Young Bucs Take A-Sun Honors; ETSU Tied for First

Monday, March 18, 2013

MACON, Ga. - ETSU's freshman duo of Jeremy Taylor and Griffin Krieg powered the Buccaneers to a conference opening series win vs. USC Upstate and in the process earned the underclassmen the Atlantic Sun Baseball Weekly Honors, announced Monday by the league office.

PLAYER OF THE WEEK:
Jeremy Taylor, ETSU
(OF – Fr. – Fayetteville, Ga.)

  • First Career A-Sun Player of the Week honor; second for ETSU this season
  • Totaled 11 hits with three doubles and five RBI in a 3-2 week for ETSU
  • Crossed the plate eight teams including four times in win vs. UNCA
  • Added five hits vs. the Bulldogs with four RBI
  • Recorded two doubles in 10-4 Sunday win vs. USC Upstate
  • Helped Bucs to a 2-1 start in conference play with series win vs. Spartans
OTHER NOMINEES:
  • Robert Bruce (OF, Stetson) - Hit .474 with five RBI including game-winners vs. B-CU and Fairfield
  • Corbin Olmstead (RHP/IF, North Florida) - Amassed nine hits with five RBI; added 2.1 innings pitched
  • Kal Simmons (SS, Kennesaw State) - Collected seven hits in 14 at-bats including four vs. Mercer on Sunday
PITCHER OF THE WEEK:
Griffin Krieg, ETSU
(RHP – Fr. – Nashville, Tenn. – Sport Management)
  • First Career Pitcher of the Week honor
  • Pitched 11.0 innings on the week without allowing a run
  • Allowed only five hits with only two walks and five strikeouts
  • Earned the win vs. USC Upstate with eight scoreless innings and four hits
  • Added three scoreless innings vs. Winthrop on one hit and three strikeouts
  • Bucs currently sit tied for first place in the A-Sun at 2-1
OTHER NOMINEES:
  • Blake Bagshaw (RHP, Northern Kentucky) - Fanned eight batters in 6.2 innings vs. Eastern Michigan with one earned run
  • Kevin Kyle (RHP, Kennesaw State) - Claimed the Sunday win vs. Mercer with 6.2 innings pitched and one earned run
  • Kyle Westwood (RHP, North Florida) - Tossed 7.2 combined innings in two contests; totaled 13 strikeouts on the week
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)
Mar. 11 Tyler Marincov (North Florida) Chris Anderson (Jacksonville)
Mar. 18 Griffin Krieg (ETSU) Jeremy Taylor (ETSU)

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