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Big South Weekly Baseball Honors – April 28

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – UNC Asheville sophomore Justin Schumer (Charlotte, N.C.) has been selected as the Big South Conference Choice Hotels Baseball Player of the Week, while Radford senior Eric Evans (Mobile, Ala.) has been named New Balance Pitcher of the Week for games played April 21-27, it was announced today by the League office.

Schumer went 10-for-21 (.476) from the plate last week to lead Asheville to four wins. He was picked up a win on the mound. The week started in herioc fashion as not only did he pitch the final four innings of the game against future Big South member Gardner-Webb, but he also went 4-for-4 from the plate with four RBI. The biggest hit was a lead-off, walk-off home run to start the bottom of the 12th inning, which also made him the winning pitcher. He came back with two hits the next night against North Carolina A&T with two runs scored and a RBI. In two wins against Radford, Schumer went 4-for-9 with two more RBI and five runs scored. For the week, Schumer drove in seven runs, scored nine times, had three doubles, one home run, four walks, a .762 slugging percentage, .500 on-base average, three mult-hit games and RBIs in four of his five outings. He also tossed four scoreless innings with just two hits allowed and four strikeouts against Gardner-Webb.

Evans pitched a complete game, 4-0 shutout in the series opener with UNC Asheville, his second complete game in Conference action this season. Evans scattered six hits, struck out five batters and did not issue a walk. He allowed only one Bulldog hitter to make it to second base or beyond. Evans also pitched one scoreless inning with a strikeout at Virginia Tech earlier in the week. His line last week: 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 10 IP, 7 H, 0 R/ER, 0 BB, 6 SO, .200 opponents’ batting average.

Other Baseball Player of the Week Nominees: Tommy Baldridge (Coastal Carolina), Cody Brown (Liberty), Nick Minter (Radford) and Eddie Rohan (Winthrop).

Other Baseball Pitcher of the Week Nominees: Bobby Gagg (Coastal Carolina) and Michael Bogaert (UNC Asheville).

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