Howard Ranked Nationally for Fourth Straight Week

Posted: May 7, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

George Mason junior left fielder Evan Howard is ranked nationally for doubles for the fourth straight week in the latest NCAA Division I statistical rankings for the 2002 season. The rankings reflect games played through April 28. Howard is ranked 14th in the nation with 0.47 doubles per game.

Howard leads George Mason and is tied for first in the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) with 21 doubles in 45 games. With his current per game average, Howard is on pace to surpass the Patriot single-season record of 25 doubles set by Pete Adams in 1991.

Howard currently leads the Patriots and is ranked 10th in the CAA with a .358 batting average. He also paces George Mason with 63 hits (fifth in the CAA), a .523 slugging percentage, and a .440 on-base percentage (sixth in the CAA).

For his career, Howard has moved into George Mason’s all-time top 10 in being hit by pitch (fifth at 23), doubles (tied for eighth at 41), and hits (tied for 10th at 179). He has been hit by pitch 16 times this season, tying the school record established by Brendan Pickett in 1995.

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