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Doyle, Beck Earn SoCon Baseball Honors
Courtesy: Southern Conference
Release: 03/14/2011
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Wofford's Mac Doyle
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SPARTANBURG, S.C. - Wofford junior outfielder and designated hitter Mac Doyle has been named the Southern Conference Baseball Player of the Week while Georgia Southern sophomore Chris Beck has been selected as the league's Pitcher of the Week for all games from March 7-13.

After starting as Wofford's designated hitter for the first 13 games of the season, Doyle moved to left field for Saturday's doubleheader against Harvard and responded with a power surge at the plate. The junior belted a pair of home runs in each game, including a grand slam in game two, to propel Wofford to a sweep of the doubleheader and of the four-game series. In total, Doyle had four home runs and 11 RBIs last week while slugging 1.000.

Beck started two games last week and helped set the tone against No. 1 Florida in his first start of the week. He struck out four Gators and allowed only one walk and one hit in 2.0 innings of work. The sophomore left in a 0-0 ball game before Andy Moye scored the deciding run in the fifth inning, as GSU defeated the top-ranked Gators, 7-0. Beck then struck out nine Furman batters and went seven innings, allowing one run on five hits in his win over the Paladins on Friday night. In his two outings, Beck finished with 13 punch outs, two walks allowed, one earned run and six hits in 9.0 total innings.

Other hitters receiving consideration were Georgia Southern's Eric Phillips, College of Charleston's Rob Kral, The Citadel's Nick Orvin, Appalachian State's Tyler Zupcic, Davidson's Seth Freeman, Elon's Neal Pritchard, UNCG's Trevor Edwards and Samford's Michael Johnson.

Other top performers among pitchers were Samford's Lex Rutledge, College of Charleston's David Peterson, Elon's Thomas Girdwood, UNCG's Warren Slack, Appalachian State's Chad Farmer, The Citadel's Matt Talley, Davidson's Ian Horkley and Wofford's Cash Collins.


2011 SoCon Baseball Players of the Week
Feb. 21 Ross Heffley, Western Carolina
Feb. 28 Steve Cochrane, Georgia Southern
March 7 Neal Pritchard, Elon
March 14 Mac Doyle, Wofford


2011 SoCon Baseball Pitchers of the Week
Feb. 21 Tyler Wood, Furman
Feb. 28 Lawrence Pardo, Appalachian State
March 7 Chris Lamb, Davidson
March 14 Chris Beck, Georgia Southern

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