Bull Claims Two National Player of the Week Awards
TUCSON, Ariz.- University of Maryland Eastern Shore senior outfielder Stephen Bull (Millsboro, Del.) had an outstanding week and was named National Player of the Week by two different publications. He is the first player in UMES baseball history to be named a Louisville Slugger NPOW and NCAA.com POW.
He went 15-22 across a five game span. He led the Hawks to their first three-game win steak since 2012 by hitting .681. “It’s hard to find words of how excited and appreciative I am to receive these honors,” said Bull. “I really just thank God for it all”.
Bull was only four hits away of the NCAA Division 1 record for most consecutive hits after he was 10-10 between four games. He currently holds a 19-game hit-streak that started March 2. He also notched at least three hits in five of the past nine games.
His two best games were against Navy where he went 5-5, had two RBI’s and one run to lead the Hawks to their first sweep of the Midshipmen in program history. He also went 4-4 with three runs in a 6-5 victory over Norfolk State. He completed the NSU series going 9-12 with two doubles and six runs.
His impressive week catapulted his batting average, which rose .78 points from .258 to .336. He also showed defensive prowess by posting 19 putouts and a season-high eight versus the Navy.