May 12, 2014
ARLINGTON, Texas - UT Arlington outfielder Ryan Bottger is this week's Sun Belt Conference Baseball Player of the Week after helping lead the Mavericks to a 3-0 week. it's the second weekly award for Bottger this season.
Bottger, a junior from Bethany, Okla, had a big week at the plate and played a part in 10 of the 18 overall runs UTA scored in the weekend Sun Belt sweep of WKU. Bottger belted homers in each of the first two games, pushing his season total to six.
He provided two RBI and two runs in the first two contests and was 4-for-7. In the finale, Bottger reached twice, one coming on a hit and one coming on a walk. Overall, Bottger hit .455 in the series with six RBI, two homers, four runs and five hits.
Bottger also won POW on March 31.The Mavericks (27-25) play their final nonconference game of the season Tuesday night (6:30 p.m.) at TCU.