Liberty’s Becker Sankey, Big Bat, Big South Player of the Week

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LYNCHBURG, VA. – The Big South Player of the Week has been announced and Liberty’s Becker Sankey (San Diego, Calif. /Rancho Bernardo HS Palomar) is the recipient.

Going 4-for-8 at the plate posting a .500 batting average to go along with two home runs, five RBIs, and four runs scored has put Sankey in the books, as the senior catcher also tallied a 1.250 slugging percentage and a .500 on-base percentage.

Against No. 19 Kennesaw State on Friday, Sankey broke down the door to the season opener by racking up two hits, scoring two runs, and an RBI.

Sankey did not appear in Saturdays game one of a doubleheader against Georgia State until the ninth inning when with two outs and the Flames behind 7-4, Sankey went yard and delivered a pinch hit three run home run on a 1-2 pitch out in to the parking lot to tie the game.

Thanks to Sankey’s heroics Liberty trudged on to win in 11 innings, 11-7.

Sankey did however start the second game of the doubleheader and made sure everyone knew he was there when he crushed a solo home run in to the parking lot again, in what would be a 9-1 Flames victory.

Sankey and No. 24 Liberty travel to Greenville, N.C., this weekend for the Keith LeClair Classic, Friday-Sunday. The Flames will face the Michigan Wolverines on Friday at Noon, before facing the St. John’s Storm, Saturday and the host East Carolina Pirates, Sunday.

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