RICHMOND, Va. – After helping the Elon University baseball team to a three-game sweep of Rider, Phoenix infielder and outfielder Garrett Stonehouse has been selected as the Colonial Athletic Association Baseball Player of the Week as announced by the league on Monday, March 19. It is the first weekly conference honor of Stonehouse’s career.
Stonehouse, a sophomore from Westport, Conn., batted .583 (7-for-12) with three doubles, a homer, six runs scored and nine RBI in Elon’s sweep of the Broncs. He went a career-best 5-for-6 with two doubles, a homer (the first of his career), five RBI and four runs scored in Saturday’s victory and followed by going 2-for-4 and driving in three on Sunday. Stonehouse was the first Elon player since 2016 to record at least five hits in a game and raised his season batting average by .123 points.
For the year, Stonehouse is hitting .308 with nine runs scored, three doubles, one home run and 10 RBI in 17 games.
Stonehouse and the Phoenix will be back in action on Wednesday, March 21, for a 4 p.m. game against Maryland. Elon will then open CAA play at James Madison this weekend.
2018 Elon Baseball CAA Honors
• Ryne Ogren – Player of the Week (Feb. 27)
• Garrett Stonehouse – Player of the Week (March 19)