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Taormina Garners Back-to-Back Big South Baseball Player of the Week Honors

February 27, 2017  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Sammy Taormina has been named the Big South Player of the Week.

Sammy Taormina has been named the Big South Player of the Week.

For the second straight week, Liberty first baseman Sammy Taormina has been selected as the Big South Player of the Week. After receiving the honor for games played Feb. 17-19, he has been tabbed with the award for games played Feb. 20-26.

Taormina, a redshirt senior from Rock Hill, S.C., continued his hot hitting for the Flames, this past week. The first baseman hit .600 with a .667 on base percentage and a 1.067 slugging percentage, as Liberty posted a 2-2 mark during the week. He also belted his first two home runs of the season, both in an 8-5 win over UMBC on Friday, had five RBI and scored five times during the week.

Taormina collected two or more hits in each of Liberty's contests last week, including three hits against Kansas State at Lexington County vs. Cancer on Saturday. The redshirt senior has multiple hit games in six of the Flames' seven games, this season. The first baseman has started the year with a .577 batting average and .656 on base percentage.

Taormina and Liberty, 4-3, will travel to Elon, N.C., for a contest with the Elon Phoenix, tomorrow afternoon. Game time at Latham Park is scheduled for 4 p.m.