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Concord's Josh Wenger Tabbed NCBWA Atlantic Region Hitter of the Week

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Senior shortstop Josh Wenger received his second weekly honor in as many days Tuesday when his was named the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association's Atlantic Region Hitter of the Week.

Wenger, who was named the West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Player of the Week on Monday, hit .692 (9-for-13) with three runs scored, 12 RBI and two home runs last week to lead Concord to a 2-1 record at the WVIAC-CIAA Challenge. He also had an on-base percentage of .733 while slugging 1.231.

The Staunton, Va. native launched two home runs, including one grand slam, on his way to a five-RBI day at the plate in Concord's 13-4 win against Chowan. He followed that performance up by going 4-for-4 with four RBI in another CU win vs. St. Augustine's. Wenger closed out his week by driving in three more runs and going 3-for-5 in a losing effort at Winston-Salem State.

For the season, Wenger is batting .500 (12-for-24) and has a perfect fielding percentage in 25 chances.

Concord begins a 10-game homestand 12 p.m. Saturday against Indiana (Pa.) at Anderson Field.

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