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Big South Players of the Week (March 23rd)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Winthrop sophomore Eddie Rohan (Youngstown, Ohio) has been selected as the Big South Conference Choice Hotels Baseball Player of the Week, while VMI senior Chris Henderson (Fredericksburg, Va.) has been named New Balance Pitcher of the Week for games played March 16-22, it was announced today by the League office.

Rohan provided clutch hitting to help Winthrop to a 3-2 record against three prominent opponents last week. He hit safely in all five games and .350 (7-20) for the week with three home runs, one double, a .409 on-base average and an .850 slugging percentage. He opened the week 1-3 at Southern California and then went 2-4 with a double and home run in Winthrop’s 5-2 win over Georgia Southern. Two of his three homers came in the Eagles’ 6-4 victory over No. 10 Coastal Carolina on Saturday. The first homer against CCU put Winthrop ahead 4-1, while his second home run of the day gave Winthrop a 5-4 lead. The 6-4 victory over Coastal Carolina was the first time Winthrop had defeated a ranked opponent since April 8, 2008 when the Eagles defeated then-No. 11 Georgia. Rohan batted .308 in the Coastal Carolina series and helped Winthrop to the 2-games-to-1 series win over the Chanticleers.

Henderson tossed a complete game win on Saturday afternoon vs. UNC Asheville. The right-hander scattered five hits, striking out six while allowing two runs (one earned). Henderson also worked a scoreless inning in relief at Virginia Tech last Wednesday, notching a strikeout while allowing one hit. Henderson’s line last week: 2 GP, 1-0, 0.90 ERA, 10 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 7 SO, .162 opponents’ batting average. He has now thrown four complete games in his career, including two in Big South action.

Other Baseball Player of the Week Nominees: Kory Morian (Charleston Southern), Errol Hollinger (Liberty), Jeff Kemp (Radford), Kevin Weidenbacher (UNC Asheville) and A.J. Yoder (VMI).

Other Baseball Pitcher of the Week Nominees: Anthony Markham (Charleston Southern), Cody Wheeler (Coastal Carolina), Steven Evans (Liberty), Andrew Foushee (Presbyterian), Paul DeVito (Radford), Ryan Dull (UNC Asheville) and Tyler Mizenko (Winthrop).

2009 Players of the Week
Feb. 23 – John Murrian, Winthrop
March 3 – Reed Kreiser, UNC Asheville
March 9 – Justin Loyd, Gardner-Webb
March 16 – Curran Radel, Liberty
March 23 – Eddie Rohan, Winthrop

2009 Pitchers of the Week
Feb. 23 – Austin Fleet, Coastal Carolina
March 3 – Michael Bogaert, UNC Asheville & Keith Hessler, Coastal Carolina
March 9 – Cody Wheeler, Coastal Carolina
March 16 – Dominic Patterozzi, Winthrop
March 23 – Chris Henderson, VMI

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