Concord's Joey Miller Named WVIAC Player of the Week - Beckley, Bluefield & Lewisburg News, Weather, Sports

Concord's Joey Miller Named WVIAC Player of the Week

Posted: Updated:
ATHENS -

Concord University baseball junior first baseman Joey Miller was named the West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Player of the Week after helping lead the Mountain Lions to a 3-1 weekend with a standout performance from the plate, the league office announced Monday.

Miller hit two home runs and had 11 RBI in Concord's series-victory over Indiana (Pa.). In addition to his power and run producing prowess displayed, Miller also batted .412 (7-for-17) with a .500 on-base percentage, a .824 slugging percentage and five runs scored.

He began the weekend with back-to-back one-home run, four-RBI games as Concord split a pair of games against IUP on Saturday (Feb. 23) before closing out the series with three more hits and three more RBI in Sunday's (Feb. 24) doubleheader sweep of the Crimson Hawks.

On the season, Miller is hitting .310 with 11 runs scored and WVIAC-highs of three home runs and 17 RBI.

Monday marked the fourth time this season that a Concord player has earned weekly recognition from the WVIAC. Bret Blevins (Feb. 11), Ryan Weatherholtz (Feb. 11) and Josh Wenger (Feb. 18) were all previously honored by the conference.

Concord (5-5) will continue its 10-game homestand with three games against Shepherd this weekend at Linda K. Epling Stadium in Beckley W. Va. CU and the Raiders will play a doubleheader Saturday starting at 12:00 p.m. and one game Sunday beginning at 11:00 a.m.

  • Fans welcome Saints as they touchdown in West Virginia

    Fans welcome Saints as they touchdown in West Virginia

    Monday, July 28 2014 6:11 PM EDT2014-07-28 22:11:44 GMT
    Many in Greenbrier County came out Wednesday to welcome the New Orleans Saints to West Virginia.
    Many in Greenbrier County came out Wednesday to welcome the New Orleans Saints to West Virginia.
  • A look at the New Orleans Saints Training facility at the Greenbrier

    A look at the New Orleans Saints Training facility at the Greenbrier

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 11:41 PM EDT2014-07-23 03:41:31 GMT
    The beautiful West Virginia backdrop sets the scene for the 2014 New Orleans Saints training camp. The facility is up, the lines are are the field and the resort is now just putting on the finishing touches."It's a beautiful facility, and I know the Saints are really excited and we're out of our minds to have them and to have them in West Virginia," said Greenbrier resort owner Jim Justice.The 55,000 square foot building has meeting rooms, training and physical therapy accommodations with ice...
    The beautiful West Virginia backdrop sets the scene for the 2014 New Orleans Saints training camp. The facility is up, the lines are are the field and the resort is now just putting on the finishing touches."It's a beautiful facility, and I know the Saints are really excited and we're out of our minds to have them and to have them in West Virginia," said Greenbrier resort owner Jim Justice.The 55,000 square foot building has meeting rooms, training and physical therapy accommodations with ice...
  • Princeton Rays help out at Grant's to support local food pantry

    Princeton Rays help out at Grant's to support local food pantry

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 5:45 PM EDT2014-07-22 21:45:37 GMT
    Friday the Princeton Rays took some time away from the diamond to help out in their community and meet some fans."We're having a great time here at Grant's, we're having a food drive, accepting donations for charity," said pitcher Greg Maisto.From bagging groceries and collecting canned food items to helping customers and meeting their fans the players stayed busy. But for them, it was a way to give back."It's great," catcher Blake Grant-Parks added, "it's always great to meet the people that...
    Friday the Princeton Rays took some time away from the diamond to help out in their community and meet some fans."We're having a great time here at Grant's, we're having a food drive, accepting donations for charity," said pitcher Greg Maisto.From bagging groceries and collecting canned food items to helping customers and meeting their fans the players stayed busy. But for them, it was a way to give back."It's great," catcher Blake Grant-Parks added, "it's always great to meet the people that...