Suchy Extends FGCU Streak; Cotham Hurls Gem vs. NKU

Monday, May 06, 2013

MACON, Ga. - FGCU's Michael Suchy and Lipscomb's Josh Cotham both helped their teams to conference series sweeps over the weekend and as a result earned the Atlantic Sun Baseball Weekly Awards, announced Monday by the league office.

Suchy totaled three homes on the week with seven RBI and 10 hits to extend FGCU's winning streak to eight games, while Josh Cotham hurled a complete-game 1-0 victory vs. Northern Kentucky in Lipscomb's sweep of NKU.

PLAYER OF THE WEEK:
Michael Suchy, FGCU
(OF/1B – So. – Bradenton, Fla. ‐ Education)

  • First Career A-Sun Player of the Week honor; second for FGCU this year
  • Recorded a hit in all five FGCU contest on the week (10-for-22; .455)
  • Led Eagles to wins in all five games with seven total RBI
  • Tallied three homers, eight runs scored and two walks
  • Eagles currently riding an eight-game win streak; tied for longest in A-Sun this season
  • Increased batting average to .300 for the season
OTHER NOMINEES:
  • Dylan Tritsch (OF, ETSU) - Totaled three multi-hit game for nine total base knocks
  • Zach Lowery (OF, Lipscomb) - Helped Bisons to sweep of NKU with six hits and three runs
  • Tyler Marincov (OF, North Florida) - Tallied eight hits to help Ospreys clinch a spot in A-Sun Championship
  • Patrick Mazeika (C/1B, Stetson) - Notched two homers including a walk-off home run on Sunday vs. North Florida
PITCHER OF THE WEEK:
Josh Cotham, Lipscomb
(RHP – Sr. – Mt. Juliet, Tenn. – Corporate Management)
  • Second Career Pitcher of the Week honor; first this season
  • Hurled a complete-game shutout 1-0 win vs. Northern Kentucky on Friday
  • Fanned seven batters in the victory, while only allowing three hits
  • Retired the first 14 batters before NKU posted two hits and a walk in the 5th inning
  • Tallied only one walk in his third win of the season
OTHER NOMINEES:
  • Will Chesney (P/IF, ETSU) - In three appearances, tossed 6.1 innings of no-hit baseball with seven strikeouts
  • Cameron Griffin (LHP, Stetson) - Earned two wins vs. North Florida by throwing only 0.2 innings on eight pitches
  • Michael Renner (LHP, North Florida) - Threw a complete-game shutout with five strikeouts for ninth win of the year
  • Harrison Cooney (RHP, FGCU) - Picked up win in 10-2 victory vs. JU; struck out eight batters 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)
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)
Apr. 15 Chesny Young (Mercer) Kerry Doane (ETSU)
Apr. 22 Patrick Mazeika (Stetson) Steve Janas (Kennesaw State)
Apr. 29 Nick Backlund (Mercer) Ricky Knapp (FGCU)
May 6 Michael Suchy (FGCU) Josh Cotham (Lipscomb)

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