GAC BASEBALL PLAYER OF THE WEEK – Cole Fergus, Arkansas Tech, LF, Sr., Kansas City, Kansas
Fergus helped the Wonder Boys remain hot as they extended their win
streak to six and game scoring in double digits to five as he .500 for
the week and .545 in Tech's weekend GAC series with Southeastern
Oklahoma State. In game two against the Savage Storm, he collected three
hits and needed just a single to complete the cycle. For the week, he
drove in six runs.
NOTABLE PLAYER OF THE WEEK NOMINEES
Byron Reichstein, Jr., OF, Southern Arkansas (Hit .400 over four games; hit a game-winning home run vs OBU on Tuesday)
Zac Stewart, Jr., LF, Harding (Led Bisons to a 4-0 week; hit .429 with four runs scored and six RBI)
NOTABLE PITCHER OF THE WEEK NOMINEES
Colton Strother, Sr., LHP, Southern Arkansas (Earned win against Henderson State; went 8.2 IP and struck out four)
Pitcher of the Week: Devin Hampton, UA Fort Smith P, SR, Potosi, Mo. Hampton wasn't perfect against Southwest Oklahoma State, but he was close enough. The senior tossed a complete-game, no-hit, shutout. He faced only 22 batters, issuing one walk and striking out six. It was the first UAFS no-hitter since April 21, 2011 when then freshman Blake Brodie tossed a five-inning, rain-shortened, no-hitter against OPSU in a 4-0 win.
Griffin Glaude had a pair of strong outings during the week,
recording a win and a save, as he lowered his ERA to 0.43. He picked up
the save against Evangel University, pitching two shutout innings. He
gave up two hits, while striking out two. His best outing of the
season came in the form of a complete-game shutout over WWU on the road
Sunday, scattering five hits while fanning a career-high 13 batters in a
3-0 Lyon victory. Glaude currently ranks 5th nationally in
batters struck out per nine innings (13.29), 5th in total earned runs
allowed (1), 6th in ERA and 11th in total runs allowed (2). read more...
Echols beat Wichita State in a mid-week match up and conference opponent
Lamar, pitching 14.1 innings, allowing one run, striking out nine and
walking two batters. At Wichita State, he allowed just three hits and
one run in 7.1 innings pitched. When facing Lamar, Echols allowed seven
hits, but zero run crossed the plate while throwing five strikeouts and
not giving up a walk. Honorable mention for hitter of the week goes to Central Arkansas senior outfielder Wesley Hoover. read more...
Simpson, a native of Magnolia, earned his
first GAC Pitcher of the Week honor after he turned in his most dominant
start of the season after he tossed a four-hit shutout while striking
out a season-high 10 batters in the opening game of this past Sunday
afternoon's doubleheader against Ouachita Baptist, an 8-0 SAU win. read more...
After throwing 7.0 perfect innings against the No. 5 team in the
country, junior right-handed pitcher Trey Killian has earned Louisville
Slugger National Pitcher of the Week honors as announced Monday by
Collegiate Baseball Newspaper. read more...