Jones, Babin Garner Big South Weekly Honors

The Fighting Camels have earned two Big South weekly awards, as announced by the conference office Monday afternoon.

Senior infielder Christian Jones was selected as the Big South Player of the Week, while freshman catcher Ty Babin received Big South Freshman of the Week honors.

Jones finished the week hitting 6-for-16 (.375), crushing his first two home runs of the season in back-to-back games against Canisius and No. 10 NC State. The Jacksonville, Fla. native slugged a team-high .813 while posting a .474 on-base percentage over the last four games. Jones totaled eight RBI on the week, including a career-high tying four against Pepperdine and three against Canisius.

Babin drove in a team-leading nine runs for the week, including a six-RBI performance in Campbell’s 17-3 win over Bowling Green. The freshman from Jackson, N.J. went 3-for-4 against the Falcons with a two-RBI single, an RBI-groundout and a bases-clearing triple. Babin also knocked a two-RBI single against Canisius and drew an RBI-walk against Pepperdine earlier in the week.

These are the first career Big South weekly honors for Jones and Babin. Campbell has now earned three weekly awards on the season, as Michael Horrell was tabbed Big South Starting Pitcher of the Week on Feb. 26.

Campbell returns to action Wednesday, March 7 as the Fighting Camels host a rematch against No. 10 NC State. The first pitch is scheduled for 6 p.m. at Jim Perry Stadium.