TSWA honors baseball, softball players of the week

Trevecca's Sam Mang

Trevecca's Sam Mang

BASEBALL: Trevecca’s Mang, Bryan’s Chamblee garner TSWA accolades
– Trevecca University’s Sam Mang and Bryan College’s Stephen Chamblee were named the Baseball Player and Pitcher of the Week, respectively, by the Tennessee Sports Writers Association on Tuesday for their performances for games February 26-March 4.

Mang batted .444 (8-for-18) with four home runs, 10 RBIs and seven runs scored in five contests for the Trojans. The Woodstock, Ga., native collected two hits with a solo homer at Alabama-Huntsville and was 3-for-4 with a double, another solo home run and two runs scored in the first of four games versus Truman State.

He belted a grand slam and drove in five total runs in the second game of the series against TSU and added a three-run homer along with a single and two runs scored in the final contest versus the Bulldogs. Mang is batting .342 with three doubles, four home runs, 12 RBIs and nine runs scored in 11 games this season.

Chamblee scattered eight hits in a complete-game shutout in the Appalachian Athletic Conference opener for the Lions in a 7-0 victory over Truett-McConnell. The righthander walked two and struck out 15, the second most in program history, over nine innings. He is 4-0 with a 3.38 ERA with 47 strikeouts over 32.0 innings this season.

February 20 – Kyle Blackwell, Cumberland University (Player); Dillon Cate, Carson-Newman (Pitcher)
February 27 – Fernando Garcia, Bryan College (Player); Grant Boyd, King University (Pitcher)

Tennessee's Caylan Arnold

Tennessee's Caylan Arnold

SOFTBALL: Memphis’ Trosclair-Klatt, Tennessee’s Arnold named TSWA award winners
– University of Memphis senior Kyler Trosclair-Klatt and Tennessee’s Caylan Arnold were named the Softball Player and Pitcher of the Week, respectively, by the Tennessee Sports Writers Association on Tuesday for their performances for games February 26-March 4.

Trosclair-Klatt batted .667 (10-for-15) with four runs scored, eight RBIs and three triples in four games for the Tigers. The Houma, La., native singled in the first contest of the Blues City Classic against IP-Fort Wayne but collected three hits in the final three games of the tournament.

She was 3-for-4 with four RBIs versus Bradley, including an RBI single and a bases-clearing triple. Trosclair-Klatt posted three hits with a double and a triple as well as two runs scored versus Louisiana-Monroe and finished the tournament with a 3-for-4 effort against UMKC with a pair of two-run singles and another triple.

Trosclair-Klatt is batting .450 with two doubles, seven triples (two shy of tying the program single-season record), 17 RBIs and 12 runs scored in 17 games this season.

Arnold posted her second straight Pitcher of the Week accolade, posting a 4-0 mark with a 0.68 ERA over 21.2 innings of work, striking out 35 while allowing just 13 hits. The sophomore worked four shutout innings in a victory against Charleston Southern, giving up just one hit with seven strikeouts.

The righthander allowed two hits with five strikeouts in four shutout frames versus Toledo and tossed 2.2 scoreless innings of relief against South Alabama. Arnold struck out 13, allowing two earned runs on five hits in a complete game in the second meeting versus Charleston Southern and worked four shutout innings in the second contest against South Alabama, giving up three hits with eight strikeouts.

Arnold has a 10-0 record with a 1.21 ERA and 108 strikeouts in 75.1 innings pitched this season for the Vols.

February 20 – Bailey Alexander, Trevecca University (Player); Lacie Rinus, Carson-Newman (Pitcher)
February 27 – Jocelyn De La Cruz, Middle Tennessee (Player); Caylan Arnold, Tennessee (Pitcher)