NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Philadelphia University senior first baseman Steven Wells (Yardley, Pa./The Hun School) was selected as the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) baseball player of the week on Monday.
Wells posted a .400 batting average with 12 hits in 30 at-bats in eight games. Seven of Wells' 12 hits went for extra bases, including four home runs. He knocked in 10 runs and scored 13 times.
He opened the week by going 4-for-8 with five RBI and crossed the plate four times in a split with Concordia (N.Y.) on April 10. Wells had three hits, including a two-run home run and a solo home run, and three RBI in the opener. In the second game, he drove in a pair of runs with a two-out single.
In the Rams' April 12 twinbill with Wilmington (Del.), Wells hit safely three times in seven at-bats and scored three runs. Wells went 2-for-7, including a RBI double in game one, in two wins over Lincoln (Pa.) on April 14.
Wells capped the week with a 3-for-8 effort on April 15 in a sweep against the Lions. He went deep twice in the first game, hitting a solo home run in the second inning and a two-run shot one inning later. Wells recorded a RBI double in game two.
He is leading the CACC with a .408 batting average, a .848 slugging percentage, 14 home runs, 40 runs scored, and 106 total bases. Wells is sitting second with 51 base hits, 11 doubles, 32 RBI, and a .507 on-base percentage—all are team highs.
Nationally, Wells is fourth in slugging, ninth in home runs per game (0.40), and 13th in home runs.
Philadelphia (14-21, 8-10 CACC) travels to Felician for a non-conference doubleheader on Tuesday, April 18 at noon.