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Bennett named WAC hitter of the week

  • JAMM AQUINO
    Hawaii's Collin Bennett connects for a 2-run RBI triple in the bottom of the first inning of a men's college baseball game between the Hawaii Rainbows and the St. Mary's College Gaels on Saturday, April 14, 2012 at Les Murakami Stadium in Manoa.
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Hawaii senior Collin Bennett was named the Westerh Athletic Conference hitter of the week on Monday, becoming the first Rainbow to win the award this season.

Bennett hit .667 (8-for-12) with a double, triple, four runs and six RBIs against Saint Mary’s to raise his average 40 points to a team-leading .328 for the season.

He tied a career high with four RBIs in a 7-5 win over the Gaels on Saturday and hit a game-tying two-run single in the bottom of the seventh in the first game of a doubleheader on Sunday to force extra innings.

Bennett leads the Rainbows in slugging (.405), on-base percentage (.439) and RBIs (22) and is tied for second on the team with 18 runs scored.

The Rainbows (21-15, 2-1) hit the road for seven games, beginning with a series on Friday at WAC-leadng San Jose State.

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