Secrest, Wesneski Earn First Baseball Weekly Awards of the Season
Pitcher of the Week: Hayden Wesneski, Sam Houston State – So. – Right Handed – Cypress, TexasJust a night after a heartbreaking loss in the season opener versus Kent State, Wesneski gave the Kats just what they needed to even things up on Saturday. The sophomore allowed just four hits and one unearned run in a complete-game win over the Golden Flashes. He recorded 15 outs on the ground and did not allow a runner to reach third base until late in the ninth inning. Wesneski finished with a career-high eight strikeouts and did not walk or hit a batter. He needed just 97 pitches to finish off KSU in a game that lasted exactly two hours of game time. His lone run allowed happened with two outs in the ninth due to an error on a potential game-ending double-play ball. Honorable Mention: John Shull, UIW; Drew Hanson, Abilene Christian; Ridge Heisler, Northwestern State. Honorable Mention: Caleb Kyle, Abilene Christian; Andrew Fregia, Sam Houston State; Brennan Breaud, Southeastern Louisiana. Lamar (1-2) next heads to Texas for a lone matchup Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. CT on the Longhorn Network before hosting Hofstra for a four-game series from Friday to Sunday. Sam Houston State (2-1) hosts Houston tonight at 6:30 p.m. and welcomes Cincinnati for a three-game series from Friday to Sunday. Hitter of the Week: Cole Secrest, Lamar – Fr. – Outfielder – The Woodlands, TexasSecrest went 7-for-11 this weekend with eight RBIs. He hit five singles and two homers, drew a hit-by-pitch, and didn’t strikeout a single time. He was also perfect in eight fielding attempts in center field. His three-run homer against Texas Southern came with two outs and a 1-2 count when Lamar was down 3-0 to tie the game at three runs apiece. 2018 Southland Conference Baseball Week Two Notes (PDF)FRISCO, Texas – Lamar’s Cole Seacrest is the Southland Conference Baseball Hitter of the Week while Sam Houston State’s Hayden Wesneski is the Pitcher of the Week, the league announced Tuesday. Southland Players of the Week are presented by UniversalCoin.com. 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.