Oregon junior shortstop Spencer Steer earned a pair of awards for his play last week at No. 7 Oregon State and at Washington State, claiming Pac-12 Conference player of the week honors as well as being named one of Collegiate Baseball’s national players of the week.
Steer batted .474 (9-for-19) with three home runs, 12 RBI and six runs scored leading Oregon to a 3-1 record last week, including a road win against the nationally-ranked Beavers and a series win at WSU. Two of Steer’s three home runs were grand slams, including a two-out, game-tying shot in the top of the ninth inning on Sunday. It was the Steer’s second home run of the day, marking the second time this season he has hit a pair of homers in the same game.
Steer’s first grand slam came in an 11-8 win on Saturday in the second game of the Washington State series. He went 3-for-4 with two RBI and two runs scored in a 21-3 win in the series opener with the Cougars. Against WSU, Steer batted .500 (7-for-14) with three homes, 11 RBI and five runs scored. He slugged 1.143 and reached base at a .563 clip.
In Oregon’s 12-8 win over No. 7 Oregon State last Tuesday, Steer delivered a two-out RBI single in the Ducks’ four-run eighth inning that broke an 8-8 tie.
Steer also extended his hitting streak to 14 with hits in all four games last week. The streak tied for the third longest in Oregon history since baseball returned for the 2009 season, and is one shy of tying the longest.