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Duhon, Gray Voted Baseball Players of the Week

May 31, 2020

first_imgThe Bears (22-13, 10-5 SLC) head to Wichita State to face the Shockers for the second time this season tomorrow at 6 p.m. before traveling to Huntsville for a series against Southland leader Sam Houston State (25-11, 13-2 SLC) starting Friday at 6:30 p.m. Pitcher of the Week: Tyler Gray, Central Arkansas – Sr. – RHP – Fort Smith, Ark.Gray dominated the second game against UT Martin, striking out 12, walking one and allowing just three hits in a complete-game shutout. He struck out at least one batter in all but one inning, including a strikeout for the final out of the game. The senior threw just 94 pitches, including 70 strikes. Honorable Mention: Aidan Anderson, McNeese; Ridge Heisler, Northwestern State; Carlisle Koestler, Southeastern Louisiana. This marks the second consecutive weekly pitcher award for UCA and second this season for Gray, last earning it on March 13. Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athletes is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on 25 percent of ballots. Honorable Mention: Cole Secrest, Lamar; Spencer Halloran, Houston Baptist; Eddy Gonzalez, UIW; Matt Munoz, Abilene Christian. The Cowboys (16-20, 12-6 SLC) are currently tied for second in the league standings and next take on Houston Baptist in a lone nonconference midweek matchup tomorrow at 6 p.m. CT. McNeese then hosts Northwestern State (19-15, 8-7 SLC) for a three-game Southland series beginning Friday at 6 p.m. Hitter of the Week: Dustin Duhon, McNeese – Jr. – C – Moss Bluff, La.Duhon had a career week, going 11 of 16 for a .688 batting average. He tied a McNeese single-game record with three doubles in Sunday’s 9-6 win over New Orleans in the first game of a double header. The Moss Bluff, La., native began the week with a career-high five hits in five at-bats at UL Lafayette. He helped the Cowboys finish a three-game sweep of the Privateers by going 6-for-8 in Sunday’s doubleheader with four doubles, three RBIs and two runs scored. 2018 Southland Baseball Week 10 Notes (PDF)FRISCO, Texas – McNeese junior Dustin Duhon and Central Arkansas senior Tyler Gray are the Southland Conference Baseball Players of the Week, the league announced Monday. Southland Players of the Week are presented by UniversalCoin.com.last_img

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