April 19, 2006
LUBBOCK, Texas - Junior designated hitter Chris Carlson and sophomore third baseman Ian Hollick were named College Baseball Foundation National Honor Roll 'Players of the Week' for the week of April 18. This is the second national honor for Carlson this week, while Hollick garners his first national recognition of the season.
Carlson, from Topeka, Kan., hit .611 (11-for-18), with six home runs, three doubles, 14 RBI and 10 runs scored, as the Lobos went 3-1 last week, including a three-game sweep of Air Force. He hit at least one home run, and tallied multiple hits, RBI and runs scored, in all four games played last week. Carlson opened the week going 2-for-3, with two home runs two RBI and two runs scored in a 14-7 loss to Texas Tech. In game one vs. Air Force, Carlson went 3-for-4 with a grand slam, a double, five RBI and three runs scored in UNM's, 23-11, win. In game two vs. the Falcons, he went 3-for-5 with two more homers, a double, three RBI and three runs scored, and finished the series going 3-for-6 with a home run, a double, four RBI and two runs scored.
Hollick, a Corona, Calif., native, hit for the cycle in the nightcap of last Thursday's doubleheader with Air Force, leading the Lobos to a 24-3 win. He is just the eighth Lobo to hit for the cycle in New Mexico's history. For the game, Hollick went 4-for-4 and drove in a team-high five runs. He hit a two-run home run to left, putting New Mexico on top 4-1 in the first inning, singled in the third, then tripled after the Lobos batted around. He led off the Lobo half of the seventh with a double to complete the feat. For the week, Hollick hit .688 (11-for-16), with two home runs, three doubles, one triple, 12 RBI and seven runs scored in four games played.