Gilliam Named GAC Player Of The Week

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UAM Sports Information

RUSSELLVILLE – University of Arkansas-Monticello’s junior first baseman Bronson Gillam has been named the Great tv Sports reflection 10dbAmerican Conference Baseball Player of the Week after posting a 1.231 slugging percentage in this past weekend’s three-game sweep over East Central at home.

   Gillam became the first player ever in the GAC to hit two grand slam home runs in a single game in UAM’s 17-5 victory over East Central on Saturday. His first came in the seventh, clearing UAM’s version of the “Green Monster” in right field before repeating in the eighth to right center to put UAM up by double-digits, thus ending the game due to the NCAA’s 10-run rule.

   A day later, he added his third home run of the weekend with a solo shot over the wall in right field as a part of UAM’s five-run rally in the second inning of the second game, a 7-3 win over the Tigers to record UAM’s second straight GAC series sweep.

   Throughout the three-game series, the Bossier City, La. native posted a .385 batting average (5-for-13) with 10 runs batted in and 16 total bases. He also added a walk and a hit by pitch for a .467 on-base percentage throughout the weekend.

   Gillam and the 24-10 Boll Weevils return to the diamond Wednesday on the road against nationally ranked Delta State. First pitch is set for 4 p.m. at Boo Ferris Field in Cleveland, Miss.

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