Wilson takes AAC Player of the Week honors

John Wilson
John Wilson

By John Gatto

For the Mountain Advocate

Union College’s John Wilson (SR/Manchester, Ky.) was named the Appalachian Athletic Conference’s Baseball Player of the Week on Monday for the period ending March 1.

Wilson, a catcher and outfielder, had a big week at the dish for the Bulldogs, as they swept doubleheaders with Cumberalnds (Ky.) and UVA-Wise.

On the week, Wilson had two 4-for-5 hitting performances, coming through in a big way on Sunday in game one against UVA-Wise, as he hit both the go-ahead and game-winning RBI singles in the 9-8 victory in extra innings. Overall, Wilson hit .800 in four games, going 12-for-15 with five RBI and four runs scored.

For the short season, Wilson is batting .536, the highest average currently in the AAC.

Wilson and the rest of the Union College baseball team returns to action on Wednesday, taking on Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) at home. First pitch is scheduled for 2 p.m.