Ospreys Swoop Up #ASunBSB Honors; Tied for First in A-Sun

Monday, April 08, 2013

MACON, Ga. - For the third-straight week, a different North Florida student-athlete earned the Atlantic Sun Baseball Player of the Week honor as Drew Weeks claimed the accolade, while his teammate Corbin Olmstead took home the Pitcher of the Week honor.

The Ospreys went 3-1 on the week including a series win vs. Mercer at home to move UNF into a tie for first place in the A-Sun at 6-3.

PLAYER OF THE WEEK:
Drew Weeks, North Florida
(OF – So. – Green Cove Springs, Fla. ‐ Criminal Justice)

  • First Career A-Sun Player of the Week honor; fourth for UNF this season
  • Led Ospreys to 3-1 week with a .538 batting average and three extra-base hits
  • Tallied two multi-hit games in series win vs. Mercer; totaled six hits in series
  • Knocked homers vs. Bethune-Cookman on Tuesday and series finale vs. Mercer
  • Moved Ospreys into tie with FGCU for first place in the A-Sun at 6-3
  • Added three walks for an on-base percentage of .647
OTHER NOMINEES:
  • Dylan Tritsch (OF, ETSU) - Hit safely in all five games for ETSU; totaled 10 hits as Bucs went 4-1
  • Nick Rivera (IF, FGCU) - Helped Eagles to road series win vs. KSU with three hits and two runs scored
  • Kevin Fagan (IF, Stetson) - Reached base in 15 of 20 plate appearances; hit .643 (9-14)
  • Gaither Bumgardner (P/OF, USC Upstate) - Tallied 10 hits with five runs scored; added win on the mound
  • Andy Almonte (2B, Kennesaw State) - Batted .500 for the week with eight hits and three walks
  • Josh Myers (IF, Northern Kentucky) - Totaled eights hits and seven runs scored in four games for NKU
  • Braddock Rowe (C, Jacksonville) - Amassed nine hits with three multi-hit games; batted .600 (9-15)
PITCHER OF THE WEEK:
Corbin Olmstead, North Florida
(RHP/IF – Fr. – Tampa, Fla. – Electrical Engineering)
  • First Career Pitcher of the Week honor; first for UNF this season
  • Made three appearances in relief to total 4.1 innings on the mound
  • Totaled three saves without allowing a run on only three hits allowed
  • Fanned seven batters including three in each save vs. Mercer
  • Lowered ERA to 1.08; tied for conference lead with five saves
  • Also batted .357 on the week with five hits
OTHER NOMINEES:
  • Brandon Bixler (LHP, FGCU) - Clinched the series for FGCU vs. KSU with nine strikeouts in 5.1 innings
  • Kerry Doane (RHP/IF, ETSU) - Tossed his NCAA leading sixth complete game with 5-2 win at NKU
  • Austin Perez (LHP, Stetson) - Turned in his first career complete game in 8-1 victory vs. Jacksonville; allowed six hits
  • Brandon Barker (RHP, Mercer) - Totaled eight innings in two starts; fanned six batters with seven hits allowed
  • Jaesung Hwang (RHP, Lipscomb) - Worked three games in relief; totaled 5.2 innings with no earned runs on four hits
  • Steve Janas (P, Kennesaw State) - Went seven innings vs. #24 FGCU; allowed only one earned run with six strikeouts
  • Gaither Bumgardner (P/OF, USC Upstate) - Allowed only two hits over eight innings vs. Lipscomb on Sunday in the win
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)
Apr. 1 Donnie Dewees (North Florida) Kevin Kyle (Kennesaw State)
Apr. 8 Drew Weeks (North Florida) Corbin Olmstead (North Florida)

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