Once again, Prescott native and former standout Curley Wolves' Trevor Rucker has earned more collegiate baseball honors for his duty and performance on the diamond as a Southern Arkansas University Muleriders.

Once again, Prescott native and former standout Curley Wolves' Trevor Rucker has earned more collegiate baseball honors for his duty and performance on the diamond as a Southern Arkansas University Muleriders.
The senior outfielder Rucker has been named as the Great American Conference and as the National Collegiate Baseball Writer's Association (NCBWA) Central Region Player of the Week honors announced by the league and media offices last week according to SAU Sports Information Department.
For Rucker, it is his second GAC Player of the Week honor this year as he earned the weekly conference award earlier this season. Rucker had a big week at the plate as he helped SAU sweeps its seventh GAC series of the season.
SAU Sports Information Department reported, in the series against Harding, Rucker hit .455 as he went 5-for-11 with a double, three (3) home runs, eight (8) RBIs and six (6) runs scored. His slugging percentage for the week was an eye-popping 1.364 as four of his five hits went for extra bases. Additionally, Rucker walked twice and had an on-base percentage of .500.
Rucker's big week kept him atop the GAC rankings in runs scored (47), home runs (12), and total bases (111).
Back in February, Rucker earned GAC Player of the Week for the fourth time of his career after he hit .462 at the Air Hogs DII Classic.  This tournament featured four opponents that all entered the season ranked or among those that received votes in the Collegiate Baseball Preseason Poll according to SAU Sports Information Department. He homered, tripled, doubled twice, stole four bases and scored six runs
Rucker also went 4-4 in stolen bases and scoring six runs on during the opening week of the 2017 season of collegiate baseball for the Muleriders.
Against Washburn in SAU's second game of the year, Rucker went 2-4 with both of his hits going for extra bases with a double and a triple.
Rucker blasted a two-out solo home run out to left-centerfield for the Muleriders against UAM.  Muleriders managed to load the bases without the benefit of a hit thanks to a walk, an error and a hit-by-pitch in the top of the third inning.
After holding the Boll Weevils off the board in the fourth, SAU came back in the fifth to take a 5-4. In the bottom of the fifth, the Boll Weevils capitalized from a pair of Mulerider errors and scored twice to have the advantage, 6-5. That score held until the bottom of the eighth when the Boll Weevils scored four runs of insurance on three hits to make it a 10-5 game. SAU went down in order in the top of the ninth as the Boll Weevils secured the non-conference victory.
The Southern Arkansas baseball team continues make noise in the national rankings, checking in the top five rankings to have moved up at No. 2 in the latest Collegiate Baseball Newspaper Top-30 Division II Poll.
Last week, the Muleriders posted 32-7 overall record and in first-place in the GAC at 25-2 in league play.