Baseball, softball players of the week named by TSWA

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BASEBALL: Vanderbilt’s Scott, Fellows honored with TSWA weekly accolades
– Vanderbilt’s Stephen Scott and Drake Fellows were named the Player and Pitcher of the Week, respectively, by the Tennessee Sports Writers Association for their efforts in contests from March 18-24.

Scott batted .571 (8-for-14) with two home runs, six RBIs and nine runs scored in four victories for the Commodores. The Cary, N.C., native posted two hits with a double, a solo homer, a walk and three runs scored in a 3-0 win over Belmont. He drove in a run when he was hit with the bases loaded in Thursday’s 5-0 victory against Florida.

The senior outfielder was 4-for-4 with a double, a walk and three runs scored in the second game versus the Gators and collected two hits with a double and a grand slam, scoring three times in the series finale. Scott is batting .391 with 10 doubles, three home runs, 24 RBIs and 27 runs scored in 24 games this season.

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Fellows tossed a five-hit shutout against Florida in the series opener, allowing three walks with eight strikeouts in a 5-0 win. The Plainfield, Ill., native posted just one 1-2-3 inning in the contest, working around an error and a walk in the fourth inning and at least one baserunner in every frame but the seventh.

The junior righthander improved to 5-0 with a 3.68 ERA in six appearances this season covering 36.2 innings, giving up 29 hits with 48 strikeouts. Opponents are batting just .216 against him.

February 19 – Lake Burris, Bryan College (Player); Trey Holland, University of the South (Pitcher)
March 1 – JJ Bleday, Vanderbilt (Player); Peyton Wigginton, Middle Tennessee (Pitcher)
March 6 – Aaron Antonini, Middle Tennessee (Player); Chase Douglas, Trevecca University (Pitcher)
March 13 – Ethan Paul, Vanderbilt (Player); Samuel Joiner, Maryville College (Pitcher)
March 21 – Javier Lopez, Trevecca University (Player); Charles Hall, Tusculum University (Pitcher)


SOFTBALL: Tennessee Wesleyan’s Sutton, King’s Gilbert selected for TSWA weekly honors
– Tennessee Wesleyan’s Baylee Sutton and King University’s Casey Gilbert received Player and Pitcher of the Week accolades, respectively, from the Tennessee Sports Writers Association for their efforts in contests from March 18-24.

Sutton batted .588 (10-for-17) with three home runs, 13 RBIs and five runs scored in four games for the Bulldogs. The Crandall, Ga., native collected three hits with a run scored and four RBIs in the first game of a doubleheader against Reinhardt University and added two hits with a run scored in the second contest versus the Eagles.

The senior infielder homered among her three hits and drove in five runs in the first game of a twinbill at Montreat College. She hit two home runs and drove in four runs in the second contest against the Cavaliers.

Sutton is batting .492 with four doubles, four homers, 30 RBIs and 23 runs scored in 18 games this season.


Gilbert posted four victories in the circle in five appearances for the Tornado, allowing just one earned runs on 17 hits with 15 strikeouts.

The Hendersonville, N.C., native worked six shutout innings, giving up five hits with five strikeouts versus Mars Hill University. The junior tossed three shutout frames in relief for a win in a 4-3 victory against UVA-Wise, allowing two hits with three strikeouts. She gave up one earned run on one hit in one-third of an inning in the second game versus the Cavaliers.

The righthander pitched seven shutout innings in a win at Barton College, giving up five hits with five strikeouts, and ended the week with a four-hit shutout at the University of Mount Olive, striking out two. She walked just four batters in her 23.1 innings over the five appearances as well.

Gilbert posts a 6-3 mark with a 1.17 ERA in 13 appearances covering 59.2 innings this season. She has allowed 49 hits with nine walks and 33 strikeouts, with opponents batting just .217 against her.

February 19 – Abby Fiessinger, Carson-Newman (Player); Brooklin Lee, Belmont (Pitcher)
March 1 – Kay Brokering, King University (Player); Morgan Rackel, Austin Peay (Pitcher)
March 6 – Danielle Liermann, Austin Peay (Player); Alyssa Arden, Tennessee Tech (Pitcher)
March 13 – MaKray Odom, Trevecca University (Player); Katlyn Smith, Maryville College (Pitcher)
March 21 – Kaitlyn Kelley, Union University (Player); Morgan Rackel, Austin Peay (Pitcher)