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Published: May 2, 2017

Waubonsee's Santos tabbed NJCAA Player of the Week

Waubonsee Community College’s Samyr Santos was named the NJCAA Division III Player of the Week for the week of April 17 through 23. The Chiefs’ catcher batted a sizzling .545, smacking six home runs and knocking in a sensational 27 runs over nine games played. Waubonsee, currently 27-13-1 overall, went 7-2 during the week with Santos leading the way. A 6’1” 235-lb. sophomore from West Broward High School in Miami, Fla., Santos also ripped a pair of doubles, scored 11 runs, drew four walks and even stole a base during his memorable week. The right-handed hitter then kept his hot streak going in a doubleheader at Carl Sandburg College on Monday, April 24. Santos drove in six runs by drilling three more home runs to give him 13 round-trippers on the season, breaking Cory Walden’s Waubonsee record of 12 set in 2011. The 13 long balls also moved him to the top of that category among all NJCAA Division III baseball players. Santos is currently second nationally with 59 runs batted in, just eight shy of the Chiefs’ single-season mark of 67 also set by Walden in 2011. Overall on the season Santos is batting .424 and has compiled a .791 slugging percentage.