Just a day after he was named ACC Player of the Week, today junior first baseman Logan Wyatt was named the National Player of the Week from both Perfect Game and the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association. Wyatt is the first player to receive NCBWA National Player of the Week honors since Ryan Wright in 2011.
The preseason All-American and Louisville native broke out of his slump at the plate in a huge way. Over the week against both in-state rival the Kentucky Wildcats and ACC foe Miami Hurricanes, Wyatt went 11-20 at the plate (.550) with 3 doubles, 3 home runs and 12 RBIs. Against Miami alone, he went 8-14 (.571) with 10 RBI over the entire series, including a 4-6, 2 home run and 6 RBI performance in game 2. His 6 RBIs in that game set a new season high for the Cards, and is the most RBIs in a game since he had 7 against Kent State on June 1, 2018 in the Lubbock Regional.
After going .269 with only 3 homers, 18 RBI and 4 doubles in his first 32 games, Wyatt has been on an absolute tear as of late. In his last 8 games, he has been batting an eye-popping .472 with a staggering 4 home runs, 20 RBIs and 5 doubles. His batting average of .321 is good for third on the team, and his conference leading on base percentage of .484 and slugging percentage of .550 combines to make him the only player on the team with an OPS above 1 (1.034). His 45 walks on the season is good for best in the conference and 3rd in the nation.
Logan Wyatt and the rest of the Cardinal Nine are set to do battle again tomorrow on the road against the Cincinnati Bearcats. First pitch is slated for 6:00pm and can be heard on 93.9 The Ville.