HBCU 2015 Baseball Weekly Awards (3/30/2015 – 4/5/2015)




(Updated 4/1/2015 @ 6:50 pm)


Stillman Sweeps Weekly SIAC Baseball Awards

ATLANTA, Ga. – The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference released the weekly award recognizing Player and Pitcher of the Week with a pair of Tiger freshmen being selected. Pablo De Armas picks up his first selection as SAIC Player of the Week while Hunter Hood earns his third consecutive SIAC Pitcher of the Week.

De Armas, a native of Miami, Fla., hit .500 in the three-game sweep at Tuskegee with eight hits in 16 at bats, of the eight hits five were doubles while collecting 13 total bases. The third basemen scored seven times while driving in four more and stole two bases for the week.

Pablo De Armas

Pablo De Armas

Hood, from Haleyville, Ala., picked up his fourth straight victory while tossing his third-consecutive complete game. With a 7.0 inning performance, Hood struck out a career-high 13 for his third double-digit strike out performance in the last four starts. Hood allowed just one run while scattering five hits and three walks.

Hunter Hood

Hunter Hood

Stillman (10-16, 9-2 SIAC) is on a five-game winning streak with a road series set for this weekend at Kentucky State. The Tigers boast the best record in the SIAC West with post season action set to take place April 23-25; Stillman has won seven of the last eight SIAC Championships.


MEAC Announces Weekly Baseball Honors

MEAC Media

Written By: Associated Press

NORFOLK, Va. – Florida A&M’s Alec Wong earned Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Baseball Player of the Week honors, the conference announced on Monday. Jesse Stinnett of Maryland Eastern Shore was selected the Pitcher of the Week, while Norfolk State’s Syeed Mahdi and Delaware State’s Lane DeLeon earned Co-Rookie of the Week honors.

Wong (INF, 5-6, Jr., Rockledge, Fla.) notched a .600 batting average (9-for-15), including two home runs and one double, with five runs and four RBI, against Troy and North Carolina A&T State. Defensively, he recorded six putouts and nine assists, without an error.

Stinnett (P, 6-3, So., Madison Heights, Va.) recorded a career-high nine strikeouts in 8.0 innings pitched, while scattering three hits and giving up one run, in a 4-2 win over Delaware State.

DeLeon (P, 6-4, Fr., Pasadena, Md.) registered a career-high 14 strikeouts in 8.0 innings pitched, with four runs allowed, on four hits, in a 4-2 loss to Maryland Eastern Shore.

Mahdi (2B, 5-9, Fr., Odenton, Md.) went 5-for-11 (.455), including two triples and one double, with six RBI and three runs scored in a three-game sweep over Coppin State.

Norfolk State Media

Norfolk State Baseball News: Mahdi Named MEAC Co-Rookie of the Week

NORFOLK, Va. – Norfolk State second baseman Syeed Mahdi was chosen as the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Co-Rookie of the Week, the league announced on Monday.

Mahdi batted .533 (8-for-15) with five runs batted in as the Spartans went 3-1 last week. Mahdi hit safely in all four games, including a career-high three hits in a 3-for-4 day at Virginia Tech last Tuesday. Mahdi drove in two runs with a double in that game.

He then went 5-for-11 with three RBI to help NSU sweep a three-game MEAC series from Coppin State last Saturday and Sunday. He had two hits in each of the first two games against the Eagles, including a 2-for-2 game with a double, triple, two RBI and two runs in game two.

For the season, Mahdi is batting .342, second on the team and ninth in the MEAC. This is the first weekly honor of his career. He shared the honor this week with Delaware State pitcher Lane DeLeon.



Courtesy: SWAC.org

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff junior Blake Estep (Chocktaw, Okla./Seward County CC) was names Southwestern Athletic Conference pitcher of the week for his role two Golden Lion wins including an 8-3 upset of No. 23 Missouri.  Alabama State University’s Yamil Pagan (Gurabo, P.R./Puerto Rico) earned player of the week honors.  This is the first time either student-athlete has received the weekly honor.

Player of the Week – Yamil Pagan (Alabama State)

Yamil Pagan

Pagan hit .500 including a triple and home run, with six runs scored and seven RBI.  He reached base in all five games with three three-hit games during the week.  Pagan recorded a career-high three BRI at No. 9 Florida State, coming on a three-run homer against the Seminoles.  He finished the week with a .542 on-base percentage and a .750 slugging percentage.

Pitcher of the Week – Blake Estep (Arkansas-Pine Bluff)

Estep picked up two wins this past week.  He helped upset No. 23 Missouri 8-3 and earned the 8-3 win over New Orleans.  He pitched 14.1 innings, allowing just three earned runs and striking out 11.


CIAA Media

CIAA Baseball Players of The Week For the week ending March 29, 2015

Player of The Week

Defensive Player of The Week

Jason Baytop, St. Augustine’s (Jr, OF – Manchester, MD, #7)

Jason Baytop, St. Augustine

Baytop batted .364 with three doubles, 2 RBIs and 3 runs scored. He also had 5 stolen bases. Baytop also had six putouts and one error in center field for a .857 fielding percentage. His double down the left field line scored one run and gave the Falcons a 3-2 lead over Chowan on Sunday in the second game which they never relinquished.

Offensive Player of The Week

Carey Cheek, St. Augustine’s (Jr, IF – Baltimore, MD, #10)

Carey Cheek, St. Augustine

Cheek was 7-for-12 with one double, 4 RBIs and 2 runs scored for a .583 average in four games. He was 4-for-4 with 2 RBIs and one run scored in an 8-7 loss to Claflin in game 1 of a doubleheader Wednesday. Cheek drove in the Falcons’ only two runs with single in a 5-2 loss to Chowan Sunday.

Pitcher of The Week

Sean Brassington, St. Augustine’s (Jr, P – Raleigh, NC, #24)

Sean Brassington, St. Augustine

Sean Brassington fired a two-hit shutout in six complete innings for a 2-0 victory over Claflin in the second game of a doubleheader Wednesday. For the week, Brassington allowed no runs in two appearances and 6.1 innings.








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