Top Returning Hitters: Sandoval, Almonte, Dwyer and Weber

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

MACON, Ga. - The 2013 Atlantic Sun Baseball season begins on Friday, Feb. 15th and as a preview, the A-Sun is taking a look at the top returning hitters in the conference with the highest batting average and at least 50 hits from last year.

The countdown begins with a quartet of student-athletes; Lipscomb's Aaron Sandoval, Kennesaw State's Andy Almonte, FGCU's Sean Dwyer and USC Upstate's Luke Weber.

Aaron Sandoval, Lipscomb
Year: Senior
Position: INF
2012 Batting Average: .294
2012 Hits: 59
2012 Multi-Hit Games: 17
2012 Extra-Base Hits: 6
Lipscomb Career Average: Same
Lipscomb Career Total Hits: Same

Andy Almonte, Kennesaw State
Year: Senior
Position: 2B
2012 Batting Average: .295
2012 Hits: 66
2012 Multi-Hit Games: 19
2012 Extra-Base Hits: 16
KSU Career Average: Same
KSU Career Total Hits : Same

Sean Dwyer, FGCU
Year: Junior
Position: 1B/OF
2012 Batting Average: .297
2012 Hits: 63
2012 Multi-Hit Games: 20
2012 Extra-Base Hits: 21
Career Average: .266
Career Total Hits: 110

Luke Weber, USC Upstate
Year: Junior
Position: Catcher
2012 Batting Average: .302
2012 Hits: 62
2012 Multi-Hit Games: 17
2012 Extra-Base Hits: 12
Career Average: .287
Career Total Hits: 120

The Bisons begin the season at home with SIU-Edwardsville in town for a three-game series, while Kennesaw State takes on Jacksonville State at home for three contests. FGCU starts the year with two games vs. St. John's and one against Notre Dame, while USC Upstate faces No. 8 Kentucky in the opening weekend of play.

Fans can also follow along on Twitter by using the official hashtag of A-Sun Baseball; #ASunBSB.


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