TSWA honors weekly award winners - Feb. 14

MEN’S BASKETBALL: Carson-Newman’s Clark named TSWA award winner
– Carson-Newman’s Charles Clark earned Tennessee Sports Writers Association Men’s Basketball Player of the Week accolades on Tuesday, posting the first triple-double in program history and averaging 25.5 points, 9.0 rebounds and 6.0 assists in a pair of victories.

The Murfreesboro, Tenn., native made 9-of-12 shots with a pair of 3-pointers and hit 7-for-8 at the foul line for 27 points at Anderson University. He grabbed eight rebounds in the 73-70 win as well.

Three days later Clark accomplished a first in Carson-Newman program history with a triple-double, registering 24 points, 10 boards and 10 assists. The junior guard connected on six 3-pointers in the contest and made all six foul shots.

Clark is averaging 20.4 points, 7.0 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game this season for the Eagles.

November 17 – Matthew Butler, UT Martin
November 22 – Josh Robinson, Austin Peay
November 29 – Dedric Lawson, Memphis
December 6 – Evan Bradds, Belmont
December 13 – Garrison Mathews, Lipscomb
December 20 – Dedric Lawson, Memphis
January 3 – Reggie Upshaw, Middle Tennessee
January 10 – Markel Crawford, Memphis
January 17 – Brody Stone, University of the South
January 24 – Charles Clark, Carson-Newman
January 31 – Jacolby Mobley, UT Martin
February 7 – Javier Martinez, UT Martin

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Middle Tennessee’s Petty earns TSWA weekly honor
– Middle Tennessee’s Ty Petty garnered Tennessee Sports Writers Association Women’s Basketball Player of the Week honors on Tuesday, recording 21.0 points, 4.5 rebounds and 7.0 assists in a pair of Blue Raider road victories.

The Murfreesboro, Tenn., native netted 24 points with three boards and six assists at Old Dominion, hitting four 3-pointers and connecting on 6-of-8 attempts at the foul line. The senior guard followed that with 18 points, six rebounds and eight assists in an 83-81 win at Charlotte.

Petty moved into 19th on the all-time scoring list and third on the all-time assist list at Middle Tennessee during the week, helping the Blue Raiders move into sole possession of first place in Conference USA. She is averaging 17.6 points, 3.7 rebounds and 5.3 assists per game this season.

November 17 – Jada Smith, Union University
November 22 – Bella Taylor, University of the South
November 29 – Jada Smith, Union University
December 6 – Whitney Mitchell, King University
December 13 – Samantha Reeves, Christian Brothers
December 20 – Darby Maggard, Belmont
January 3 – Ty Petty, Middle Tennessee
January 10 – Sally McCabe, Belmont
January 17 – Samantha Reeves, Christian Brothers
January 24 – Alex Johnson, Middle Tennessee
January 31 – Bria Gaines, Union University
February 7 – Amber Levi, Bryan College

BASEBALL: Carson-Newman’s Addington, Cumberland’s Dohr garner TSWA accolades
– Carson-Newman’s Ryan Addington and Cumberland University’s Travis Dohr were named the Baseball Player and Pitcher of the Week, respectively, by the Tennessee Sports Writers Association on Tuesday for their performances for February 6-12.

Addington set a South Atlantic Conference record with 10 RBIs in one game against UVA-Wise, hitting a pair of grand slams in the game. In four games for the week the Cincinnati, Ohio, native batted .778 (14-for-18) with six extra-base hits, 13 RBIs and 11 runs scored.

The senior outfielder collected three hits with a double, two RBIs and a run scored in a midweek contest at Limestone College. In the first of three games versus UVA-Wise, he was 5-for-6 with two homers, 10 RBIs and four runs scored. He followed that with four hits and four runs in the first game of a doubleheader and added two more hits with a double and two runs scored in the second contest.

Dohr tossed eight shutout innings at 17th-ranked Middle Georgia State, allowing just five hits and a hit batter in his first start of the season. Five of the six baserunners for the Knights reached second base but none of those got to third against the righthander. He struck out four, retiring 18-of-21 batters after a leadoff single to start the contest.

SOFTBALL: Middle Tennessee’s Cushing, Belmont’s Lee garner TSWA accolades
– Middle Tennessee’s Lexi Cushing and Belmont’s Brooklin Lee were named the Softball Player and Pitcher of the Week, respectively, by the Tennessee Sports Writers Association on Tuesday for their performances for February 6-12.

Cushing batted .429 (6-for-14) with three home runs, 10 RBIs and five runs scored, helping the Blue Raiders to a 4-1 mark in the Eagle Round Robin at Georgia Southern in the team’s opening action of the season. The Flower Mound, Texas, native posted two hits with an RBI and a run scored in the first meeting of the weekend with Georgia Southern.

She hit a pinch-hit, walk-off two-run homer in the first contest against Tennessee Tech and collected a two-run home run and an RBI single in the second contest versus TTU. The freshman capped the weekend with another two-run blast as well as a sacrifice fly in the second game against Georgia Southern.

Lee, a freshman, picked up three victories in the circle in three appearances for the Bruins, tossing a pair of complete games and striking out 19 in 14.2 innings of work. The Burns, Tenn., native struck out 13 and allowed just five hits in a victory over Missouri-Kansas City in her first collegiate appearance.

The next day she got the final two outs in the top of the seventh versus UMKC, stopping the bleeding as the Kangaroos scored four times in the inning to take the lead. Belmont came back with two runs in the bottom of the seventh in a 7-6 victory.

Lee started the second game of the day, against Maryland-Baltimore County, scattering nine hits and giving up one run with no walks and five strikeouts.