Men's Student-Athlete of the Week: Nico Garbella, Baseball

Junior outfielder Nico Garbella shook off the early-season struggles he'd faced by picking up six hits for the Matadors last week. After going 2-for-3 with a triple in the finale at No. 23 TCU a week ago, Garbella kept the momentum going in CSUN's win at Bakersfield by collecting two more hits and scoring a run in a 9-8 victory.

In the opener against UC Davis on May 2, Garbella turned in one of the best performances at the plate by any Matador this season, going 4-for-5 with two doubles, two runs scored and four RBIs. His pair of doubles were part of CSUN's seven on the day, one shy of the team record for doubles in a game.

Over the last week, Garbella has raised his batting average 170 points and now has eight hits, two doubles and a triple on the season.

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