Mount Olive's Ellis and North Greenville's Burgess Named Conference Carolinas Baseball Players of the Week

HIGH POINT, N.C. – University of Mount Olive's Drew Ellis was named the Conference Carolinas Baseball Player of the Week, while North Greenville University's Tucker Burgess earned the Conference Carolinas Baseball Pitcher of the Week for games played Apr. 17-23, the Conference announced today.

A junior from Blythewood, S.C., Ellis led No. 1 Mount Olive to a 5-0 week by batting .467 with seven hits, six being extra-base knocks, and five RBI.

Burgess, a sophomore from Liberty, S.C., threw seven innings of work in a 10-1 win over Barton last week. He struck out eight batters while only issuing two walks and giving up five hits. 


Also nominated for Baseball Player of the Week: Bennette Hill (North Greenville), Kennan Stanley (Belmont Abbey), Dimarkus Sanders (Southern Wesleyan) & Zach Scudder (Pfeiffer)

Also nominated for Baseball Pitcher of the Week: Cameron Busby (Belmont Abbey), Josh Antwine (Southern Wesleyan), Drew Wilson (Pfeiffer) & Bruce Zimmermann (Mount Olive)

2017 Baseball Players of the Week

Week One (Feb. 7) - Ricky Surum (Mount Olive)
Week Two (Feb. 14) - Chaz Davey (Erskine)
Week Three (Feb. 21) - Garrett Lowery (Limestone)
Week Four (Feb. 28) - Chase Allen (Limestone)
Week Five (Mar. 7) - Ryan Brown (North Greenville)
Week Six (Mar. 14) - Nick Beinlich (Belmont Abbey)
Week Seven (Mar. 21) - Andrew Webster (Barton)
Week Eight (Mar. 28) - Luke Cureton (Belmont Abbey)
Week Nine (Apr. 4) - J.P. Castaneda (King)
Week 10 (Apr. 11) - Calvin Hawke (Barton)
Week 11 (Apr. 18) - Zach Mozingo (Mount Olive)
Week 12 (Apr. 25) - Drew Ellis (Mount Olive)

2017 Baseball Pitchers of the Week
Week One (Feb. 7) - Bruce Zimmerman (Mount Olive)
Week Two (Feb. 14) - Michael Carpin (Erskine)
Week Three (Feb. 21) - Austin Hutchison (Mount Olive)
Week Four (Feb. 28) - Mike Batten (Southern Wesleyan)
Week Five (Mar. 7) - Canaan Cropper (North Greenville)
Week Six (Mar. 14) - Alex Calvert (Erskine)
Week Seven (Mar. 21) - Dylan Ward (Barton)
Week Eight (Mar. 28) - Bruce Zimmerman (Mount Olive)
Week Nine (Apr. 4) - Tucker Burgess (North Greenville)
Week 10 (Apr. 11) - Trent Fennell (Barton)
Week 11 (Apr. 18) - Octavio Mirabal (King)
Week 12 (Apr. 25) - Tucker Burgess (North Greenville)