Dwyer, Westwood Take Home A-Sun Weekly Honors

Monday, April 16, 2012

MACON, Ga. – FGCU's Sean Dwyer and North Florida's Kyle Westwood picked up the Atlantic Sun Conference Baseball weekly honors, announced Monday by the league office. Dwyer recorded hits in all five games for the Eagles and helped upset No. 28 FAU and No. 6 Miami, while Westwood tossed a complete game shutout against Lipscomb.

PLAYER OF THE WEEK:
Sean Dwyer, FGCU
(1B – So. – Tavares, Fla. – Health Sciences/Administration)

  • First Career A-Sun Player of the Week award
  • Recorded a hit in all five games in a 3-2 week for the Eagles
  • Had a double and an RBI against No. 28 FAU
  • Ripped a big 2-run double in the win at No. 6 Miami
  • Also nabbed a three-run homer against Jacksonville
OTHER NOMINEES:
  • Austin Liput (2B, USC Upstate) - Went 10-for-22 while tacking on eight runs
  • Zac Mitchell (INF, Belmont) - Drove in six runs and scored four on the week
  • Dan Gulbransen (OF, Jacksonville) - Has a two-run homer against Georgia Southern for his 200th career hit
  • Aaron Dobbs (3B, Kennesaw State) - Totaled five RBI and scored six runs from the leadoff spot in the lineup
  • Ben Carhart (3B, Stetson) - Extended his career-best hitting streak to 13 games
  • Nick Backlund (1B, Mercer) - Had a career-high five hits against Georgia State
  • Dylan Pratt (DH/1B, ETSU) - Hit four home runs on the week with five RBI
PITCHER OF THE WEEK:
Kyle Westwood, North Florida
(RHP – Jr. – Tarpon Springs, Fla. – Health Science)
  • First Career A-Sun Pitcher of the Week
  • Threw a complete game shutout against conference foe Lipscomb
  • Recorded a career-high 11 strikeouts en route to the shutout
  • Assured no batter in the Lipscomb lineup reached second base in the game
  • Held opponents to a .133 batting average
OTHER NOMINEES:
  • Chad Sobotka (RHP, USC Upstate) - Posted a 1-0 record with two saves on the week
  • Alex McRae (RHP, Jacksonville) - Had a 0.00 ERA with three strikeouts against FGCU
  • Josh Carr (P, Kennesaw State) - Picked up his nations leading 8th win on Friday night against Stetson
  • Ricky Knapp (SP, FGCU) - Picked up his third A-Sun victory against Jacksonville, tossing seven straight scoreless innings
  • Brandon Love (SP, Mercer) - Picked up his 200th career strikeout against Belmont
  • Will Dorsey (SP, Stetson) - Went 1-0 on the week with a win against Kennesaw State
  • Kerry Doane (RHP, ETSU) - Earned the victory against Tennessee after tossing a career-high 6.2 innings

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)
Apr. 16 Sean Dwyer (FGCU) Kyle Westwood (North Florida)

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