April 10, 2012

Alan Grosbach, NAIA Manager of Communications & Sports Information contributed to this article.

KANSAS CITY, Mo -- Bryan Lucas of The Master's College has been tabbed National Baseball Player of the Week, the NAIA national office announced Tuesday.  Lucas was selected based on his performances from April 2 - 8 and was chosen out of a poll of conference/independent/unaffiliated groupings.

bb-Lucas 2012-3-18  APU.jpgLast week, Lucas hit .625 (5-for-8) with seven RBIs, three runs scored, two home runs and one double to lead the Mustangs to a 3-0 record, including a 5-3 victory against then-No. 5 Azusa Pacific on April 2. The junior catcher highlighted the week with a grand slam to give The Master's an 8-2 lead in the fifth inning of game two of the Mustang's April 5 doubleheader against then-No. 25 Cal State San Marcos. He finished the contest with a season-high five RBIs. In game one against Cal State San Marcos, the Newhall, Calif. native and Hart High Graduate led the team with a season-best three hits and two RBIs.

On the season, Lucas paces the Mustangs with seven home runs and is tied for the team lead with 30 RBIs. Additionally, he owns a .311 batting average and .545 slugging percentage.

For a complete listing of all the national statistical leaders, click here.

The next NAIA Baseball Pitcher and Player of the Week announcement will be on April 17.