Thursday, March 27, 2014

Justin Treece named Southland Hitter of the Week

Treece helped lead Central Arkansas to a three-game sweep of No. 16 Sam Houston State, hitting .364 (4-for-11) with four runs scored and three RBI against the Bearkats. The senior from Sherwood, Ark. (Sylvan Hills H.S.), started the week with a two-game set against Arkansas-Pine Bluff with six hits, including two doubles, and three RBI and three runs scored. He had multi-hit games in four of the Bears' five contests. Treece also reached base three times with walks and stole two bases. On the week, Treece hit .556 (10-for-18) with seven runs scored, six RBI and two doubles. Treece and the Bears picked up 18-12 and 13-1 wins over Arkansas-Pine Bluff and 9-7, 4-2 and 6-4 wins over Sam Houston.


GAC Players of the Week

Southern Arkansas' Trevor Rucker and Henderson State's Colton Lorance captured the Great American Conference's baseball Player and Pitcher of the Week awards for the eighth week of the 2014 season, the conference office announced on Monday.

GAC BASEBALL PLAYER OF THE WEEK – Trevor Rucker, Southern Arkansas, LF, Fr., Prescott, Ark.
Rucker put together an outstanding week as he helped the No. 4/5 Muleriders to a 3-1 week. During the week, Rucker had at least one hit and multiple RBI in all four games played. He went 7-for-14 with 10 RBI and four runs scored. He notched his first career home run, a three-run shot in SAU's 12-2 win against No. 13/17 Arkansas Tech on Friday.

GAC BASEBALL PITCHER OF THE WEEK – Colton Lorance, Henderson State, LHP, Jr., Texarkana, Texas
Helped lead Henderson State to its first series sweep of the year as the Reddies took three from Northwestern Oklahoma State. In the series opener, he threw seven innings and allowed only three hits. Over one span, he retired 11 straight batters. He struck out a season best six batters and gave up his only run in his final inning of work.

NOTABLE PLAYER OF THE WEEK NOMINEES                                                                    

  • Ben Agredano, 2B, Sr., Arkansas-Monticello (Went 8-for-16, including 7-for-12 vs No. 30 Harding as Boll Weevils went 4-0)

NOTABLE PITCHER OF THE WEEK NOMINEES                                                                  

  • Kade Garlington, RHP, Sr., Arkansas-Monticello (Pitched 6.1 innings in a combined shutout of No. 30 Harding)
  • Dylan Lynn, RHP, Sr., Southern Arkansas (Notched eight strikeouts and did not issue a walk to beat No. 13/17 Arkansas Tech)

Trey Killian named SEC Pitcher of the Week

Trey Killian • Arkansas
Sophomore • RHP • Mountain Home, Ark.
• Trey Killian tossed his second straight complete game Saturday against Alabama, going 9.0 innings and giving up just one run on four hits, while striking out seven... He worked four perfect innings and retired 14 of the final 15 batters in the game.

•  His seven strikeouts were two short of his career-high, as Killian has allowed just three earned runs over his last 24.0 innings of action... He is one of two pitchers in the SEC with multiple complete games.

Friday, March 14, 2014

SAA Players of the Week

SAA Baseball Player of the Week - Collin Radack of Hendrix
Hendrix senior Collin Radack (pictured at right) hit .583 (7-for-12) with 8 runs scored, two RBI and six steals in the Warriors' three-game series with Centre. The Austin, Texas native helped Hendrix win two of the three games with a .583 slugging percentage and .643 on-base percentage out of the leadoff spot. Radack also was perfect in the field in 11 chances, including throwing a runner out at home from center field.

Other notable performances from around the league:
Hendrix sophomore starter Will Nichol limited Centre to just six hits, one run and one walk in Saturday's 2-1 complete game victory. The Dallas product struck out four in seven innings for his first win of the season.


GAC Players of the Week

GAC BASEBALL CO- PITCHER OF THE WEEK – Yumezo Densaki, Southern Arkansas, RHP, Jr., Osaka, Japan
In a highly anticipated mid-week contest, Densaki threw seven scoreless innings as No. 4/4 Southern Arkansas beat No. 11/13 Arkansas-Monticello. He allowed just two singles and struck out seven over his seven innings of work. At one stretch, he retired 12 hitters in order as he won his second game of the year.

