Big weekend has Bynum flirting with .300 average for NIU

May 9, 2017

Scooter Bynum baseball

Scooter Bynum

His most productive weekend as a college baseball player has Scooter Bynum of Fairbanks flirting with a benchmark.

The Northern Illinois University centerfielder went 6-for-12 with three walks in a three-game series against Central Michigan to raise his season average to .299 in 45 games.

Bynum, of Monroe Catholic High fame, scored a eight runs and drove in six runs in the series.

In Game 1, he scored a career-high five runs, doubled and had two RBIs.

In Game 2, he ripped two triples in one game, scored three runs and drove in two more.

Bynum, a junior, raised his average 20 points since the beginning of April.

He also swiped 10 of his 12 stolen bases on the season in the last five weeks.