Roberts Named Big South Pitcher of the WeekMay 18, 2009
Courtesy of the Big South Conference
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Presbyterian freshman Gabe Grammer (Irmo, S.C.) and Charleston Southern senior Brandon Roberts (Mt. Pleasant, S.C.) have been named the Choice Hotels Player of the Week and New Balance Pitcher of the Week, respectively, for games played the final week of the regular-season, it was announced today by the League office.
Grammer batted .667 (12-18) in four games last week in which Presbyterian went 3-1. He opened the week with a 4-4 performance on Tuesday against The Citadel, including a double and triple, in PC’s 12-6 win – the Blue Hose’s first victory over the Bulldogs since 1928. Grammer then opened the series against UNC Asheville with a 5-5 game on Thursday with four RBI, and added three hits and three RBI in PC’s wins on Friday and Saturday. He also tossed 1.2 scoreless innings in Friday’s 10-7 win to record the save. For the week, Grammer scored six runs, drove in 10, had one double, two triples and slugged . 944 percent.
Roberts went 1-0 in two appearances with a 1.69 ERA and 17 strikeouts in 10.2 innings pitched. He opened the week with a seven-inning complete game effort against Savannah State. He struck out 12 batters in seven innings and allowed just three hits, no walks and one earned run. On Saturday against No. 22 Coastal Carolina, Roberts entered in relief and kept the Buccaneers in the game. He tossed 3.2 innings and gave up just two hits and one earned run, while striking out five batters in the eventual 3-1 loss. Roberts’ line last week: 1-0, 1.69 ERA, 10.2 IP, 5 H, 2 R/ER, 2 BB, 17 SO, .135 opponents’ batting average.
Other Player of the Week Nominees: Mark Perry (Charleston Southern), Adam Rice (Coastal Carolina), Jeff Jefferson (Liberty), Kevin Weidenbacher (UNC Asheville), A.J. Yoder (VMI) and Kevin Nolan (Winthrop).
Other Pitcher of the Week Nominees: Nick McCully (Coastal Carolina), Jamie Serber (High Point), Tyler Light (Liberty), Mitchell Odom (Presbyterian), Taylor Wohlwend (UNC Asheville), Travis Smink (VMI) and Matteo D’Angelo (Winthrop).