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Prager earns NJCBA Player of the Week


CAMDEN, N.J. (March 20, 2013) –Rutgers University-Camden senior Dave Prager (Deptford, NJ/Deptford) has been on a hot streak at the plate lately and his performance last week earned the lefty-hitting first baseman honors as the Division II/III Player of the Week from the New Jersey Collegiate Baseball Association (NJCBA).

Prager hit .571

(8-for-14) with three RBIs, three doubles and two runs scored in his three games last week. He had multiple hits in all three of his games while extending his hitting streak to six straight contests.

Prager saved his last game of the week for his biggest performance as the Scarlet Raptors outlasted #15-ranked Western New England University, 7-6 in 15 innings, at the RussMatt Central Florida Invitational Sunday. In that game, he went 4-for-5 with two RBIs, one double and one run.

A transfer to Rutgers-Camden from Eastern University, Prager started his week with a 2-for-5 performance in a loss at Widener University March 13. He went 2-for-4 with a double, one run and one RBI in a 9-1 home victory over Penn State-Abington March 15.

Prager took a .404 batting average (19-for-47) with 11 RBIs, 12 runs and six doubles into the Scarlet Raptors’ doubleheader against Bowdoin College Wednesday in Lakeland, Florida. He had a seven-game hitting streak snapped in the nightcap of a doubleheader split against #19-ranked Trinity (CT) College on Monday.

Prager is the second Scarlet Raptor to earn NJCBA honors this season. Freshman pitcherJohn Waters (Galloway, NJ/Absegami) earned NJCBA Division II/III Rookie Pitcher of the Week honors for the week ending Feb. 25.

NJCBA Players of the Week


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