Tuesday Feb. 10, 2009
AUGUSTA, Ga. – USC Aiken senior first baseman Ken Raborn was named the inaugural Peach Belt Conference Baseball Player of the Week it was announced by the league office on Tuesday afternoon.
A preseason All-Peach Belt Conference selection, Raborn (Evans, Ga./Evans) finished No. 8 USC Aiken’s first four games with a .733 batting average. He collected a hit in 11 of his first 15 at-bats.
Raborn secured a team-high eight RBIs on the week to go along with his team-high 10 runs scored. He also acquired a team-high four doubles through the Pacers’ first four games of the 2009 campaign.
His four doubles coupled with his lone home run leave him entering USC Aiken’s next outing with a team-best five extra-base knocks.
Raborn has a perfect fielding percentage from his first base position through the first four games.
Raborn opened the 2009 season by tying a school record with five hits in USC Aiken’s dominating 15-6 victory over Wingate on Feb. 6. He became the eighth Pacer to record five hits in a single contest in the game.
Overall, Raborn was a perfect 5-for-5 from the dish in the Wingate win.
The performance was one of two outings on the year thus far where Raborn has recorded four or more hits in USC Aiken’s four games. Raborn was 4-for-5 with three runs scored and three RBIs in USC Aiken’s third game of the year against Lincoln Memorial on Saturday, Feb. 7.