Brennan, Moses Open Season with A-Sun Baseball Honors

Monday, February 20, 2012

MACON, Ga. – Stetson's Mitchel Brennan and Belmont's Scott Moses kicked off the 2012 Atlantic Sun Baseball Campaign by claiming the conference weekly honors. Brennan led the Hatters to a series sweep vs. George Washington with four hits and six walks, while Moses fanned eight batters in four innings for the combined 2-0 shutout of Evansville.

PLAYER OF THE WEEK:
Mitchel Brennan, Stetson
(RF – Jr. – Orlando, Fla. – Finance)

  • First Career A-Sun Player of the Week award
  • Batted .667 (4-of-6) in opening weekend with six runs scored, two doubles and a homer
  • Drove in five runs with a 1.500 slugging percentage
  • Added six walks and one hit-by-pitch for a .846 on-base percentage
  • Led No. 26 Hatters to three-game sweep of George Washington
OTHER NOMINEES:
  • Greg Brody (INF, Belmont) - Recorded hits in all three games for the Bruins with two RBI
  • Gaither Bumgardner (OF, USC Upstate) - Posted a .556 average to help Spartans to 2-0 start
  • Matthew Scruggs (OF, ETSU) - Belted three home runs vs. Eastern Kentucky including first homer in the new Thomas Stadium
  • Chesny Young (3B, Mercer) - Hit. 533 with a homer and five RBI to help Bears to 3-1 weekend
  • Zak Messer (1B, Lipscomb) - Notched four extra-base hits with two RBI
  • Will Howard (CF, Kennesaw State) - Tallied four hits and scored thrice on the weekend
PITCHER OF THE WEEK:
Scott Moses, Belmont
(RP ‐ Fr. – Englewood, N.C. – Mathematics)
  • First Career A-Sun Pitcher of the Week
  • Entered game in relief to strike out eight batters vs Evansville and earn the victory
  • Allowed only one hit in the appearance and one walk
  • Earned the combined shutout with starting pitcher Chase Brookshire
OTHER NOMINEES:
  • David Roseboom (SP, USC Upstate) - Earned the win vs. Eastern Michigan with six shutout innings and four hits
  • Lindsey Caughel (SP, Stetson) - Hurled seven shutout innings in just 75 pitches with four strikeouts
  • John Long (SP, ETSU) - Earned the first victory at Thomas Stadium with six innings pitched and only four hits allowed
  • David Randall (SP, Mercer) - Threw 5.1 innings of shutout ball vs. Morehead State with eight fanned batters
  • Connor Sinclair (SP, Lipscomb) - Completed six shutout innings with only five hits allowed and two strikeouts

2012 Atlantic Sun Baseball Player and Pitcher of the Week
Date Player of the Week (School)
Pitcher of the Week (School)
Feb. 20 Mitchel Brennan (Stetson) Scott Moses (Belmont)

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