Solomon named Atlantic Sun Player of the Week
Sunday, May 22, 2016
By Kirk Downs
Solomon named Atlantic Sun Player of the Week

MACON, Ga. – Lipscomb sophomore Lee Solomon has been named the Atlantic Sun Baseball Player of the Week in the final weekly honors of the year, as announced by conference officials on Sunday.

The award is the first of Solomon’s young career.

A native of Columbus, Ohio, Solomon guided the Bisons to a 4-0 week with wins over Austin Peay and Stetson.

He batted .400 over the final week of the regular season to help Lipscomb clinch the No. 4 seed in next week's ASUN Championship and raise his season average to .362.

Solomon tallied multiple hits in all three games against the Hatters, and now has two or more hits in six straight conference tilts.

The second baseman nearly made history in the regular season finale Saturday, completing three legs of the cycle. He failed to record a single in a 3-for-5 performance  where he also added three RBI and two runs.

For the series Solomon was 7-of-15 with seven RBI and three runs scored.

He leads the team with 21 multiple-hit games and is second on the squad with multiple-RBI in 15.

Solomon ended the season with a career best 16-game on-base streak and reached safely in 49-of-55 games. He also picked up a base hit in 32 of his last 38 contests.

The honor marks the second time this season a Bison has been named Player of the Week (Dodson - 4/11). It is the seventh weekly award overall.

The fourth-seeded Bisons will begin their ASUN Championship title defense on May 25 when they take on No. 3 Jacksonville. The Wednesday night affair at Ken Dugan Field is set to throw first pitch at 7 p.m.