Turner gets hitting honor

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Red Level native Shane Turner was selected as the Southern States Athletic Conference’s Baseball Hitter of the Week for his efforts at the plate last week for Auburn University-Montgomery.

For the week, Turner went 7-for-15, scored three runs and was hit by two pitches, while walking once. The week was highlighted for the former Saint when he was 4-for-5 in the series finale against the Barons, where he drove in a career-best six runs, four of which came on a grand slam.

Turner ranks third on the team this season with a .348 batting average.