April 21, 2014

Tierney Named Southland Hitter of the Week

CORPUS CHRISTI – Brandon Tierney has been named the Southland Conference Hitter of the Week for his recent performance at Northwestern State, the league announced Monday.

Tierney had a phenomenal series against the Demons, as he went 9-of-13 and had two walks and two hit by pitches for a .765 on-base percentage to go along with two home runs and six RBIs. He now owns a 12-game hit streak, including five consecutive three-hit games, and has multi-hit games in eight of the last nine with nine RBIs during that stretch.

Tierney has seen his batting average climb to .362 during his hit streak. This mark leads the team, and is currently the second highest in the Southland Conference.

The Arlington, Texas native had a huge game two against Northwestern State, picking up two two-run home runs, tallying four of the five RBIs, while reaching base in all five of his at bats. Tierney also drove in runs in each of the other two games, and scored the eventual game-winning run in the 13th inning of the series opener.

The Islanders will return to Chapman Field on Tuesday for their final home midweek game, as they host Houston-Victoria at 6 p.m.

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