Sustar Named Big South Player of the WeekMay 16, 2011
by CSU Sports Information
CHARLESTON, S.C. – For the second week in a row, a CSU baseball player was honored by the Big South as Jaren Sustar has earned the Big South Conference Choice Hotels Player of the Week honor for games played May 9-15, as announced by the league on Monday.
Sustar is the second consecutive Buccaneer to earn the honor as freshman shortstop Alex Tomasovich was named Player of the Week for games played May 2-8. Tomasovich was the first CSU position player to earn the honor since 2005.
A sophomore third baseman, Sustar went 13-for-18 to hit .722 in four games last week with four doubles, seven runs scored and four RBI. He opened the week with two hits, a double and a run at defending national champion South Carolina, and followed with a .733 clip in a Big South series win over Presbyterian College. Sustar went 5-for-6 with two doubles and four runs in the series opener against the Blue Hose, and collected three hits and three RBI in game two. He concluded his week 3-for-4 at the plate on Sunday, and finished with a .722 on-base percentage and .944 slugging percentage in helping the Buccaneers win their most Big South games (14) since the 2000 season.
“We are incredibly proud of Jaren and honored to receive this accolade for the second week in a row,” said head coach Stuart Lake. “Jaren first came to us at our summer camp and it’s been great to watch him grow and develop as a player since then. He made great strides since his freshman season at second and third base. He worked his way into the middle of the line up due to some injuries, but has really settled in there and become one of our most consistent hitters this season. It’s great to see his hard work pay off.”
The Bucs will host Georgia Southern in their home finale at CSU Ballpark on Tuesday. First pitch is slated for 2 p.m.