On the strength of three home runs and a whopping 12 RBI during a two-game span, Appalachian State University baseball’s Dillon Dobson (Hamptonville, N.C./Starmount) was named the Southern Conference Player of the Week by the SoCon office on Monday.


Dobson hit .368 (7-for-19) over four games last week but did the majority of his damage during the first two contests of Appalachian State’s SoCon series at Wofford, going 6-for-11 with the three homers and 12 RBI during the torrid two-game stretch.


In Friday’s 12-5 series-opening win, Dobson went 3-for-5 with two homers and five RBI. The five RBI were a career high and tied for Appalachian’s highest single-game RBI total of the season. However, those superlatives wouldn’t last long because, as good as Friday’s performance was, Dobson topped it less than 24 hours later, when he went 3-for-6 with a grand slam, double and seven RBI in Saturday’s 13-4 Appalachian State triumph. The seven RBI were the most by a Mountaineer in a single-game since Issac Harrow drove in seven runs against UNCG on May 9, 2009.


Dobson capped his impressive week by going 1-for-4 with a walk in Sunday’s series finale.


The SoCon weekly award is the first of Dobson’s career and the first presented to a Mountaineer this season. Appalachian State’s sophomore shortstop is hitting .288 and leads the club with six home runs and 24 RBI on the campaign.


Dobson and the Mountaineers open a four-game homestand on Tuesday versus High Point. First pitch is set for 6 p.m. at Appalachian State’s Beaver Field at Jim and Bettie Smith Stadium.



Photo Courtesy: Dillon Dobson, ASU Athletics