April 23, 2013

Men's Student-Athlete of the Week - Alexis Mercado, Baseball

Sophomore catcher Alexis Mercado continued his hot streak as the Matadors picked up a sweep on the road at Hawai'i last weekend. In Friday's opener, Mercado went 3-for-5 at the plate with an RBI and scored the game-winning run. He went 2-for-2 in stolen base attempts in Northridge¹s
4-1 Friday victory. 

On Saturday, Mercado went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBIs as the Matadors won 9-4. Then on Sunday, he went 2-for-4 again at the plate in a 10-5 win, driving in a run on his second double of the series. In addition to catching a runner stealing on the bases this weekend, Mercado also threw out two Rainbows trying to advance on pitches in the dirt.

He led the team with seven hits over the three game series and had a .692 slugging percentage to power the Matadors to their first road sweep in Big West play since 2004 at Pacific. Against Big West opponents, Mercado is hitting .356 with four doubles and nine RBIs.