Leading Carolina with six hits, eight RBI and a .462 average, senior Taylor Wike has been named the ACC Player of the Week, as announced Tuesday afternoon by the league office.
Wike led Carolina’s offense with an impressive 1.000 slugging percentage and .588 on-base clip. The senior logged two triples and a home run for extra-base hits. Wike was also nearly perfect at shortstop with 10 putouts, assisting 10 to turn two double plays. She opened the weekend with a 3-for-4 outing with five RBI and two runs score against Charlotte, including a bases-clearing triple in the seventh inning. In the series opener vs. Duke, Wike logged five crucial outs in the one run game, including a double-play in the ninth inning. Saturday morning, the senior secured Carolina’s victory with an RBI-triple in the sixth inning. Wike capped off the weekend with a 2-for-3 day at the plate, including a two-run home run for her fourth gone-ball of the season.
Taylor Wike is a Senior from Hiddenite and a graduate of Alexander Central High.