Jacksonville University graduate senior third baseman Kris Armstrong has gone national.
Armstrong has been named the player of the week in NCAA Division I and Collegiate Baseball after he battered Dartmouth and Central Arkansas for eight homers and 24 RBI during a five-game homestand last week.
Armstrong also was named the ASUN player of the week.
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Armstrong belted six home runs, three in each of the weekend games against CAU at Sessions Stadium, and drove in 15 runs in 17-2 and 12-2 victories. The switch-hitter from Jupiter took over the national lead in NCAA Division with 46 RBI and is second in the nation with 16 home runs, one behind leader Jac Caglianone of Florida.
During the homestand, Armstrong batted .619 (13 of 21), adding three doubles. He set the JU record for RBI in one game with eight on Saturday and had seven more on Sunday.
Armstrong is hitting .358 and slugging .868, the latter 13th in the nation entering a three-game ASUN series this weekend at Florida Gulf Coast. In his last 12 games, he has 12 homers and 32 RBI, is hitting .460 and slugging 1.140.
The Dolphins (18-8, 4-2) have gone 9-3 in those 12 games and since beating Florida on March 1, are 12-4. Included among that streak is a victory at Miami.
Armstrong is the first JU player to receive national player of the week honors since pitcher Mason Adams on March 7, 2022. He’s the third player to earn ASUN player of the week honors, after catcher/first baseman Hogan McIntosh and pitcher Evan Chrest.
Armstrong is the son of former Major League pitcher Jack Armstrong.