May 18, 2011

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Miami second baseman Jon Edgington has been named MAC East Division Player of the Week, the league office announced Tuesday. The senior is the fifth player honored by the conference this season.

A senior from Cincinnati, Ohio, Edgington batted .600 (12 hits in 20 at-bats) during the past week, extending his hitting streak to a season-long eight games. He had a pair of doubles for a .700 sluging percentage, while reaching base at an .800 clip (walking three times and being hit twice).

During his eight-game hitting -- which coincides with the month of May -- Edgington has batted 18-of-31 (.581), raising his average from ..275 to .329 before Tuesday's action. He has had multiple-hit games five times in the last eight outings and now has 16 for the season, ranking third on the team. In the field, Edgington was perfect on all 19 chances.

Miami returns to action this weekend with its final regular-season series of the year. Wet weather has already affected the set as Thursday's game has been postponed due to field conditions. The teams will now play a doubleheader Friday starting at 3 p.m. and a single contest Saturday at 3 p.m. Miami is a longshot for the East Division crown, trailing Kent State by 2.5 games, but can wrap up the No. 3 seed in a few scenarios, including winning once.