Houston’s Joe Davis Earns Player of the Week Honors

davisWith 10 hits, eight RBIs and two homers, Houston’s Joe Davis has been named the latest Bobby Bragan Collegiate Slugger Award Player of the Week. In competition against Rice (one game) and Army (three games), the senior  batted .625 and had a four-hit game and a three-hit game. On Sunday, he was 4-for-5 with five runs batted in and a home run.

In his junior year in 2018, Davis set a school record for home runs in a season (13). He is also the Cougars’ all-time RBI leader. In 2018 he was named First Team All-Region and Second Team All-Conference. He was also twice selected as the Bobby Bragan Collegiate Slugger Award’s Player of the Week last season (March 20 and May 27).

Davis played high school baseball at Bowie High School in Austin.

The Bobby Bragan Collegiate Slugger Award is presented by SR Bats.

Courtesy Rice Athletics

Week 2 – Braden Comeaux (March 5)
Rice third baseman Braden Comeaux has been named this week’s Bobby Bragan Collegiate Slugger Player of the Week. Comeaux batted .471 (8-for-17) with six runs scored, two doubles and two RBIs. He was also hit by a pitch twice and stole a base. In the Minute Maid Classic, Comeaux posted three multi-hit games, including multi-hit efforts against Baylor and TCU, both in the Top 25.

His efforts helped the Owls to a 3-1 record last week.

Comeaux, a junior from Lake Charles, La., played in 59 games for Rice in 2018, his first in Division I baseball. He had 76 hits last season, ranking third on the team and tied for ninth in Conference USA. He played in high school at Barbe High School and is a transfer from LSU-Eunice.


Gonzales-NickWeek 1 – Nick Gonzalez (Feb. 26)
A big week from New Mexico St. infielder/outfielder Nick Gonzales has earned him Player of the Week honors from the Bobby Bragan Collegiate Slugger Award presented by SR Bats. It’s the first weekly award of the 2019 season.

Gonzales batted .675 after posting 27 hits in eight games against Texas Southern and Yale. His offensive prowess included nine extra base hits — six home runs, two doubles and a triple. He also drove home 27 runs.

Gonzales is a sophomore from Vail, Arizona who was the WAC Freshman of the Year in 2018, leading the Aggies with a .347 batting average with nine homers and 37 RBIs.

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