Baseball

Austin Shirley Named to BIG EAST Honor Roll

April 4, 2016

WASHINGTON - Sophomore outfielder Austin Shirley (Strafford, Pa./Conestoga) of the Georgetown University baseball team was named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll on Monday, recognizing his efforts during Georgetown's five games last week.

Shirley started four of GU's five games last week, batting .412 (7-for-17) with four doubles, four runs an RBI and a stolen base. He had two multi-hit performances, including a 3-for-5 effort on Saturday at William & Mary. Overall, Shirley has hit safely in seven of his past eight games and has four multi-hit games in that stretch. He is tied for the team lead with seven doubles and has hit six in his past seven games, including doubles in five-consecutive games.

This is the first career BIG EAST Honor Roll selection for Shirley and the eighth of the season for the Hoyas.

Following a nine-game road swing, Georgetown (13-16) returns home to Shirley Povich Field for a midweek matchup against Navy (28-8-1) on Tuesday afternoon. First pitch is scheduled for 3 p.m. Live stats and a webstream will be available on www.guhoyas.com.

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