DURHAM, N.C. – Duke baseball junior Jordan Betts has been named the Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Week as announced by the league Monday.
Betts led the Blue Devils to four wins over the past week, going 8-for-16 (.500) with three doubles, one home run, 11 RBI, five runs and six walks. The Wilmington, N.C., native had at least one RBI in all five games and also posted a.609 on-base percentage and a team-best .875 slugging percentage. Betts drove in a career-high four runs with a pair of doubles in Duke’s victory over North Carolina A&T. He was 2-for-4 with three RBI and two runs scored in the series opener against Boston College, belting a two-run homer to left center to cap the Blue Devils’ eight-run sixth. Betts added an RBI double in game two of the series and knocked in a pair of runs in the series finale to help Duke complete the ACC series sweep. During his current 11-game hit streak, Betts is hitting .390 with six doubles, two homers and 17 RBI.
One of three Duke players to start all 29 games this season, Betts is batting .292 and leads the Blue Devils in slugging percentage (.540), RBI (29), doubles (11), home runs (5) and total bases (61). He ranks tied for third in the ACC in both home runs and doubles, tied for sixth in RBI and tied for seventh in total bases.
Betts becomes Duke’s first ACC Player of the Week selection since 2008 when outfielder/right-hander Alex Hassan collected the honor. Overall, the Blue Devils have received 13 conference player of the week accolades and 19 pitcher of the week citations.