Billy Becher Wins Sun Belt Player of the Week

For the third time this season, New Mexico State first baseman Billy Becher (Tempe, Ariz./Chandler-Gilbert JC/McClintock HS) has been named the Sun Belt Conference Player of the Week.

Becher, who leads the nation in home runs (25) and rbi (92), had an outstanding week in the Aggies' series victory over Arkansas State.

Becher hit .750 with nine hits in 12 bats while hitting three home runs, driving in seven. He had a slugging percentage of 1.583, an on-base percentage of .800 and a fielding percentage of 1.000 (0 errors in 27 chances). Arkansas State temporarily moved into first place in the Sun Belt Saturday afternoon, but Becher responded by getting six hits in seven at bats (.857), belting three home runs and driving in five in the last two games of the series, both Aggie victories. Becher extended his hitting streak to 15 games overall and 14 games in Sun Belt Conference play. He hit his 25th home run of the year in the seventh inning Sunday to tie the school record for most home runs in a season. He also broke the school single season record for total bases with 175.

Becher now has 92 rbi, just four short of the school and Sun Belt Conference record of 96 set by Ryan Kenning a year ago. Becher is batting .492 with six home runs and 22 rbi in 15 Sun Belt Conference games. During his 15-game hitting streak, Becher is batting .533 with nine doubles, eight home runs and 28 rbi during his current hitting streak. He is now hitting .477 for the season with a slugging percentage of 1.017, on pace to break school records in both categories. He has led the Aggies to a 31-11 overall record and a 9-6 mark in Sun Belt Conference play.

NMSU will take on New Mexico Tuesday afternoon in Albuquerque before travelling to Miami this weekend to face Florida International

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