Charleston Southern’s Alex Tomasovich has been named the Big South Conference Choice Hotels Baseball Player of the Week, while Charleston Southern’s Denis Buckley and Austin Kerr of Coastal Carolina was tabbed The Crons Brand Co-Pitchers of the Week for games played April 14-20, the League announced today.
Tomasovich, a senior from Tega Cay, S.C. was 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored in the Bucs’ first win over the Gamecocks since 2003 as the Bucs defeated then No. 6 South Carolina, 4-1. He had a sacrifice fly to score teammate Bobby Ison in the first and followed with an RBI single in the third to plate half the Bucs’ runs in the win. He added a 5-for-9 weekend against Asheville with three runs and three RBI in CSU’s two wins. He finished the week 7-for-12 (.583) with two doubles and five RBI was the Bucs went 3-0. He was also strong in the field as he made a two diving stabs in the hole at third to take away Bulldog hits in a 6-3 win last Friday night.
Buckley, a junior from McLean, Va., shutdown No. 6 South Carolina for seven innings in the Bucs’ 4-1 win over the Gamecocks on Tuesday night. The right-hander came on in the third and worked 6.2 innings to take a shutout into the ninth as the Buccaneers beat the Gamecocks for the first time in 11 years. He scattered six hits and struck out six to improve to 2-0 on the season.
Kerr, a junior from Chester, S.C., pitched Coastal Carolina’s first complete game shutout since 2011 to lead the Chanticleers to the 4-0 win over Presbyterian College on April. 18. He retired the first 13 batters he faced as he posted a career-high seven strikeouts in his outing. He took a no-hitter into the seventh inning and allowed just two hits in the contest.
Also nominated for Player of the Week for Week: Matt Naldoski (Campbell), Connor Owings (Coastal Carolina), Josh Spano (High Point), Danny Grauer (Liberty), Patrick Marshall (Radford) and Brandon Angus (VMI).
Also nominated for Pitcher of the Week for Week: Hector Cedano (Campbell), John McGillicuddy (High Point), Trey Lambert (Liberty), Aaron Myers (Longwood), Ryan Meisinger (Radford) and Reed Garrett (VMI).