IRVINE, Calif.--- Cal State Fullerton junior Scott Hurst has been named one Collegiate Baseball Newspaper's National Players of the Week, after his historic four-homer performance on Saturday vs. CSUN. The organization announced the honor on Monday.
For Hurst, the honor is the second he's received this week, as he was named the Big West Field Player of the Week earlier Monday morning.
The outfielder had a 5-for-5 day at the plate, setting career highs in RBI (7) and runs scored (6) as the Titans enjoyed a 16-7 victory. With his four homers, Hurst tied the school record by Sam Favata, who initially set the mark of April 23, 1980 against La Verne. Hurst also joined UNLV's Gus Kennedy (1994) as the only two Big West players to hit four homers in a game, while he joins Louisville's Brendan McKay as one of just two players to have hit four home runs across college baseball this season.
Hurst led off Saturday's game connecting on a 3-2 pitch and launching it over the right field fence with a solo shot and a 1-0 lead. He blasted another homer to right in the third to extend the Titan advantage to 3-0. After doubling and walking in his next two at-bats, Hurst punctuated a four-run uprising in the seventh with a three-run opposite field jack on another 3-2 count.
At that point, the Titans weren't done and neither was Hurst. After the Matadors got seven runs back over their next two at-bats, Hurst provided one more highlight as he slammed a towering solo shot over the right field scoreboard for CSF's 14th run in the ninth.
Hurst's seven RBI fell one short of the school record of eight by David Olmedo-Barrera on April 4, 2015.
He had at least one hit in each of the three other games on the week, including a 3-for-4 performance with one run scored on Tuesday against Saint Mary's. He hit .556 (10-for-18) with eight runs scored and seven RBI – the four homers and one double helping him post a 1.278 slugging percentage.
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