Big South Announces Baseball Players of the Week - Feb. 24


CHARLOTTE, N.C. ( – High Point’s Spencer Angelis has been named the Big South Conference Baseball Choice Hotels Player of the Week, while Reed Garrett from VMI was tabbed The Crons Brand Pitcher of the Week for games played Feb. 17-23, the League announced today.

Angelis, a junior from Orlando, Fla., batted .556 with 10 hits and four RBI to lead the Panthers to a 3-1 record last week.  He posted three multiple hit games, including four hits in the win over William & Mary in game three of the series on Feb. 23.  He posted an RBI in each contest he played in and belted a double in his 3-for-3 performance in game two of the series with the Tribe on Feb. 22.  He drove in the game-winning run in the 10th inning against Charlotte on Feb. 18 and went 8-for-13 at the plate in the series vs. William & Mary. The honor marks his first Big South Player of the Week nod this season.

Garrett, a junior from Richmond, Va., threw the first regular season no-hitter in Gray-Minor Stadium history, and the first no-hitter of this year's Division I season on Feb. 21 against Lafayette.  He blanked the Leopards on 117 pitches and struck out 13, including nine of the last 14 hitters. The right-hander allowed only one baserunner, that coming on a 3-2 walk in the fifth inning. It was the first no-hitter in the Big South since May of 2011.  For his effort he was tabbed a National Player of the Week by Collegiate Baseball and the NCBWA.  The honor is his first Big South Pitcher of the Week plaudit this season.

Also nominated for Player of the Week for Week: Danny Pardo (Campbell), Zack Hagaman (Charleston Southern), Brandon Delk (Longwood), Brad Zebedis (Presbyterian College), Hunter Higgerson (Radford), Kyle Towles (UNC Asheville), Jordan Tarsovich (VMI) and Leighton Daniels (Winthrop).

Also nominated for Pitcher of the Week for Week:  Heath Bowers (Campbell), Tyler Weekley (Charleston Southern), Matt Fraudin (Gardner-Webb), Mike Krum (High Point), Travis Burnett (Longwood), Beau Dees (Presbyterian College), Dylan Nelson (Radford) and Joey Strain (Winthrop).

2014 Baseball Players of the Week
Feb. 17 - Danny Pardo, Campbell 
Feb. 24 - Spencer Angelis, High Point

2014 Baseball Pitchers of the Week
Feb. 17 - Tory Schroff, Charleston Southern 
Feb. 24 - Reed Garrett, VMI