Tomasovich Named Big South Player of the Week May 9, 2011
by CSU Sports Information
CHARLESTON, S.C. – Charleston Southern freshman shortstop Alex Tomasovich has been named the Big South Choice Hotels Baseball Player of the Week for his performance in games played May 2-8, as announced by Big South Assistant Commissioner for Public Relations Mark Simpson on Monday.
Tomasovich went 10-for-15 to hit .667 on the week. He scored five runs and drove home four more, with two triples and two stolen bases in helping the Buccaneers to a 3-1 record last week. In Wednesday’s game at Georgia Southern, the South Carolina native went 5-for-5 with a triple, a stolen base and a sacrifice bunt.
He followed that effort with a .500 clip in the Bucs’ three-game sweep of Big South foe High Point. Tomasovich posted a sacrifice fly, two walks and a steal in the series opener. He then had two walks and a triple in the 10-3 win in game two of the series. Tomasovich then finished things up with four hits, two RBI, two runs scored and a double in Sunday’s win that pushed CSU into a tie for third place in the Big South standings. He finished the week with a .700 on-base percentage and a 1.000 slugging percentage.
“We are very proud of Alex’s play this season and are honored he has been named the Player of the Week,” said head coach Stuart Lake. “He has brought a lot of stability to our team since earning a full-time spot in the lineup. It’s always great to see kids succeed in their home state at the college level.”
Tomasovich is the first CSU position player to earn Player of the Week honors since 2005, though the Bucs have had numerous Pitcher of the Week accolades since then. CSU is in the midst of one its most successful seasons since 2002, with 25 overall wins and 12 Big South victories for the first time in nine seasons.
Charleston Southern will travel to Columbia, S.C., for a 7 p.m. match up with No. 4 South Carolina on Wednesday.