2015 HBCU Conference Player of The Week Awards



(Updated 3/24/2015 @6:51 pm EST)


SIAC Media

ATLANTA – The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference has announced Wendell Ferguson (Claflin) and Hunter Hood (Stillman) as its SIAC Baseball Players of the Week.

Ferguson was recognized as player of the week. Hood is being recognized as pitcher of the week for the second week in a row.

Wendell Ferguson had the Game-One winning hit


For the week, Ferguson had a .538 batting average totaling seven hits including six singles and a triple with two RBI. Ferguson went three for four including the game winning hit in the opening game of the series against Morehouse. He went two for three in the final game of the series. The Panthers were 3-1 for the week.

Hunter Hood Stillman

Hood, a freshman lefty from Haleyville, Ala., continues to keep the opposition off stride after a seven-inning complete game effort over LeMoyne-Owen where he struck out 10 batters. Hood has won his last three starts, all within SIAC play, while striking out 30 batters over 19.0 innings. In the game versus LOC, Hood recorded 10 strikeouts – his second double-digit effort of the season – with only three hits allowed in a 6-0 home victory. Hood now has a 2-4 record with an ERA of 3.98; Hood ranks ninth nationally with three complete games and, sixth with 13.97 strikeouts/nine innings pitched, and seventh with 60 total strikeouts.

Stillman Baseball Hunter Hood



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Conner Andrus, Winston-Salem State

Andrus continued his hot pace, as he led the WSSU Rams with a .556 average for the week. He added a double, three walks and five runs batted in, in the Rams’ 6-0 week.

WSSU Conner Andrus


Alex Grubb, Winston-Salem State Grubb had a great week for the Rams, as he hit .455 with two doubles and eight runs batted in, in WSSU’s 6-0 week..

WSSU Alex Grubb


Aaron Hatch, Winston-Salem State Hatch had a solid week defensively for WSSU in their 6-0 week, as he had a perfect 1.000 fielding percentage. He converted 11 total chances with five put outs and six assists, while also converting one double play.

WSSU Aaron Hatch


Jeremy Sandifer, St. Augustine’s Sandifer threw a one-hit complete game in his only start this week.  He only walked two batters and struck out nine.

St. Augustine Jeremy Sandifer



Norfolk State Baseball News: Outman Named MEAC Pitcher of the Week

NORFOLK, Va. – Norfolk State University junior left hander Matt Outman was selected as MEAC Pitcher of the Week, the league announced on Monday.

Norfolk State Pitcher Matt Outman MEAC Pitcher Of The Week

Outman struck out nine hitters over six innings over a 10-4 win over Maryland Eastern Shore on Saturday. He improved to 2-1 with the win, allowing just one run and three hits. Outman has struck out 29 batters over 22 innings of work this season, fourth-most in the MEAC.

This is the first MEAC weekly honor of Outman’s career.



Thompson, Sweet Highlight Eagles With Weekly MEAC Baseball Honors


MEAC Media Relations


NORFOLK, Va. – North Carolina Central University baseball has been rolling as of late, and senior outfielder Ronald Thompson (Chadbourn, N.C.) and freshman pitcher Devin Sweet (Greensboro, N.C.) have definitely done their part, earning Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference honors for the week ending March 22.

MEAC Conference Awards March 23, 2015

Thompson was named MEAC Player of the Week for his play during the series against Maryland Eastern Shore and Florida A&M, hitting .538 over five games.  He launched one homer, driving in seven runs and scoring seven times while stealing five bases.  Defensively, Thompson totaled 10 putouts with two outfield assists, highlighted by him throwing out a tagging runner at the plate.

Sweet earned MEAC Rookie of the Week honors for his fantastic start against FAMU on Sunday, March 22.  Sweet went seven complete innings giving up just a pair of hits and four walks while fanning six batters on strikes in a 7-0 shutout win.  Sweet improved his record to 2-0 dropping his ERA to a dazzling 1.01 and a WHIP of 1.18.

Thompson and Sweet are the fourth and fifth Eagles to earn weekly honors so far this season.




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