Trio Of Bucs Earn Summer HonorsAugust 10, 2007
By CSU Sports Information
After finishing dead last in the Alaskan Baseball League a year ago, Athletes in Action Fire won its first League title in history. Charleston Southernís own, Payton Tweddale, had plenty to do with the victory, pitching nearly seven innings in relief in a 17-inning thriller to keep the Fireís dreams alive.
Despite not being able to send the team to the NBC World Series, Tweddale got his chance, pitching for the ABL representing Peninsula Oilers. Tweddale saw action in two games, not giving up a hit in either appearance.
His performances all summer earned him the closer spot on the 2007 ABL All-Star Team.
Already the school record holder for saves in a season and career, Tweddale will return to Charleston Southern in 2008 for his senior season.
Rising junior reliever Andrew White, who has ended each of his first two seasons with the lowest ERA on the team, spent the summer playing for the Winchester Royals. White pitched in 22 games, logging a 3-2 record with three saves and a 2.51 ERA. He struck out 31 batters and walked just six, earning Pitcher of the Year honors on the team.
Shortstop Mark Perry played summer ball with the Southern Collegiate League's Davidson Copperheads, earning a spot on the 2007 SCL All-Star team.