BASEBALL: Austin Peay’s Joslin, Trevecca’s Roberson honored with TSWA weekly accolades
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Austin Peay’s Matt Joslin and Trevecca University’s Jake Roberson were named the Player and Pitcher of the Week, respectively, by the Tennessee Sports Writers Association for their efforts in contests from April 15-21.
Joslin posted six hits in nine at-bats with two grand slams and 13 RBIs over four games for the Governors. The Columbia, Tenn., native hit a pinch-hit, walk-off grand slam against Southern Illinois to begin the week.
The freshman added a pinch-hit two-run single in a come-from-behind 5-4 victory in game two of a weekend series versus UT Martin. Joslin started the final game of the series against the Skyhawks, going 4-for-6 with seven RBIs and four runs scored.
He singled and scored in the second inning, posted an RBI single in the fourth, collected a two-run single in the fifth before walking and scoring in the seventh. Joslin belted his second grand slam of the week in the ninth inning. He is batting .282 with two doubles, four homers, 28 RBIs and 14 runs scored in 30 contests this season.
Roberson tossed a complete-game shutout against Cedarville University, allowing just five hits with no walks and seven strikeouts. The lefthander hit one batter and faced the minimum through six innings, giving up just a single in the third but erasing the runner with a doubleplay.
The Springfield, Tenn., native native worked out of a bases-loaded, no-out jam in the seventh and did so again in the eighth before retiring the side in order in the ninth in the 3-0 victory. The senior upped his record to 6-4 with a 3.31 ERA over 11 appearances and 65.1 innings this season, striking out 54.
2019 TSWA BASEBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
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)
March 26 – Stephen Scott, Vanderbilt (Player); Drake Fellows, Vanderbilt (Pitcher)
April 3 – JJ Bleday, Vanderbilt (Player); Mason Hickman, Vanderbilt (Pitcher)
April 9 – Myles Christian, Middle Tennessee (Player); Jordan Davis, Maryville College (Pitcher)
April 16 – Javier Lopez, Trevecca University (Player); Garrett Stallings, Tennessee (Pitcher)