Monday, March 27, 2017

GAC Players of the Week

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. – The Great American Conference announced the league’s Players of the Week recipients for the eighth week of the baseball season. Arkansas-Monticello’s Brady Weiss earned the Player award and Henderson State’s Bryant Haralson repeated as the top Pitcher.

GAC BASEBALL PLAYER OF THE WEEK – Brady Weiss, Arkansas-Monticello, C/OF, Jr. Chandler, Arizona
In four games, Weiss made his three hits count as all three left the yard. He homered in all three Weevil victories, a non-conference triumph against Arkansas Tech and a pair of wins against Southwestern Oklahoma State. He also walked nine times and produced a .600 on-base percentage. Weiss scored six runs and he drove in nine.

GAC BASEBALL PITCHER OF THE WEEK – Bryant Haralson, Henderson State, RHP, Jr., Atkins, Arkansas
Haralson picked up his fourth GAC Pitcher of the Week accolade as he extended his streak of scoreless innings pitched to 30 after shutting out East Central, 2-0, on Saturday. He allowed only two hits and he struck out eight. He owns a league-best 1.25 ERA, has struck out 57 batters and walked just four. During the scoreless streak, he has allowed just 11 hits and recorded 33 strikeouts.


Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Jeremy Brown Wins SBC Player of the Week

Arkansas State junior Jeremy Brown has been named the Sun Belt Conference Player of the Week the league office announced Tuesday afternoon.

Brown, a native of Festus, Mo., hit .462 and picked up seven RBI in the team’s four games last week as the Red Wolves went 2-2, including winning two of three against ULM in A-State’s conference-opening series. Additionally, he posted a .611 on-base percentage, a .692 slugging percentage, scored three runs, and hit his third home run of the season, which is tied for the team lead. Defensively, he played perfect defense with 11 assists and 14 putouts.


Monday, March 20, 2017

GAC Player of the Week Awards

GAC BASEBALL PLAYER OF THE WEEK – Cortland McPherson, Southern Arkansas, DH, Jr., Lukin, Texas
McPherson hit .615 for the week, going 8-for-13 with four runs scored and four RBI. He recorded at least one hit in all four games and tallied four extra-base hits - three doubles and a home run - during the week. He posted a .667 on-base percentage and a 1.077 slugging percentage. The Muleriders have won 11 straight games, tied for the third-longest streak in GAC history.

GAC BASEBALL CO-PITCHER OF THE WEEK – Grant Black, Arkansas-Monticello, RHP, Sr., Newport, Arkansas
Black shut out Northwestern Oklahoma State, 9-0, in Friday’s series opener for his second shutout of the season and his third complete game. He held the Rangers to four hits and a walk while striking out nine. This performance dropped his ERA to 1.91, the fourth-best mark in the GAC. The Weevils swept the Rangers and have won 11 of their last 13 games.

GAC BASEBALL CO-PITCHER OF THE WEEK – Bryant Haralson, Henderson State, RHP, Jr., Atkins, Arkansas
Haralson threw a three-hit shutout in a 1-0 victory against Southeastern Oklahoma State. He faced just three above the minimum. After giving up a single to start the fifth, he retired the final nine batters, six by strikeout - including all three batters in the seventh. He lowered his ERA to a GAC-leading 1.45 and bolstered his strikeout-walk ratio to 49:3.


Wednesday, March 15, 2017

SAU Baseball’s Hall tabbed Great American Conference Player of the Week

SAU Baseball's Blake Hall has garnered the first accolade of his young collegiate career after it was announced that the freshman centerfielder has been tabbed as the Great American Conference's Player of the Week in a release by the league offices on Tuesday afternoon.

Hall hit .556 for the week, going 10-for-18 at the plate with nine runs scored across SAU's four game slate.

Hall also racked up five extra-base hits with four doubles and a triple while driving in four runs from the leadoff spot in the lineup.


Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Warriors' Judson, Brown Named SAA Baseball Players Of The Week

The SAA announced the baseball Players of the Week for games played March 6 - 12 and Hendrix teammates swept the awards with Drew Judson earning Player of the Week and Colin Brown capturing Pitcher of the Week.


Nelson, Williams Earn Weekly Heartland Conference Honors

Two UAFS baseball players have earned Heartland Conference weekly honors for their performances this past week during the Lions' series sweep of the Texas A&M International Dustdevils.

Senior pitcher Tyler Nelson was named Pitcher of the Week, while junior left fielder Dion Williams was named Hitter of the Week.

Nelson, who is from Bryant, Ark., dominated for the Lions during their series finale against TAMIU – a 13-0 run-rule win.

The senior tossed a two-hit shutout in the complete-game effort with no walks and four strikeouts. Nelson (2-3) retired the first 10 batters he faced and 13 of the first 14 batters before giving up his only hits – consecutive one-out singles.

Williams, who is from Kansas City, Mo., batted 0.667 with six hits, including three doubles, and seven RBIs during the Lions' sweep of TAMIU.


Monday, March 6, 2017

GAC Weekly Honors

Southern Arkansas senior right-hander Dalton Algiene has been named as the Great American Conference Co-Pitcher of the Week as it was announced by the league office on Monday.


University of Arkansas at Monticello baseball player Brian Ray has been selected as the Great American Conference Player of the Week for the second straight week, after leading the Weevils to a 4-0 record.


For the second time this season, Henderson State right-handed pitcher Bryant Haralson was named Great American Pitcher of the Week for his performance against Harding.