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Maxwell named NCBWA DIII National Hitter of the Week

Bruce Maxwell

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Junior Bruce Maxwell has been named Division III National Hitter of the Week by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA).

Maxwell, a catcher/first baseman from Toney, Ala., led Birmingham-Southern to a 5-0 record last week with two wins against Hendrix and three against Berry. He paced the Panther offense with a .667 average at the plate, going 10-for-15 with five doubles, two home runs, and eight RBI. He collected 21 total bases for a 1.267 slugging percentage, and was walked seven times and hit by a pitch twice for an on-base average of .792.  In Saturday's doubleheader sweep of Berry, he was 6-for-8 with two home runs, three doubles, and six RBI. He also led the team with 34 putouts on defense.  Maxwell was named the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Offensive Player-of-the-Week on Monday.