UNCG Sweeps Weekly SoCon Baseball Awards
Courtesy: Southern Conference
Release: 05/16/2011
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UNCG's Warren Slack (left) and Cody Walker
Courtesy: Southern Conference
SPARTANBURG, S.C. - UNCG left fielder Cody Walker has been named the Southern Conference Baseball Player of the Week while teammate Warren Slack, a right-hander pitcher, has been selected as the league's Pitcher of the Week for all games from May 9-15.

Walker hit 8-for-16 last week to lead the Spartans to a perfect 4-0 week, including a weekend sweep of The Citadel. The senior from Greensboro recorded a hit in all four games and is currently riding an 11-game hitting streak, the best on the team this season, as UNCG has won 12 of its last 13 games. He began the week with a 2-for-5 performance at High Point with a double, walk, RBI and run scored. His impressive performance continued over the weekend when he went a combined 6-for-11 at the plate with three doubles, three RBIs and three runs scored. On Senior Day Sunday, Walker had three hits, including a game-tying RBI single in the bottom of the ninth.

Slack was 1-0 in two appearances last week. He came on in relief on Tuesday in the ninth inning to close out UNCG's 12-4 win over High Point with one strikeout in an inning of work. The senior from High Point, N.C., came back on Friday to make the final home start of his career. Slack, who currently leads all active SoCon pitchers with 242 career strikeouts, fanned a career-high 12 batters while limiting The Citadel to one run on five hits in 6.1 innings on the mound.

Other hitters receiving consideration were College of Charleston's Robert Harding, Furman's Aaron Thompkins, Samford's Saxon Butler, Appalachian State's Tyler Zupcic, Elon's Harry Austin, Georgia Southern's Victor Roache, Western Carolina's Ross Heffley and Wofford's Landon Bennett.

Other top performers among pitchers were College of Charleston's Casey Lucchese, The Citadel's Bryce Hines, Samford's Charles Basford, Wofford's Tom Dolinak, Appalachian State's David Port, Elon's David Whitehead and Georgia Southern's Andy Moye.

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
April 18    Victor Roache, Georgia Southern
April 25    Stephen Notaro, Western Carolina
May 2      Matt Leeds, College of Charleston
               Sebastian Gomez, Elon
May 9      Preston Troutman, Appalachian State
May 16    Cody Walker, UNCG

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
April 18    Ryan Arrowood, Appalachian State
               Logan Cribb, The Citadel
April 25    Taylor Miller, Appalachian State
May 2      Thomas Girdwood, Elon
May 9      Cash Collins, Wofford
May 16    Warren Slack, UNCG


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