MORAGA, Calif. - Saint Mary's baseball's senior first baseman/designated hitter Troy Channing has been named the Saint Mary's Student Athlete of the Week. Last week, Channing led the Gaels with a .412 batting average going 7-for-17 with three doubles, a home run and five RBI.
Channing led off the week going 2-for-5 against No. 6 Stanford at the Sunken Diamond. In the top of the third, he blasted a 2-1 offering over the left field fence for his second home run of the season and 45th of his career. The 45 home runs are first all-time at SMC and is tied for fourth all-time in the West Coast Conference.
In the Pepperdine series, Channing went 5-for-12; he started off the series going 1-for-4 with an RBI single in the bottom of the ninth. In game two of the series the Waves could not get Channing out. The Gaels' slugger went a perfect 4-for-4 with three doubles and two RBI.
For the year, Channing is hitting .376 with 41 hits in 109 at bats, he has 10 doubles, two home runs and 20 RBI. His .376 batting average is currently third in the West Coast Conference, while his 41 hits is eighth and hits 20 RBI are 10th.
For his career, Channing ranks in the top-10 all-time at SMC in eight categories. He is first all-time in home runs and RBI with 45 and 176 respectively. He ranks second in total bases (403), third in runs scored (130) and hits (229), fifth in walks (102) and sixth in at bats (700) and doubles (39).
Channing is the fourth baseball player this season to be recognized as the SMC Student-Athlete of the Week.