VMI outfielder Tyler Tharp has been named the SoCon Player of the Week, according to information released by the league office Monday.
Against VCU on Tuesday, Tharp was 2-for-4 with a run scored. In Friday’sopener against the Spartans, he went 3-for-4 with four RBIs on three homers, becoming the first league player to hit three round-trippers in a contest this season and the first VMI player to do so in 21 years.
Tharp had an RBI and another three hits, including a double, in VMI’s series-clinching, 8-7 win on Saturday, before closing the series with a solo homer in Sunday’s 8-5 loss.
The weekly award is the first of Tharp’s career.
VMI (20-27, 6-12 SoCon) will face Furman (25-22, 12-9) this weekend to close out the road portion of its regular-season schedule.