Brooks tabbed HCAC hitter of the week

Junior first baseman Matt Brooks (Goodlettsville, Tenn.) has been named the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference baseball hitter of the week.

Brooks batted .583 to lead Hanover to a 2-1 record last week. He was 7-for-12 with a double, three runs scored and two runs-batted-in.

He was 2-for-3 with a double, one run scored and one RBI in an 8-5 loss at Indiana University Southeast, March 10. He went 3-for-5 with one run scored to lead the Panthers to a 7-3 triumph in the first game of a March 15 twinbill against DePauw University. He followed with a 2-for-4 effort in a 10-3 victory against DePauw in game two, including a run scored and one RBI.

Through 10 games, Brooks leads Hanover in batting this season with a .385 average. He also ranks first on the squad with 15 hits, five doubles, one triple and a home run. He has scored six times and driven six runs across the plate.

Hanover, 4-6 overall, will face Thomas More College (Ky.), Wednesday, March 19, in Crestview Hills, Ky. The Panthers are slated to open Heartland Conference play March 21-22 against Manchester University.