May 3, 2010
Coastal Carolina University baseball player Taylor Motter has been selected as the Department of Athletics Athlete of the Week, it was announced May 3.
Motter batted .462 (6-13) with eight RBI in four games last week for the Chanticleers. He had a hit in each game, starting with two hits in the 6-3 loss at No. 1 Virginia last Tuesday. He had a run-scoring triple in the game, and followed with three RBI, a double, walk and run scored in the Big South series opener against UNC Asheville. Motter went 2-4 with an RBI in Saturday's win over the Bulldogs and ended the week going 1-3 with a double and three runs batted in on Sunday. He also played error-free defense at his shortstop position, handling 16 chances cleanly. For the week, Motter slugged .769 and posted a .467 on-base percentage.
Coastal Carolina will take the midweek off for final exams and return to Watson Stadium/Vrooman Field Saturday, May 8 against Winthrop. Game time is at 6 p.m.