Owenby earns SoCon Player of the Month honor
Hagen Owenby wins SoCon Player of the Month after batting .426 in the month of May.
Owenby earns SoCon Player of the Month honor
Tuesday, June 7, 2016


SPARTANBURG, S.C. (June 7, 2016) – ETSU sophomore catcher Hagen Owenby (Knoxville, Tenn.) was named the Southern Conference Player of the Month as the league office announced its May honors on Tuesday afternoon.

Below is a capsule of Owenby’s month of May…

  • Hit .426 (23-for-53) with two doubles, six home runs, 16 runs scored, 10 walks and 16 RBI
  • Had an on-base percentage of .500 and slugging percentage of .796
  • Hit safely in 13 of the 15 games in May, while reaching base safely in all 15 games 
  • Drove in at least one run in eight games 
  • Had 10 multi-hit games and drove in two or more runs in six contests 
  • Eight of his 23 hits went for extra bases – two doubles and six home runs 
  • Homered in back-to-back games vs. Wofford (May 12-13)
  • Hit two home runs in the 5-3 win over Wofford on May 13
  • Scored runs in 10 of the 15 games 
  • As a team, ETSU won nine of its 15 games, while Bucs were 8-2 in SoCon games, which led them to a fifth-place regular season finish

Owenby, who earned first team All-SoCon honors this season, was also named second team All-American by College Baseball last week. The Knoxville, Tenn. native is the first Buccaneer to receive the monthly award this year, and the first ETSU player to earn the honor since Trey York did so in 2015 (February).

This season’s SoCon Player of the Month honorees included Samford’s Heath Quinn and Austin Edens, along with National Player of the Year selection Kyle Lewis of Mercer.

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