Hitter of the Week: Drew Avans, Southeastern Louisiana – Sr. – OF – Alabaster, Ala.Avans rebounded from a slow start to the season with three multi-hit games as the Lions defeated Toledo, Tulane and took two of three games from New Orleans in their conference opener series last week. He posted a .474 weekly batting average and a .524 on base percentage. 2018 Southland Conference Baseball Week Five Notes (PDF)FRISCO, Texas – Southeastern Louisiana senior Drew Avans and Central Arkansas senior Tyler Gray are the Southland Conference Baseball Players of the Week, the league announced Tuesday. Southland Players of the Week are presented by UniversalCoin.com. The Lions (11-6, 2-1 SLC) host Purdue tonight at 6 p.m. CT before heading to Biloxi, Miss., for a neutral site matchup with No. 19 Mississippi State at MGM Park at 6:35 p.m. Southeastern then travels to Beaumont, Texas, for a three-game conference series at Lamar, beginning Friday at 6 p.m. Honorable Mention: Gabriel Sequeria, Sam Houston State; Carlisle Koestler, Southeastern Louisiana. Honorable Mention: Jared Martin, Stephen F. Austin; Trey Ochoa, Sam Houston State. Pitcher of the Week: Tyler Gray, Central Arkansas – Sr. – RHP – Fort Smith, Ark.Gray tied a program record by striking out 14 batters in just seven innings in UCA’s win over McNeese on the road. He allowed just three hits while the Cowboys hit just .136 against him. The Fort Smith, Ark., native now has 35 Ks in four games, ranking second in the conference. UCA (7-8, 1-2 SLC) hosts Southeast Missouri State tonight at 6 p.m. and tomorrow at 3 p.m. before hosting UIW for a three-game series starting Friday at 6 p.m. Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athletes is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on 25 percent of ballots.