American Southwest Conference Baseball Players of the Week

Mississippi College junior right-hander Tyler Seaman
Mississippi College junior right-hander Tyler Seaman

FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE

EAST DIVISION

CO-HITTERS OF THE WEEK

Chris Biguenet, 2B, Sr., Texas-Dallas

Texas-Dallas senior second baseman Chris Biguenet (Plano,TX / Plano Senior HS) homered in four straight games – all wins – and drove in a combined 10 runs against Texas Wesleyan and East Division opponent LeTourneau. Biguenet, who batted 8-for-18 on the week and scored five times, drove in at least two runs in each game.

Joe Towns, 1B, Sr., Texas-Tyler

Texas-Tyler senior first baseman Joe Towns ( Carrollton,TX / Newman Smith HS) went 10-for-17 with three home runs, two doubles and seven RBIs over four straight wins. Towns, who also scored nine times, went deep twice in a win over East Division opponent Louisiana College. He had two hits to lead a 5-4 win over University ofDallas.

PITCHER OF THE WEEK

Tyler Seaman, RHP, Jr., Mississippi College

Mississippi College junior right-hander Tyler Seaman (Pascagoula, MS / Jones County JC) threw his second no-hitter of the season with a nine-inning gem that included seven strikeouts in an 11-1 win over East Division opponent Ozarks. Seaman, who tossed his other no-hitter on March 16 against Louisiana College, walked just two batters and allowed one run to cross the plate due to three errors in the first inning. He retired the final seven batters of the game.

WEST DIVISION

HITTER OF THE WEEK

Ryan Breeding, OF, Fr., Howard Payne

Howard Payne freshman outfielder Ryan Breeding ( Blanco,TX / BHS) went 8-for-11 with two triples and a double over a three-game West Division series against McMurry. Breeding scored seven times, drove in two runs and was hit by a pitch. He went 3-for-3 and scored the winning run in an 8-7 win in the finale.

PITCHER OF THE WEEK

Stephen Szkotak, RHP, Sr., Concordia Texas

Concordia Texas senior right-hander Stephen Szkotak ( Dripping Springs,TX / DSHS) picked up two saves against West Division opponent Mary Hardin-Baylor to help the Tornados stay alive in the race for the ASC tournament. Szkotak recorded five strikeouts in two innings of work, including one with two runners on and two outs to seal a 6-4 win in the finale of the three-game series. He threw a perfect ninth with two strikeouts in the 5-4 Game 1 win. Szkotak now leads the league with seven saves.

OTHER TOP PERFORMANCES:

HITTERS: Texas Lutheran 3B Jeremy Macklin went 8-for-15 with two home runs over a 4-0 week. . . . Hardin-Simmons SS Brian Weeks went 12-for-22 with four RBIs over a 4-0 stretch. . . . Mary Hardin-Baylor OF/SS Andrew White went 5-for-12 with a home run over three losses. . . . Concordia Texas 1B Chad Thielepape went 4-for-10 with three doubles over three wins. . . . LeTourneau OF Charles Johnson went 6-for-10 with two home runs over three losses. . . . Mississippi College C Jacob Daniel went 7-for-15 with a home run and four doubles over a 3-1 stretch. . . . Ozarks C Jeremy Hogan went 5-for-8 with four RBI over three losses.

PITCHERS: Texas Lutheran RHP Jeremy Macklin threw seven scoreless innings with two hits to beat Schreiner. . . . Hardin-Simmons LHP Sam Walker had 12 strikeouts in eight innings in a win over Sul Ross State. . . . Mary Hardin-Baylor RHP R.B. Garza tossed a complete-game three-hitter in a hard-luck loss to CTX. . . . Texas-Tyler RHP Tommy Rozell scattered three hits and struck out 10 batters over two appearances that spanned five innings of work. . . . East Texas Baptist RHP Chad Cox tossed eight innings of three-hit ball to beat Tougaloo.