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.