ROCK HILL, S.C. (TheSAC.com) – Lincoln Memorial's Tyler Adams and Paul Kirby from Carson-Newman were tabbed the Astroturf South Atlantic Conference Baseball Co-Players of the Week, while Forrest Arnold of Coker was tabbed the Astroturf South Atlantic Conference Baseball Pitcher of the Week for games played April 10-16, the League announced today.
Adams, a freshman from Woodstock, Ga., batted .571 with three home runs and eight RBI to lead the Railsplitters to a 4-0 record last week, including a series sweep over SAC foe Newberry. He posted multiple hits in a pair of games and highlighted his week with a 4-for-4 performance with two homers and four RBI in the 16-10 win over Newberry in game one of the double header on April 15. Adams finished the week with eight total hits and a slugging percentage of 1.214. The honor is his first Player of the Week plaudit this season.
Kirby, a senior from Goodlettsville, Tenn., drove in 12 runs and hit .400 to push the Eagles to a series sweep of Wingate and a 4-0 record last week. He belted three home runs in the in the four-game span to go along with six total hits. Kirby finished the week with a .400 average at the plate, while slugging 1.000. The award marks his first Player of the Week selection this season.
Arnold, a senior from West Columbia, S.C., struck out six hitters in a complete game shutout win over Brevard on April 14. He had a perfect game going up until the ninth where he allowed his only hit and only walk of the contest. The honor marks his second Pitcher of the Week nod this season.
2017 Baseball Players of the Week
Feb. 7 - Justin Dean, Lenoir-Rhyne
Feb. 14 - Ryan Addington, Carson-Newman
Feb. 21 - Luke Setzer, Catawba
Feb. 28 - Luke Setzer, Catawba & Trejon Smith, Newberry
Mar. 7 - Bradley Brown, Wingate
Mar. 14 - Seth Hunt, Lincoln Memorial
Mar. 20 - Nick Lacina, Tusculum & Bryson Conner, Coker
Mar. 28 - Timmy Wages, Lincoln Memorial
Apr. 4 - Christian Stampler, Mars Hill
Apr. 11 - Luke Setzer, Catawba
Apr. 18 - Tyler Adams, Lincoln Memorial & Paul Kirby, Carson-Newman
2017 Baseball Pitchers of the Week
Feb. 7 - Hunter Hamilton, Wingate
Feb. 14 - Zach Slagle, Tusculum & Thomas St. Clair, Lenoir-Rhyne
Feb. 21 - Hunter Morgan, Wingate
Feb. 28 - Thomas St. Clair, Lenoir-Rhyne
Mar. 7 - Thomas St. Clair, Lenoir-Rhyne
Mar. 14 - Alec Bivins, Mars Hill
Mar. 20 - Forrest Arnold, Coker
Mar. 28 - Evan Estridge, Newberry
Apr. 4 - McKenly Berry, Tusculum
Apr. 11 - Thomas St. Clair, Lenoir-Rhyne
Apr. 18 - Forrest Arnold, Coker