Robby Cummings Named One of Collegiate Baseball's National Players of the Week

March 16, 2009

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - Senior third baseman Robby Cummings has been named one of Collegiate Baseball's national Players of the Week after an impressive five-game stretch this past week.

In five games Cummings blasted five home runs and tallied 12 RBI, going 8-for-20 (.400) at the plate. The senior from Chicago, Ill. also scored six runs helping UCSB go 3-2 in games vs. UCLA and St. Mary's. Cummings had two home runs and five RBI on Sunday as the Gauchos throttled St. Mary's 25-11.

Cummings now leads the team in several offensive categories. His six home runs, 29 RBI, and 44 total bases are all team-highs. He is also tied for the lead with five doubles, and is second in batting average at .356. He is off to a blistering start, averaging nearly two RBI per game.

Cummings is the first player to record five RBI in a game since Mike Zuanich did so in 2007 and the first since Chris McMurray last season to homer in consecutive at-bats.

His performance helped boost the Gauchos to No. 22 in the nation by Baseball America, No. 23 by Ping! Baseball and No. 30 by Collegiate Baseball.

The Gauchos return to action on Sunday, Mar. 22 vs. nationally-ranked UC Riverside at Caesar Uyesaka Stadium. Season tickets are still available by clicking here and with every purchase, fans will receive a free baseball hat just like the one worn on the field.

Single-game tickets are available by calling (805) 893-UCSB, by coming to the Ticket Office located inside the Intercollegiate Athletics building on campus or by clicking here.

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