ORONO, Maine -- For the second time this season, University of Maine shortstop Troy Black (Mississauga, Ontario) was named America East Player of the Week. Black hit .464 for the Black Bears last week with six runs scored and five RBI. Black also earned the honor on Feb. 17.
Black had a hit in all six games for the Black Bears last week, leading Maine to a 3-3 record in six games in Florida. He went 2-for-4 as Maine defeated Florida Atlantic University 3-2 last Tuesday. The had two hits and scored a run the following day against the Owls. Black went 1-for-4 with a run scored in Maine's victory over Northwestern. He has his best game of the week in Maine's 14-5 win over Bowling Green. Black went 3-for-5 with three runs scored and three RBI in the game. He belted a double in the game as well. He had two hits against Evansville and finished the week with three hits and scored Maine's lone run against North Dakota State University.
Black had a .536 slugging percentage for the week and a .464 on-base percentage. He stole one base and committed just one error in 27 chances. His .464 average led all Black Bears at the plate.
Black and the Black Bears return to action when they face Princeton on Thursday, March 20 at 1 PM in Annapolis, Md. Maine swings into America East action this weekend when they travel to UMBC for a conference series with the Retrievers.