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