EKU’s Kendal Ewell Named WKYT Athlete of the Week


RICHMOND, Ky. (WKYT) — One of the best hitters in the Atlantic Sun Conference resides in eastern Kentucky.

Kendal Ewell leads the team and is third in ASUN with a .394 batting average. He is eighth in the league in RBIs (28) and ninth in runs (27).

In four wins last week against Kentucky and Jacksonville State, Ewell hit .611 with four walks, eight runs, a double, a home run and six RBIs. The Colonels have won eight straight games and the sophomore outfielder was named ASUN Player of the Week.

“Seeing the ball well, everything was clicking on the plate, making little adjustments here and there, trusting my coaches and teammates to help me and realize what I can do, so I’m looking to build on that.” , Ewell said.

“He has tools as the scouts would say. He’s got power, he can run, he can play defense, he can hit and he’s become one hell of a player,” EKU head coach Chris Prothro said.

The Colonels (21-8) have won eight straight games and while he enjoyed winning conference honors, he is more focused on winning as a team.

“It’s an honor to receive this, but as long as my team wins, especially on a tough weekend against Jacksonville State, that’s all that matters to me, so I’m happy about that. .”

“That’s what he means when he’s trying to make a name for himself,” Prothro added. “He tries to be the best he can be and when he does, the best version of him is really, really good.”

The sophomore outfielder leads the team and is third in the conference with a .394 batting average and after two 3-game hits and a 4-hit game against the Gamecocks, Ewell is ready to swing again. hot bat this weekend at Lipscomb.

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