Hughes Collects Player of the Week Honors

March 23, 2004

Brown sophomore designated hitter/first baseman Danny Hughes (Andover, MA) was named the Ivy League Player of the Week in the league's first week of accolades for the 2004 season.

Hughes has started off the season on fire, batting a stifling .550 with an .850 slugging percentage. He already has 12 RBI on 11 hits through seven games, driving in at least one run in six of them. Hughes has recorded a hit in every game, highlighted by a 3-3, 4 RBI performance in an 11-5 win over Appalachian State. Hughes went 7-11 (.636) at the plate with eight RBI in the four-game series with the Mountaineers.

Against #16 Florida, Hughes went 4-9 with four RBI, including a two-run double that gave Brown a 3-1 lead in game two. In the Bears' season opener, game one against Florida, Hughes sent a shot over the leftfield fence, driving in two-runs with his first collegiate homerun.

In two games at first base, he has tallied 20 putouts and two assists with no errors. Hughes already has more hits and RBI this season then he did last year as a rookie. In 42 plate appearances, he recorded eight hits and two RBI.

Brown is currently 2-5 on the season heading into its spring break trip to Virginia. First up will be a four-game series with VMI. The Bears will then move on to play the University of Virginia before finishing things up at George Mason. Brown opens up Ivy play on April 3 at Columbia.