CLINTON, S.C. – Presbyterian College sophomore outfielder Nick Guimbarda was named the Big South Player of the Week, the league announced on Monday afternoon. The lefty earns his first career weekly honor after a big week at the plate to help PC go 3-2.
Guimbarda batted .500 over five games, going 9-for-18 with four doubles, three runs and a team-high seven RBIs. The native of Suwanee, Ga. recorded four multi-hit games and three multi-RBI games, while scoring a run and doubling in four of the five games.
The second-year player also proved quite clutch throughout the week. Gumby, as he is known to his teammates, provided the go-ahead runs in PC’s 7-5 win over Butler on Tuesday with a two-RBI double in the seventh to propel PC to the win. On Wednesday against NC Central, he came through with another two-RBI double in the eighth to make it a 7-4 game at the time, as PC went on to win the game 8-7. On Friday, the lefty drove in the go-ahead run with an RBI single as a part of PC’s seven-run ninth inning to rally for the 11-8 win over Auburn.
Guimbarda raised his batting average on the season from .293 to .356 with the big week. He also slugged .722 for the five-game stretch to elevate his slugging percentage to .475 on the season.