Aldrich batted .500 with a 1.050 slugging percentage for the Cougars last week while collecting at least two hits in all four games. The redshirt freshman from Mt. Pleasant, S.C., drove in 11 runs while six of his 10 hits went for extra bases, including a pair of home runs over the weekend at The Citadel. In both of CofC's wins last week, a 6-5 triumph at UNC Wilmington and a 10-5 defeat of The Citadel, Aldrich drove in four runs.
Hyatt did not allow an earned run over a career-high eight innings in Saturday's 10-2 win over Furman. He surrendered just two runs, both unearned, on four hits to earn the win and even his record at 4-4 on the season. The Brevard, N.C., native struck out six and seemed to get stronger as the game progressed. Hyatt retired 13 of the final 14 batters and faced the minimum 12 batters over his final four innings of work.
The sophomore is the second consecutive ASU pitcher to earn conference honors and the third different Mountaineer hurler honored on the year.
Other hitters receiving consideration were Davidson's Drew Gadaire, Elon's Neal Pritchard, Samford's Brandon Miller, Appalachian State's Zack Briggs, The Citadel's Nick Orvin, Georgia Southern's Steve Cochrane, UNCG's Thomas Troelstrup, Western Carolina's Cameron Dullnig and Wofford's Mac Doyle.
Other top performers among pitchers were Elon's John Brebbia, The Citadel's Matt Talley, Western Carolina's Brandon Johnson, College of Charleston's Christian Powell, Davidson's Ryan Overcash, Georgia Southern's Justin Hess, UNCG's Warren Slack, Samford's Andrew Jones and Wofford's Brandon Yarusi.
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
March 21 Saxon Butler, Samford
March 28 Mac Doyle, Wofford
April 4 Victor Roache, Georgia Southern
April 11 Daniel Aldrich, College of Charleston
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
March 21 Dylan Cole, Furman
March 28 Lex Rutledge, Samford
April 4 Ryan Arrowood, Appalachian State
April 11 Nathan Hyatt, Appalachian State