HIGH POINT, N.C. – North Greenville University's Jeffrey Chandler was tabbed the Conference Carolinas Baseball Player of the Week, while Barton College's Trent Fennell was tabbed the Conference Carolinas Baseball Pitcher of the Week for games played Mar. 5-11, the Conference announced today.
A junior from Scottsdale, Ariz., Chandler led NGU to a 4-1 record last week, which included a 7-3 win over No. 3 Florida Southern. The outfielder notched a .550 average with 11 hits, which included three doubles and three homers, and 18 RBI. His best game was a 4-for-5 outing with a double, two homers and nine RBI in a 15-7 victory over Anderson (S.C.) on Mar. 6.
Chandler currently has a .368 batting average with 33 RBI, eight doubles and six home runs on the season. His RBI total ranks second in Conference Carolinas, while his double and home run totals both rank fifth in the league.
Fennell, a senior from Dunn, N.C., picked up a 3-2 complete game win over Clarion for the Bulldogs last week. In seven innings of action, Fennell scattered five hits and gave up to earned runs with a walk, but punched out a career-high 16 batters in the process.
Fennell is 4-1 on the season with 62 strikeouts. His 62 strikeouts rank first in Conference Carolinas, while his win total ranks fourth in the league.
Also nominated for Baseball Player of the Week: Kevin Barbato (King), Chase Allen (Limestone), Hunter Little (Barton), Matt McGarry (Belmont Abbey) & Trey Matthews (Southern Wesleyan)
Also nominated for Baseball Pitcher of the Week: Mike Batten (Southern Wesleyan), Robert Bamford (Limestone), Brighton Hudson (Mount Olive), Blake Waldren (Belmont Abbey) & Kipp Rollings (North Greenville)
2018 Baseball Players of the Week
Week One (Feb. 6) - JT Stone (Mount Olive)
Week Two (Feb. 13) - Connor Grant (North Greenville)
Week Three (Feb. 20) - Colin Rosenbaum (Belmont Abbey)
Week Four (Feb. 27) - Luke Cureton (Belmont Abbey)
Week Five (Mar. 6) - Jeffrey Chandler (North Greenville)
Week Six (Mar. 13) - Jeffrey Chandler (North Greenville)
2018 Baseball Pitchers of the Week
Week One (Feb. 6) - Octavio Mirabal (King)
Week Two (Feb. 13) - Octavio Mirabal (King)
Week Three (Feb. 20) - Octavio Mirabal (King)
Week Four (Feb. 27) - Jeff Thompson (Belmont Abbey)
Week Five (Mar. 6) - Michael Carpin (Erskine)
Week Six (Mar. 13) - Trent Fennell (Barton)