LEWISBURG, Pa. – Coming off a strong four-game weekend series against Niagara, Bucknell’s Corey Furman (Exeter, Pa./Wyoming Area) was named the Patriot League Baseball Player of the Week on Tuesday. The Bison outfielder was 7-for-13 (.538) with one double, one triple, one run scored and three RBIs while helping Bucknell to a 3-1 weekend.
Named Patriot League Player of the Week for the first time in his career, Furman opened the series with a 1-for-3 showing at the plate, including an RBI triple, as Bucknell (4-5) won the contest 4-2. Later that day he was 1-for-2 with a walk as the Bison posted a 9-2 victory.
On Sunday, Furman was a combined 5-for-8 in two games. He was 3-for-3 with a walk in the first contest and followed that with a 2-for-5 performance that included an RBI double in the sixth inning that plated what proved to be the winning run.
A First Team All-Patriot League designated hitter in 2013, Furman has a team-best five-game hitting streak. He has five multi-hit outings this season and has reached base in all eight of his appearances.
The owner of a Patriot League-leading .448 batting average, Furman already has six extra-base hits this year and his .793 slugging percentage also tops the conference. His on-base percentage sits at .500.
Furman’s career batting average (.298) is now just shy of .300.
Furman and his Bison teammates will play seven games in Florida next week during their annual spring break trip. Bucknell opens the week Sunday with a 2 p.m. contest against Illinois State in Winter Haven, Fla.