Justin Bour Named Louisville Slugger National Player of the Week
March 12, 2007
Freshman Justin Bour had "one of the best weeks in college baseball history" according to Collegiate Baseball Newspaper and he was recognized for that production when he was named a Louisville Slugger National Player of the Week. Bour, who was also named Colonial Athletic Association Player of the Week, received those honors after setting a slew of school records in four games last week, although he needed just three games to accomplish those feats.
Bour was 10 of 20 on the week with seven home runs, 19 RBI, nine runs scored and a 1.650 slugging percentage. The left-handed hitting first baseman started the week off against Coppin State, setting a school record with nine RBI and tying a school record with three home runs in a game. Prior to that contest, no Mason player had ever hit more than one grand slam in a season and Bour hit two in the same game. He was 4 for 4 in the game with a double in addition to the three home runs.
On Friday, Bour continued his hot hitting by going deep twice and adding a single in a 3 for 6 effort. He had four more RBI in that contest. On Saturday, Bour became the first Mason player with three straight multi-homer games when he hit two out of the park and doubled off the fence as well, again going 3 for 4. One of his home runs was a grand slam giving him three on the week. He had six RBI in the game. Bour was held hitless on Sunday going 0 for 4 with a walk. The Patriots are 5-0 when Bour homers.
Pitchers David Price of Vanderbilt and Brandon Turner of Mount Vernon Nazarene were also honored by Louisville Slugger this past week. Jeff Hatcher of UNC Wilmington was named CAA Pitcher of the Week and Daniel Cropper of UNC Wilmington was named CAA Rookie of the Week.