TSWA honors weekly winners - April 26

BASEBALL: Belmont’s Egli, Rhodes’ Glauben garner TSWA accolades
– Belmont University’s Nick Egli and Rhodes College’s Blake Glauben were named the Baseball Player and Pitcher of the Week, respectively, by the Tennessee Sports Writers Association on Wednesday for their performances for April 17-23.

Egli batted .500 (7-for-14) with four home runs, 13 RBIs and five runs scored in four games for the Bruins. The Brentwood, Tenn., native singled, walked three times and drove in three runs at Southern Illinois to start the week.

The senior belted a solo homer and a two-run shot in the first game of the series at Jacksonville State, driving in three runs. Egli drove in seven runs in his final two at-bats in the series finale versus the Gamecocks with a three-run homer to give the Bruins the lead and a grand slam in the ninth for insurance, helping Belmont sweep the doubleheader and take the series.

He is batting .417 with 15 doubles, 12 home runs, 38 RBIs and 34 runs scored in 37 games this season.

Glauben tossed a nine-inning no-hitter against Centre College, walking four and striking out 11 in a 6-0 victory for the Lynx. The lefthander retired eight straight in the middle of the game and worked around a pair of errors by the Lynx as well. He improved to 3-4 with a 3.25 ERA in 10 appearances this season, striking out 72 in 61.0 innings of work. Opponents are batting just .204 against him this year.

February 14 – Ryan Addington, Carson-Newman (Player); Travis Dohr, Cumberland University (Pitcher)
February 21 – Nolen Milton, Union University (Player); Evan Heffner, Maryville College (Pitcher)
February 28 – Collin Harris, Tennessee Tech (Player); Brady Puckett, Lipscomb (Pitcher)
March 8 – Wade Weinburger, Bryan College (Player); Michael Wood, Tennessee Tech (Pitcher)
March 15 – Ryan Flick, Tennessee Tech (Player); Alex Robles, Austin Peay (Pitcher)
March 21 – Austin Krajnak, Cumberland University (Player); JR Miller, Union University (Pitcher)
March 29 – Matt Jones, Tennessee Tech (Player); Trey Sledge, Rhodes College (Pitcher)
April 6 – J.P. Castaneda, King University (Player); Octavio Mirabal, King University (Pitcher)
April 11 – Ryan Kemp, Middle Tennessee (Player); Matt Ruppenthal, Vanderbilt (Pitcher)
April 18 – Paul Kirby, Carson-Newman (Player); Kyle Wright, Vanderbilt (Pitcher)

SOFTBALL: UT Martin’s Duncan, Belmont’s Lee named TSWA award winners
– UT Martin’s Jodie Duncan and Belmont University’s Brooklin Lee were named the Softball Player and Pitcher of the Week, respectively, by the Tennessee Sports Writers Association on Wednesday for their performances for April 17-23.

Duncan posted one home run, two runs scored and five RBIs in two games for the Skyhawks. The Munford, Tenn., native singled and drove in a run in two at-bats against Ole Miss. The junior infielder followed that with a grand slam and two runs scored versus Eastern Kentucky. She is batting .355 with six doubles, four home runs, 34 RBIs and 18 runs scored in 46 games.

Lee tossed a two-hit shutout at Austin Peay, striking out 15 with three walks in her only appearance of the week. The Burns, Tenn., native recorded her 14th complete game and fourth shutout of the season. She boasts 141 strikeouts this season, 28 shy of matching the all-time single season mark at Belmont. Lee is now 15-7 in 26 appearances and 133.0 innings pitched this season.

February 14 – Lexi Cushing, Middle Tennessee (Player); Brooklin Lee, Belmont (Pitcher)
February 21 – Chelsey Deloney, Belmont (Player); McCarley Thomas, Lipscomb (Pitcher)
February 28 – Ashley Scott, Union University (Player); Mandy Jordan, Lipscomb (Pitcher)
March 8 – Morgan Brewer, Maryville College (Player); Hayley Smothers, King University (Pitcher)
March 15 – Kay Brokering, King University (Player); Nicole Blackburn, Maryville College (Pitcher)
March 21 – Jess Andree, Belmont (Player); Mandy Jordan, Lipscomb (Pitcher)
March 29 – Taylor Scott, Carson-Newman (Player); Savannah Carr, Trevecca University (Pitcher)
April 6 – Paige Robertson, Union University (Player); Lacie Rinus, Carson-Newman (Pitcher)
April 11 – Alex Richardson, Trevecca University (Player); Brooke Kennedy, UT Martin (Pitcher)
April 18 – Emily Bennett, Union University (Player); Lacie Rinus, Carson-Newman (Pitcher)