Under the warm Arizona sun, Hunter Bishop '16 has jetted out to a scorching start this baseball season, culminating in a Pac-12 Baseball Player of the Week Award announced Tuesday. Arizona State's Bishop, a former Serra baseball and football player, is currently leading the Pac-12 in home runs with 10. A 6'5", 210-pound centerfielder, Bishop gave an encore performance after earning his award, hitting two home runs and robbing a homer in a victory over New Mexico State Wednesday. Bishop has propelled his Sun Devils to an undefeated 16-0 on the season. Below are Hunter's stats through 16 games.
Home Runs: 10 (First in Pac-12)
RBI: 25 (Tied for First in Pac-12)
Batting Average: .452 (Second in Pac-12)
Stolen Bases: 7 (Second in Pac-12)
Off the field, Bishop made the Pac-12 All-Academic Team as a sophomore and also partners with his brother, Braden, in running a non-profit organization called 4MOM. Hunter and Braden's mother, Suzy, was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's at just 54-years-old. The organization partners with Alzheimer's Greater Los Angeles to increase awareness for Alzheimer's disease and research associated with finding a cure. Braden is a Seattle Mariners prospect who played in Double-A last year. Please visit 4mom.org to learn more.
Photo Credit: Arizona State Athletics