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Tim Rafferty, an Oakville High graduate, recently was named Missouri Val-ley Conference Player of the Week.

Rafferty named MVC Player of the Week


June 01, 2005 - Southwest Missouri State junior first baseman Tim Rafferty has been named Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Week for the final week of the regular season.

Rafferty, a native of St. Louis and a product of Oakville Senior High School, led the Bears to five victories in May and a season-ending 11-game winning streak over the last three weeks of the season, according to a news release.

Rafferty hit .529 (9 of 17) with two doubles, a home run and nine RBIs for the week.

On May 19, he had the game-winning hit, a one-out, bases-loaded single, in the bottom of the 10th inning to give SMS an 8-7 win over Northern Iowa at Hammons Field.

Rafferty then provided the big blow in the May 21 win over UNI when he had a three-run double in a decisive six-run fifth inning in the Bears' 6-2 victory. Rafferty belted his first home run of the season in a win over Southeast Missouri State on May 17.

He finished the year with a .329 batting average with 16 doubles, 24 RBIs and a .462 slugging percentage.

Rafferty received his bachelor's degree this spring and will be going back for one more season and will complete his master's degree, according to the release.

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