PASADENA (Feb. 13, 2018) – Freshman infielder Mitchell Watson (Windsor, Colo. / Windsor) has been selected to the D3baseball.com Team of the Week for his strong series debut against Providence Christian College over the weekend. Watson made the list as a designated hitter.
Watson becomes the first Caltech baseball player to make the website's Team of the Week list since senior Chris McCarren (Kenilworth, Ill. / North Shore Country Day) accomplished the feat as a sophomore.
The freshman began the series with a home run, connecting on the first pitch he ever saw for a deep ride into left center field. He went on to begin his career with a three-game hitting streak and primarily out of the designated hitter spot batted .636 (7-for-11) with three runs scored and three RBIs. He added a triple and a stolen base in the third game, and factoring in the home run, Watson finished the week slugging 1.091, good for the best number among Caltech players.
Watson and the Beavers are currently preparing to open SCIAC play this weekend against Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges.