SPARTANBURG, S.C. – UNCG outfielder Ceasr Trejo and right hander Jack Maynard have been named the Southern Conference player and pitcher of the week, respectively, for all games March 5-11. The selections are made by the league office.
Trejo batted .600 with one home run and seven RBIs, helping lift UNCG to a perfect 4-0 for the week. The junior went 2-for-4 with a pair of RBIs in a 7-5 victory over Elon on Wednesday. The reigning SoCon Player of the Month for February followed up that performance by smacking a home run and totaling three RBIs in the series opener against Lafayette on Friday. The Greensboro, North Carolina, native capped off the week going 5-for-8 with two RBIs, a double and a stolen base as UNCG swept a doubleheader against Lafayette on Saturday.
Trejo tops the conference in batting average (.518), slugging percentage (.911) total bases (51) and hits (29) and was named one of Collegiate Baseball’s National Players of the Week on Monday.
Maynard pitched a pair of scoreless outings in relief last week. Against Elon, the right-hander tossed 3 1/3 innings, striking out a career-high eight batters to pick up the win for the Spartans. Three days later, the Crozet, Virginia, native went 3 2/3, striking out six and allowing just one hit as UNCG defeated Lafayette 5-2. The junior currently leads the SoCon in wins (four) and is second in earned run average (1.37).
UNCG, which is 11-4 on the year, hosts Elon Tuesday at 4 p.m.
Also nominated for Player of the Week: Christian Bailey (ETSU), RJ Yeager (Mercer), Max McDougald (Wofford).
Also nominated for Pitcher of the Week: Micah Kaczor (ETSU), Matt Lazzaro (Furman), Jack Maynard (UNCG), Sawyer Gipson-Long (Mercer), Tristan Widra (Samford) and Adam Scott (Wofford).
2018 SoCon Players of the Week
Feb. 19 Jake Crawford, Furman
Feb. 26 Matt Dunlevy, VMI
March 5 Matt Pita, VMI
March 12 Cesar Trejo, UNCG
2018 SoCon Pitchers of the Week
Feb. 19 Micah Kaczor, ETSU
Feb. 26 Samuel Strickland, Samford
March 5 Samuel Strickland, Samford
March 12 Jack Maynard, UNCG