GAC BASEBALL CO PITCHER OF THE WEEK – Luis DeJesus, Ouachita Baptist, RHP, Sr., Salinas, Puerto Rico
DeJesus pitched the Tigers to a series victory against No. 11/13 Arkansas-Monticello as he threw nine scoreless innings and earned a 6-0 victory on Saturday. He allowed four hits - all singles - in improving to 3-2 and handing the Boll Weevils their first GAC series loss of the season.

NOTABLE PLAYER OF THE WEEK NOMINEES                                                                    

  • Sage Boehner, CF, Sr., Arkansas Tech (Hit .467 with four RBI in sweep of Southeastern Oklahoma State)
  • Matt Calhoun, 1B, Sr., Harding (Recorded a four-game hit, his second this year, during series with East Central)
  • Tyler Cameron, SS, Sr., Southern Arkansas (Recorded a hit in all four wins; drove in seven runs from the leadoff spot)
  • Keegan Ghidotti, OF, Sr., Ouachita Baptist (Drove in six runs as Tigers took two of three from nationally-ranked UAM)

NOTABLE PITCHER OF THE WEEK NOMINEES                                                                  

  • Kade Garlington, RHP, Sr., Arkansas-Monticello (Earned UAM's lone win of the win; allowed one run in six innings)
  • Logan Holthaus, RHP, Sr., Harding (Gave up only four singles in eight innings of work in beating East Central)
  • Aaron Johnson, LHP, Jr., Arkansas Tech (Threw seven scoreless innings against Southeastern Oklahoma State)

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Sunbelt Players of the Week

Week 3 Sun Belt Conference Player of the Week
Drew Merten (UALR, Junior, C)
Merten led the Trojans to a 3-0 week. The junior had five RBIs and came up a clutch hits in wins over UIC and IPFW. On Friday against UIC he hit a two-run double that broke a 2-2 tie in the sixth inning. On Saturday he broke a 1-1 tie in the bottom of the eighth with a two-run single. Merten reached base in 10 of his 12 plate appearances for an .833 on-base percentage. Merten caught all three games on the week for UALR.


GAC Players of the Week

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. – Harding's Matt Calhoun won the Great American Conference Baseball Player of the Week award...

GAC BASEBALL PLAYER OF THE WEEK – Matt Calhoun, Harding, 1B, Sr., Searcy, Ark.
Calhoun led Harding to a 4-1 week and its first-ever conference sweep of Southeastern Oklahoma State. He went 9-for-14 over five games – 8-for-11 against the Savage Storm. He collected three doubles and five runs batted in. He scored five times and added a stolen base. He posted a .650 on-base percentage and an .857 slugging percentage.

NOTABLE PLAYER OF THE WEEK NOMINEES                                                                    
  • Ben Agredano, 2B, Sr., Arkansas-Monticello (Went 5-for-11 with a home run and five RBI in series win vs Henderson State)
  • Patrick Castleberry, C, Sr., Arkansas Tech (Homered and scored three runs against East Central; hit .444 in the series)
  • Parker Norris, 3B, Jr., Ouachita Baptist (Hit .455 with a .571 on-base percentage against No. 4 Southern Arkansas)
  • Carver Rademacher, 1B, So., Southern Arkansas (Hit two home runs and a triple; drove in seven runs as SAU went 4-1)

NOTABLE PITCHER OF THE WEEK NOMINEES                                                                  
  • Janson Carr, RHP, Jr., Southern Arkansas (Allowed only three hits in five scoreless innings against Ouachita Baptist)
  • Jeff Harvill, LHP, Jr., Arkansas-Monticello (Struck out four in 1.2 innings of work against Henderson State to earn the save)
  • Ryan Taylor, RHP, Sr., Arkansas Tech (Threw a seven-inning complete game victory against ECU; struck out nine)
  • Cameron Walker, RHP, Sr., Harding (Struck out a career-high 12 over 7.2 innings of work; beat Southeastern Oklahoma State)