Falk rakes in Summit award

ELMHURST, Ill. — South Dakota State University first baseman Josh Falk was named Monday as Summit League Player of the Week after helping lead the Jackrabbits to a doubleheader sweep of North Dakota State with an impressive day at the plate.

In the April 12 twinbill in Sioux Falls, Falk went a combined 7-for-10 and homered in each game. In the opener, he tallied three hits with two runs batted in and a pair of runs scored. A sophomore from Minnetonka, Minnesota, Falk was 4-for-5 in Game 2, belting the go-ahead two-run home run in the sixth inning en route to a 12-9 Jackrabbit victory.

Falk’s totals included a 1.300 slugging percentage as he recorded his team-best ninth and 10th multi-hit games of the season and extended his hitting streak to six games. He is the second Jackrabbit in as many weeks to earn the Summit League weekly award, joining senior outfielder Phil Velez, who was honored on April 9.

SDSU, winners of six consecutive Summit League games, is scheduled to host league-leading Oral Roberts this weekend.

Photo from www.gojacks.com.

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