FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE
SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Samford outfielder David Schulze has been named the Southern Conference Baseball Player of the Week while The Citadel starting pitcher Asher Wojciechowski has been selected as the league’s Pitcher of the Week for all games from March 8-14.
Schulze batted .632 (12-for-19) with two doubles, three home runs and 10 RBIs in Samford’s four games last week. The senior from Santo Domingo, D.R., had a 5-for-5 game in Friday’s SoCon opener against College of Charleston and topped that with a 6-for-6 effort in Sunday’s finale. On Sunday, Schulze’s six hits included a pair of home runs, three singles and a double to reach 13 total bases and a 2.167 slugging percentage for the game. In Samford’s Southern Conference series against the Cougars, Schulze batted .733 (11-for-15) with two doubles, three home runs and nine RBIs.
In Friday’s SoCon opener against Western Carolina, Wojciechowski struck out 14 batters, the second highest of his career and tops in the conference this season, while working eight scoreless innings in the Bulldogs’ 4-0 win. He recorded six straight outs via strikeout in the sixth and seventh innings, and the junior from Sturgis, Mich., threw 138 pitches, 92 of them for strikes. In his fourth start of the year, Wojciechowski improved to a league-best 4-0.
Other hitters receiving consideration were The Citadel’s Nick Orvin, Georgia Southern’s Kyle Blackburn, Wofford’s Mac Doyle, Appalachian State’s Jerod Faggart, College of Charleston’s Matt Leeds, Elon’s Ryan Adams and Furman’s Aaron Thompkins.
Other top performers among pitchers were Georgia Southern’s Matt Murray, Davidson’s Ryan Overcash, Appalachian State’s Chris Patterson, College of Charleston’s Kevin Decker, UNC Greensboro’s Blake Hassebrock, Samford’s Andrew Jones and Wofford’s J.D. Osborne.
2010 SoCon Baseball Players of the Week
Feb. 22 Corey Overholtzer, UNC Greensboro
March 1 Andrew Barna, Davidson
March 8 Will Owens, Furman
March 15 David Schulze, Samford
2010 SoCon Baseball Pitchers of the Week
Feb. 22 Asher Wojciechowski, The Citadel
March 1 Matt Andress, Appalachian State
March 8 Jason Sullivan, Western Carolina
March 15 Asher Wojciechowski, The Citadel