Corey Wallace Lands Weekly Honors

Corey Wallace '14 (Zach Morgan photo)
Corey Wallace '14 (Zach Morgan photo)

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Guilford College senior Corey Wallace collected the Old Dominion Athletic Conference's (ODAC) Baseball Player Hitter of the Week Award for his performances in last weekend's series against Virginia Wesleyan College.  His outstanding play was recognized at the national level as he was also named to the Team of the Week.

Wallace, a 6-1, 185-pound third baseman, went seven-for-11 with a three homers and 11 runs batted in (RBI) in the Quakers' sweep of ODAC rival Virginia Wesleyan. The 2013 First Team All-ODAC pick started the series off by going three-for-five with one home run, three RBIs, three runs scored, and a stolen base in Guilford's 13-10 victory.  Later that afternoon, Wallace smacked two grand slams while also adding two singles and eight RBIs to lead the Quakers to a 15-4 win.  Wallace is only the 12th player in NCAA Division III baseball history to hit two grand slams in one game, the first since 2004.

Wallace homered for a fifth straight game in Wednesday's 11-4 loss to Methodist University.  He extended his hitting streak to eight games and has hit 22 RBIs in the last seven contests.  He leads the club with 28 hits, six homers, and 28 RBIs.  His .444 batting average is the second-highest mark for the Quakers this season.

Coach Nick Black's Quakers (8-7, 2-0 ODAC) go on the road to Winchester, Va., to take on Shenandoah University in an ODAC doubleheader Saturday (3/8) at 12:00 p.m.