Lewis-Clark State college junior outfielder Cody Lavalli was chosen as the NAIA West Red Lion Player of the Week, league officials announced on Monday.
Lavalli, from Apple Valley, Calif., had a huge hand in leading the Warriors (34-9 overall, 20-4 NAIA West) to a four-game sweep of Simpson University over the weekend at Harris Field.
Lavalli went 10-for-17 at the plate in the four games, including two home runs, four runs scored and seven runs batted in.
His homer in the second game of Saturday’s doubleheader, a two-run shot to left field in the sixth inning, was hit through a 30-mile per hour wind and was part of a 3-for-5 afternoon that saw Lavalli come up a single short of the cycle.
Lavalli also left the yard in the second game of Sunday’s twin bill, as his solo shot to straightaway center field leading off the eighth inning tied the game at 2-2. The Warriors went on to score twice more in the inning en route to a 4-2 victory.
After his big weekend, Lavalli is now second on the LCSC roster with a .385 batting average. He leads the team with seven home runs and is tied with Brady Steiger for the team lead with 42 RBI. Lavalli’s five triples are tied for fourth in all of the NAIA.
This is the second NAIA West Player of the Week award for Lavalli, and third for the LCSC Warriors. Steiger received the award on March 18.
The No. 7 Warriors head to Western Oregon this weekend for a four-game series with the Wolves.