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Jake Hammon Tabbed as OVC Baseball Player of the Week

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Morehead State's senior left-fielder Jake Hammon has been voted the Ohio Valley Conference Baseball Player of the Week.

Over a quartet of games last week, the Smyrna, Tenn., native hit .529 with eight RBI, two home runs, five runs scored and a .941 slugging percentage.

He opened the week Tuesday with a pair of hits at Ohio, then erupted for seven hits and all eight of his RBI in a series sweep over visiting SIU Edwardsville. Hammon slugged a three-run homer in Saturday's opening game and also had a sac fly later for four RBI and clubbed a two-run homer in the second game against SIUE.

On the season, Hammon currently leads all MSU field players with a .392 batting average to go along with a team-high eight doubles.

He is the fourth different MSU player to earn an OVC weekly honor in 2019 and the second in as many weeks, joining teammate Connor Pauly who was the league's top choice for Player of the Week last Monday.

Paul Hitchcock earned his Masters in Communications from Morehead State University and Bachelors in Radio-TV/Psychology from Georgetown College. A veteran broadcaster for more than 40 years and an avid fan of blues, jazz and American roots music. Hitchcock has been with WMKY since 1986 and was named General Manager in 2003. He currently hosts "Muddy Bottom Blues" (Fri., 8pm-9pm), "Nothin' But The Blues" (Sat., 8pm-12am), "Sunday Night Jazz Showcase" and "Live From The Jazz Lounge" (Sun., 8pm-9pm) and "The Golden Age of Radio" (Sun., 2pm-3pm). He also serves as producer for "A Time For Tales" and "The Reader's Notebook."
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