday.
The Waterdown, Ontario, native hit a two-run homer in the second inning and a solo shot in the fifth, giving Cumberland a 3-1 advantage in the second game of a doubleheader against the University of St. Francis [IL]. The Saints tied the game with two runs in the sixth, but Blackwell’s double in the corner plated Andy Garretson with the game-winning run and a walk-off 4-3 victory for CU. He finished 3-for-7 in the doubleheader.
After a slow start Blackwell leads the Phoenix with a .409 average (9-for-22) with three doubles, two home runs, 10 RBIs and six runs scored in nine contests.