San Antonio – St. Mary’s University baseball player Ray Camacho was named Heartland Conference Hitter of the Week for his play against the University of the Incarnate Word last week it was announced by the conference office Wednesday.

Camacho (Sr., Converse) helped St. Mary’s to a split of a four-game series against #26 Incarnate Word, hitting .462 with a double, homerun, four RBI and three runs scored. He had hits in three of the four games and drew a pair of walks in the only game he didn’t have a base hit. In the second game of the series he went 2-of-4, including a game-winning three-run homerun on a two-out, 0-2 pitch in the bottom of the seventh inning for a 3-2 Rattler win. He helped St. Mary’s rally from a 7-1 deficit in the third game of the series, going 3-of-4 with an RBI.

For the season he is hitting a conference best .450 with 12 doubles, four homeruns, 37 RBI and 39 runs scored. Camacho has hits in 20 of 31 games this season, including 13 games with two or more hits. Against Oklahoma Panhandle State University earlier this season he set a school record with six base hits. He also had seven RBI and six runs scored in the game.

Camacho is one of four Rattlers to be honored by the Heartland Conference this season. Cody Pyle (Sr., Spring Branch) and Ricky Gonzalez (Jr., Houston) have each earned Hitter of the Week honors once, while this week’s award was the third this season for Camacho. It was also the third time in the last four weeks that Camacho has been honored by the league. Tommy Vrzal (Sr., San Antonio) has earned Heartland Pitcher of the Week honors once.

St. Mary’s (21-10 overall, 14-6 Heartland Conference) will return to action on Friday when they travel to Odessa to play a doubleheader against the University of Texas of the Permian Basin at 1 p.m.

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