Baseball, softball Players of the Week honored by TSWA

 Trevecca's Ethan Harrison

Trevecca's Ethan Harrison

BASEBALL: Trevecca’s Harrison, Wesleyan’s Tolano garner TSWA accolades
NASHVILLE, Tenn.
 – Trevecca University’s Ethan Harrison and Tennessee Wesleyan’s Daniel Tolano were named the Baseball Player and Pitcher of the Week, respectively, by the Tennessee Sports Writers Association on Tuesday for their performances for games April 2-8.

Harrison batted .652 (11-for-18) with two doubles, three home runs, seven RBIs and seven runs scored in four games for the Trojans. The Erlanger, Ky., native doubled and homered, scored twice and drove in three runs in a mid-week contest at Lincoln Memorial.

The junior infielder homered twice among his three hits and drove in three runs in the series opener at Alderson Broaddus. Harrison collected two singles with two walks and scored a run in the second game versus the Battlers and finished the series with a 4-for-5 effort that included a double, one RBIs and two runs scored.

Harrison is batting .331 with six doubles, eight home runs, 25 RBIs and 29 runs scored in 33 games this season.

 Tennessee Wesleyan's Daniel Tolano

Tennessee Wesleyan's Daniel Tolano

Tolano allowed one unearned run on just two hits in six innings against Bluefield College, striking out nine. The Tucson, Ariz., native did not walk a batter and retired the first 15 hitters in the contest before an error opened the door for the Rams’ only run of the contest in the sixth.

The senior righthander improved to 6-0 with a 1.76 ERA in 14 appearances this season. Tolano has allowed 32 hits in 46.0 innings with 51 strikeouts and a .190 opponent batting average.

2018 TSWA BASEBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
February 20 – Kyle Blackwell, Cumberland University (Player); Dillon Cate, Carson-Newman (Pitcher)
February 27 – Fernando Garcia, Bryan College (Player); Grant Boyd, King University (Pitcher)
March 6 – Sam Mang, Trevecca University (Player); Stephen Chamblee, Bryan College (Pitcher)
March 13 – Sam Mang, Trevecca University (Player); Will Neely, Tennessee (Pitcher)
March 20 – David Scoggins, Bryan College (Player); Sean Hunley, Tennessee (Pitcher)
March 27 – Hayden Lewis, Union University (Player); Mason Hickman, Vanderbilt (Pitcher)
April 3 – Drew Huff, Middle Tennessee (Player); Grant Boyd, King University (Pitcher)

 Trevecca's Megan Groves

Trevecca's Megan Groves

SOFTBALL: Trevecca’s Groves, Tennessee Tech’s Waldrop named TSWA award winners
NASHVILLE, Tenn.
– Trevecca University’s Megan Groves and Tennessee Tech’s Taylor Waldrop were named the Softball Player and Pitcher of the Week, respectively, by the Tennessee Sports Writers Association on Tuesday for their performances for games April 2-8.

Groves batted .467 (7-for-15) with two doubles, two home runs, eight RBIs and four runs scored in four games for the Trojans. The White House, Tenn., native posted two doubles and three total hits in the first game of a doubleheader at Ohio Valley University, scoring once and driving in three runs. She hit a two-run homer in the second contest against the Fighting Scots.

The freshman posted another two-run homer and scored twice in the first of two games at Findlay University and was 2-for-3 with one RBI in the second contest versus the Oilers. Groves is batting .380 with eight doubles, two triples, three home runs, 19 RBIs and 22 runs scored in 31 games this season.

 Tennessee Tech's Taylor Waldrop

Tennessee Tech's Taylor Waldrop

Waldrop tossed a pair of shutouts for the Golden Eagles, allowing just nine hits with two walks and eight strikeouts. The Canon, Ga., native worked five scoreless frames in an 8-0 victory against Tennessee State, giving up four hits with no walks and three strikeouts.

The righthander tossed a seven-inning shutout versus Belmont, allowing five hits with two walks and five strikeouts. She retired 13 straight at one point against the Bruins and only three baserunners reached scoring position. Waldrop improved to 7-7 in 18 appearances this season, striking out 65 in 97.2 innings.

2018 TSWA WOMEN’S SOFTBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
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)
March 6 – Kyler Trosclair-Klatt, Memphis (Player); Caylan Arnold, Tennessee (Pitcher)
March 13 – Lexi Rouse, Belmont (Player); Molly Smith, Memphis (Pitcher)
March 20 – Essence Strambler, Maryville College (Player); Kayley Caplinger, Cumberland University (Pitcher)
March 27 – Brigid Antonelli, Cumberland University (Player); Savannah Carr, Trevecca University (Pitcher)
April 3 – Morgan Brewer, Maryville College (Player); Savannah Carr, Trevecca University (Pitcher)