A-Sun Baseball Honors Awarded to Gavlik and Hamann

Monday, April 09, 2012

MACON, Ga. – North Florida's T.J. Gavlik and Belmont's Matt Hamann picked up the Atlantic Sun Conference Baseball weekly honors, announced Monday by the league office. Gavlik guided the Ospreys to a 3-1 week which included a win vs. No. 1 Florida and a road series win against ETSU, while Hamann hurled a complete game one-hit shutout against USC Upstate on Friday.

PLAYER OF THE WEEK:
T.J. Gavlik, North Florida
(SS – Sr. – Hong Kong, China – Sport Management)

  • First Career A-Sun Player of the Week award
  • Recorded a career-high three RBI in win vs. No. 1 Florida
  • Hit safely in all four games this week en route to .500 average
  • Notched two doubles and a triple to drive in four runs for UNF
  • Crossed the plate five times to guide Ospreys to 3-1 week
OTHER NOMINEES:
  • Drew Turner (OF, Belmont) - Went 8-for-13 in Belmont's 4-0 week with five runs scored
  • Ben Carhart (3B, Stetson) - Led Hatters to 3-1 week with team-leading .471 average and four RBI
  • Adam Brett Walker II (1B/OF, Jacksonville) - Belted two home runs with seven RBI in four games
PITCHER OF THE WEEK:
Matt Hamann, Belmont
(SP – Sr. – Northbrook, Ill. – Sport Administration)
  • Third Career A-Sun Pitcher of the Week; first this season
  • Hurled a one-hit complete game shutout on Friday vs. USC Upstate
  • Struck out four batters, while walking none against the Spartans
  • Retired 21 straight batters after first batter reached on an error
  • Helped Bruins to a 10-2 start in A-Sun play - good for first place
OTHER NOMINEES:
  • Harrison Cooney (RHP, FGCU) - Earned the victory vs. No. 2 Florida State with four shutout innings
  • Josh Cotham (SP, Lipscomb) - Tossed 6.1 innings to earn victory vs. Kennesaw State while allowing only one run
  • Chandler Jagodzinski (P, North Florida) - Recorded a win vs. No. 1 Florida and a save against ETSU; allowed only three hits
  • John Long (RHP, ETSU) - Collected fifth victory of the season with seven shutout innings vs. North Florida
  • Austin Perez (SP, Stetson) - Took a no-hitter in the sixth inning at South Florida; earned victory vs. Bulls

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)
Feb. 27 Nick Backlund (Mercer) Brandon Lee (USC Upstate)
Mar. 5 Zac Mitchell (Belmont) Tyler Moore (North Florida)
Mar. 12 Tyler Marincov (North Florida) Brandon Barker (Mercer)
Mar. 19 Ronnie Freeman (Kennesaw State) Ricky Knapp (FGCU)
Mar. 26 Zak Messer (Lipscomb) Ricky Knapp (FGCU)
Apr. 2 Andy Chriscaden (Kennesaw State) David Roseboom (USC Upstate)
Apr. 9 T.J. Gavlik (North Florida) Matt Hamann (Belmont)

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