River City Takes #ASunBSB Honors; Anderson's Fourth

Monday, March 25, 2013

MACON, Ga. - The River City earned the Atlantic Sun Baseball Weekly Honors as North Florida's Corey Bass and Jacksonville's Chris Anderson took home the accolades, announced Monday by the league office.

PLAYER OF THE WEEK:
Corey Bass, North Florida
(C – Sr. – Orlando, Fla. ‐ Health Science)

  • First Career A-Sun Player of the Week honor; second for UNF this season
  • Finished the week with a .444 batting average in five Osprey contests
  • Recorded three doubles, one triple and one homer with seven RBI
  • Added three runs scored and two walks
  • Reached base safely in all five contests for a .500 on-base percentage
  • Tallied triple and homer at Florida along with two RBI
OTHER NOMINEES:
  • Zach Tillery (IF, FGCU) - Went 7-for-11 at the plate in a series win at ETSU
  • Nick Backlund (1B, Mercer) - Tallied five extra-base hits on the week and eight RBI in 3-2 week for the Bears
  • Drew Adams (OF, Lipscomb) - Hit .600 and slugger .900 with three doubles, four RBI and two runs scored vs. UNF
  • Peyton Hart (3B, Kennesaw State) - Led Owls to a 4-0 week with a .500 batting average, which included five RBI
PITCHER OF THE WEEK:
Chris Anderson, Jacksonville
(RHP – Jr. – Lino Lakes, Minn. – Sports Management)
  • Fourth Career Pitcher of the Week honor; third this season
  • Pitched 8.1 innings of work of shutout baseball vs. USC Upstate for 3-0 win
  • Fanned 10 Spartan batters while walking only one in the JU victory
  • Helped Dolphins move into a tie for third place in A-Sun with a 2-1 record
  • Allowed eight hits in the contest for his fourth win of the year
  • Lowered ERA to 0.96 and increased league-leading strikeout total to 60
OTHER NOMINEES:
  • Ricky Knapp (RHP, FGCU) - Moved to 5-0 on the season with eight innings and eight strikeouts at ETSU
  • Kerry Doane (RHP/IF, ETSU) - Gave Bucs a 3-2 win vs. FGCU with a complete game effort and only two earned runs
  • DJ Johnson (RHP, Mercer) - Allowed only one run vs. Stetson in 9-1 victory with seven strikeouts; added 1.1 innings in midweek
  • Tyson Ashcraft (P/UT, Lipscomb) - Earned his first career save; added a win vs. UNF on Sunday in two innings of work
  • Travis Dean (P, Kennesaw State) - Threw five innings of no-hit baseball at NKU in six innings of work
  • Corbin Olmstead (RHP/IF, North Florida) - Made two appearances for 7.2 innings; struck out eight batters with no walks
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)
Mar. 25 Corey Bass (North Florida) Chris Anderson (Jacksonville)

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