Caron Tabbed NAC Player of the Week

Caron Tabbed NAC Player of the Week

WATERVILLE, Maine – After being the walk-off warrior with back-to-back game-winning hits to cap off another 6-0 week for the Castleton baseball team, Mitchell Caron has been named North Atlantic Conference Player of the Week, announced Monday by the league office.

On the week, Caron batted .571 (8-for-14) with two doubles, two walks, and eight RBI. The junior posted at least one hit in every game as he extended his hitting streak to seven straight games.

In two wins over Lyndon, Caron tallied a pair of hits and three RBI, including the game-tying sacrifice fly in the sixth inning of game one to spark the Spartans to a comeback victory.

In the four-game series with Husson, Caron haunted the Eagles with six hits, including two doubles, and five RBI. He was the hero with the game-winning hit in back-to-back games on Sunday, including a two-out walk-off two-run double in the bottom of the seventh of game four to cap the sweep with a 4-3, come-from-behind victory. He also posted a 1.000 fielding percentage in six games at third base for the week.

Caron currently is tied for the team lead with a .337 batting average with nine doubles and 22 RBI. This is the first weekly honor for Caron, and he is the third different Spartan to be named NAC Player of the Week this season. To view the full conference weekly awards release, click here.

Castleton (22-9, 16-2 NAC) will take its 12-game winning streak to Colby-Sawyer on Wednesday for a twin bill with the Chargers starting at 2 p.m.