McQuown Named College Sports Madness Player of the Week

Ben McQuown (photo by Bennett Scarborough)
Ben McQuown (photo by Bennett Scarborough)

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BUIES CREEK, N.C. – After stealing eight bases and scoring nine runs in five games, Campbell senior outfielder Ben McQuown has been named the Big South's Player of the Week by College Sports Madness.

McQuown was a perfect 8-for-8 on the base paths as Campbell recorded a perfect 5-0 week. The senior from Waianae, Hawaii hit .438 (7-16) in the five games with two doubles and four RBI, including a sacrifice fly. McQuown also walked twice and was hit by five pitches, reaching base at a stellar .583 clip.

The senior leadoff man is hitting .333 on the season with two doubles and a home run, adding 11 runs scored and five RBI. McQuown is 11-for-11 in stolen base attempts with a .500 on-base percentage.

In a 6-4 win at East Carolina on Tuesday, McQuown recorded a pair of hits, knocking in a run and scoring one, giving the Camels their first victory over the Pirates since 2010. The senior then recorded a hit in all but one game of the Hartford series, when he was hit three times and did not record an official at-bat.

Campbell outscored the Hawks 46-7 in a four-game sweep at Jim Perry Stadium.

Off to a 6-1 start, Campbell travels to Duke on Wednesday, Feb. 27, taking on the Blue Devils at 3:00 p.m. at Jack Coombs Field.

After the midweek test at Duke, Campbell returns home to Jim Perry Stadium for a three-game series with Lafayette, beginning with a 3 p.m. tilt Friday. The series will close with a 1 p.m. doubleheader on Saturday.