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Louisiana's Kimple Named Sun Belt Player of the Week

Slugger tied for second nationally in home runs through first weekend
Connor Kimple
Posted at 6:16 PM, Feb 22, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-22 19:16:19-05

NEW ORLEANS – Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns Baseball member Connor Kimple picked up his first honors of the season on Tuesday when he was named the Sun Belt Conference Player of the Week, the league office announced.

Kimple, ranked second nationally in home runs after the first weekend of the season, hit .500 for the weekend (5-for-10) with three home runs, six RBI, three runs scored and a stolen base in helping Louisiana to a series-win over UC Irvine.

The senior designated hitter/outfielder homered in all three games to open the season while producing a slash line of .500/1.400/.583. Kimple homered for the second consecutive year on Opening Day and became the first Ragin' Cajuns player since Hunter Kasuls in 2019 to hit a home run in three consecutive games.

Xander Hamilton of App State was named the Sun Belt Conference Pitcher of the Week.

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