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Byorick, Hall named players of the week
Courtesy: Southern Conference
Release: 04/15/2019
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Wofford's Hudson Byorick and Mercer's Tanner Hall
Courtesy: Southern Conference

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Wofford outfielder Hudson Byorick and Mercer’s left-handed pitcher Tanner Hall have been named the Southern Conference player and pitcher of the week, respectively, for all games April 8-14. The selections were made by the league office.

Starting all four games for the Terriers this past week, Byorick hit a team leading .562 batting average. The junior went 9-for-16 with nine hits, six RBIs, two doubles and a homerun.

The Terriers (23-15) will head to Rock Hill, South Carolina, to battle Winthrop (20-15) in a nonconference matchup. They will then continue conference play against ETSU (25-10).

Also nominated: Ben Peden (The Citadel), Jake Lyle (ETSU), Brooks Carlson (Samford), Zach Kuchmaner (UNCG), Will Knight (VMI) and Daylan Nanny (Western Carolina).

Earning his third win of the season, junior left-handed pitcher Hall held Western Carolina to just one run on six hits through eight innings. He recorded an 8-to-1 strikeout-to-walk ratio with the eight strikeouts setting a new career high. He currently has a 1.37 ERA, .179 batting average against and 18 strikeouts in 23.0 innings pitched during conference play.

The Bears (16-22) are set for a midweek matchup against Kennesaw State (17-20) on Tuesday before heading to Lexington, Virginia, to take on VMI (9-27) in conference action this weekend.

Also nominated: Zach Hester (Samford), Austin Koehn (UNCG), Zak Kent (VMI), Chase Walter (Western Carolina) and Hayes Heinecke (Wofford).

2019 SoCon Players of the Week

Feb. 18       Jackson Greer, ETSU

Feb. 25       RJ Yeager, Mercer

March 4      Daylan Nanny, Western Carolina

March 11    Immanuel Wilder, Western Carolina

March 18    Kel Johnson, Mercer

March 25    Jordan Fucci, Samford

April 1         Jabari Richards, Furman

April 8         Zach Budzik, UNCG

April 15       Hudson Byorick, Wofford

2019 SoCon Pitchers of the Week

Feb. 18       Shane Connolly, The Citadel

Feb. 25       Jordan Merritt, The Citadel

March 4      Hayes Heinecke, Wofford

March 11    Hayes Heinecke, Wofford

March 18    Zak Kent, VMI

March 25    Shane Connolly, The Citadel

April 1         Austin Higginbotham, Wofford

April 8         Zak Kent, VMI

April 15       Tanner Hall, Mercer

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