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Palmer, Wilson Named FAU Players of the Week
April 17, 2018

BOCA RATON, Fla. - Florida Atlantic University has tabbed Cody Wilson of the baseball team and Madisyn Palmer of the softball team as Student-Athletes of the Week for the week of April 16.

Palmer continued to wreak havoc for opposing pitchers last week. In the first game against Florida Gulf Coast on Wednesday, Palmer went 3-for-4, drove in three runs, and drew a walk in the Owls’ 5-4, nine-inning win. In the nightcap, she singled, walked and stole a base.

In the doubleheader, Palmer hit .571 to increase her batting average to .426 for the season and season stolen base total to a conference best 40.

Wilson had a hit and a run scored in each of the Owls’ games this past weekend, plus at least an RBI in each of the two wins. He had key home runs on both Friday and Saturday.

After the Owls trailed 8-1 Friday night, and then pulled all the way back with an eight-run fifth to tie it, Wilson’s line drive, opposite field home run would end up being the deciding RBI in a 10-8 victory. Then on Saturday, he went opposite field again, a two-run shot, opened up the scoring in what would be a 3-2 win. Finally on Sunday, he singled and scored the Owls’ only run, extending his hitting streak to nine games. For the weekend, he was 6-for-9 (.667) with two home runs, three RBI and four runs scored, had an on-base percentage of .700 and a slugging of 1.333.

Palmer and the softball team have a midweek, in-state showdown with UCF on Tuesday night in Orlando. The Owls will travel to Murfreesboro for a weekend series with Middle Tennessee.

Wilson and the baseball team host Bethune-Cookman on Tuesday night in Boca Raton at 5:00 PM. The Owls will then travel to Houston for a weekend series against Rice.

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