May 15, 2012
Hilker and Yamane both honored
Northern Colorado’s Adam Hilker and Ryan Yamane both earned weekly honors for their efforts at Texas-Pan American last week.
Hilker, a senior from Westminster, Colo., was named the Great West Conference Player of the Week. He powered Northern Colorado to a series win at UTPA last week as the Bears won 3-of-4. The shortstop hit .444 with a .500 slugging percentage and has now reached base at least once in all 50 games in which he’s played this season and he stretched his active hitting streak to 16 games, a career-long. Hilker drove in six of the team’s 14 runs in the series and had a team-best eight hits. Hilker has had seven multi-hit games in the last nine, including 3-of-4 at Texas-Pan American.
Yamane, a freshman from Honolulu, Hawai'i, earned the College Sports Madness Great West Player of the Week award after hitting .385 with six walks in the four games. He also scored the winning run in the team's 14-inning 7-5 victory. Two of his five hits were doubles in the series for a .538 slugging percentage and .579 on-base percentage.
This is the second time this season Hilker has been named the Great West Player of the Week, while this is the first honor for Yamane.