May 2, 2011
CINCINNATI -University of Cincinnati shortstop Chris Peters (Tipp City, Ohio/Tipp City) was named to the weekly BIG EAST Honor Roll, the league announced Monday.
Peters, a senior shortstop, batted 10-for-18 (.556) with four doubles, one triple, seven runs scored and two RBI in four games played last week. In Game 1 of an April 30 doubleheader at University of Pittsburgh, Peters recorded a career-high four hits on his way to a 4-for-6 game. For the week, not only did he record a perfect 1.000 fielding percentage, Peters produced .889 slugging and .619 on-base percentages.
For the season, Peters is batting .327 with 35 runs scored, 21 RBI and a team-best .427 on-base percentage.
Peters' recognition marks the fifth time this season a Cincinnati student-athlete has been named to the conference honor roll. Previous recipients include: senior outfielder Justin Riddell (Lexington, Ky./Lexington Catholic), who earned the distinction twice on April 25 and March 7; senior RHP Nick Johnson (Delphos, Ohio/St. John's), who received the distinction April 11 and March 14; and junior first baseman Nic Spence (Victoria, Australia/St. Joseph's), who joined Johnson on the April 11 Honor Roll.
Senior right-handed pitcher Dan Jensen (Centerville, Ohio/Centerville) is the only Bearcat this season to receive a player of the week honor when he was named BIG EAST Pitcher of the Week on April 4.
SITE CHANGE: Cincinnati's game against Wright State University on Wednesday, May 4, has been moved to Marge Schott Stadium due to field conditions at WSU's Nischwitz Stadium. First pitch is now scheduled at 6 p.m. ET.
The Bearcats will play Otterbein University at 6:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday, May 3, at Marge Schott Stadium. Cincinnati announced the addition of the Cardinals to the schedule last Wednesday to replace an April 19 rainout at Ohio University. Sophomore RHP Zach Isler
(Union, Ky./Covington Catholic) will make his first start of the season for UC.