Mercer Claims Both #ASunBSB Awards After 5-0 Week

Monday, March 04, 2013

MACON, Ga. - Mercer is off to the best start in program history with an 11-1 record and after a 5-0 week the Bears swept the Atlantic Sun Baseball Weekly Honors, announced Monday by the league office.

Chesny Young drove in 12 runs as and crossed the plate six times to earn Player of the Week honors, while D.J. Johnson picked up his first Pitcher of the Week accolade following a one-hit shutout of Miami (Ohio),

PLAYER OF THE WEEK:
Chesny Young, Mercer
(3B – So. – Atlanta, Ga. – Business)

  • First Career A-Sun Player of the Week honor
  • Batted .474 with a .542 on-base percentage for the Bears
  • Drove in 12 RBI with three doubles and six runs scored
  • Helped the Bears to a 5-0 and the best start in program history at 11-1
  • Went perfect 3-for-3 with a career-high six RBI in a 9-6 win vs. Miami (Ohio)
OTHER NOMINEES:
  • Brooks Beisner (1B, FGCU) - Batted .474 with two extra-base hits, four RBI and three runs scored
  • Clinton Freeman (LHP/IF, ETSU) - Went 7-for-17 at the plate; also earned a win on the mound vs. Marist
  • Brad Clement (IF, Northern Kentucky) - Recorded three hits in come-back win vs. Texas State on Friday
  • Paul Karmeris (IF, North Florida) - Drove in three runs in Ospreys' 7-6 win vs. No. 29 Florida on Tuesday
PITCHER OF THE WEEK:
D.J. Johnson, Mercer
(RHP – Jr. – Adel, Ga. – Business)
  • First Career Pitcher of the Week honor; Previously won Player of the Week
  • Tossed a complete-game one-hit shutout vs. Miami (Ohio)
  • Led Bears to the 11-0 win as he struck out four batters
  • Threw only 111 pitches for the shutout
  • Has not allowed a run in 18-straight innings
OTHER NOMINEES:
  • Brandon Bixler (LHP, FGCU) - Threw seven scoreless innings vs. Manhattan in the series finale with 11 strikeouts
  • Kerry Doane (RHP/IF, ETSU) - Tossed his first collegiate shutout on Friday with five strikeouts and only six hits allowed
  • Brandon Lee (RHP, USC Upstate) - Hurled a complete-game shutout vs. Marshall with eight hits allowed and seven strikeouts
  • Kyle Westwood (RHP, North Florida) - Earned the win vs. victory vs. Charleston Southern with seven strikeouts in six innings
2013 Atlantic Sun Baseball Weekly Awards
Date Player of the Week (School)
Pitcher of the Week (School)
Feb. 18 Clinton Freeman (ETSU) Chris Anderson (Jacksonville)
Feb. 25 Brooks Beisner (FGCU) Ricky Knapp (FGCU)
Mar. 3 Chesny Young (Mercer) D.J. Johnson (Mercer)

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