Garcia rakes his way to GPAC Player of the Week award

By Jacob Knabel on Mar. 14, 2023 in Baseball

GPAC Release

SEWARD, Neb. – A productive week over spring break has resulted in Jesse Garcia being named the GPAC/Hauff Mid-America Sports Baseball Player of the Week, as announced by the GPAC on Tuesday (March 14). The award was based on performances that occurred from March 6-12. A three-time All-GPAC honoree, Garcia has collected the third GPAC Player of the Week accolade of his career with the Bulldogs.

A fifth-year player from El Cajon, Calif., Garcia led the way last week for one of the nation’s most potent offenses. Since last Monday (March 6), Garcia went 14-for-30 (.467) at the plate during action in The Sunshine State. His stat line included eight runs scored, four doubles, two home runs, 10 RBIs and an .800 slugging percentage. Garcia inflicted that damage over eight games, including three against nationally ranked St. Thomas University (Fla.). In the field, Garcia successfully converted 50 of 52 chances.

In his career, Garcia has played in 203 collegiate games and has batted .335 (225-for-672) with 165 runs, 52 doubles, 46 home runs, 178 RBIs and a .621 slugging percentage. Garcia ranks near the top of the program’s all-time lists in nearly all major offensive categories.

Garcia and the Bulldogs (14-8) are scheduled to open conference play this weekend with doubleheaders against both Jamestown and Hastings.