Larson earns MAC baseball award for stellar start to season

By Matt Boecker

DeKALB — Senior first baseman Jordan Larson was selected as the Mid-American Conference Baseball Co-Player of the Week award for his hot start to the 2020 season.

Larson and the Huskies opened the season this past weekend with a four game set against the Boston College Eagles, and Larson’s bat was hot all weekend. He said the last time he felt so locked in was during his sophomore season when he played for College of DuPage.

In 12 at bats, he tallied seven hits and four RBIs along with three walks. This earned Larson an impressive slash line consisting of a .583 batting average, a .625 on base percentage and a 1.000 slugging percentage on the young season.

Larson credited his impressive production to strong preparation and the ability to execute.

“We sit down with our hitting coach, Coach Stewart, and go over tendencies, we watch the pitchers we’re going to face and see what they have,” Larson said. “So I kind’ve had an idea of what they were throwing going in. Then at the plate, I was able to pick up good pitches and put a barrel on them.”

Larson also played well in the field, maintaining a 1.000 fielding percentage against the Eagles.

The Huskies will try improving their 1-3 record 3 p.m. on Friday as they travel to Cape Girardeau, Missouri this weekend for a four game series against Southeast Missouri State.