BASEBALL: Austin Peay’s Campbell, Vanderbilt’s Fellows honored with TSWA weekly accolades
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Austin Peay’s Aaron Campbell and Vanderbilt’s Drake Fellows were named the Player and Pitcher of the Week, respectively, by the Tennessee Sports Writers Association for their efforts in contests from May 6-12.
Campbell batted .692 (9-for-13) in four games with five doubles, a home run, 10 RBIs and six runs scored for the Governors. The Ellendale, Tenn., native doubled twice, collected three hits and walked once, scoring a run in a mid-week contest at Tennessee.
The senior posted a two-run double in the first inning in the series opener at Eastern Illinois but left the game because of injury. He returned on Saturday and was 4-for-6 with three runs scored and seven RBIs, including a grand slam in the first inning. Campbell added an RBI single in the second, a run-scoring double in the third and a sacrifice fly in the seventh in APSU’s record-setting 34-hit attack versus the Panthers.
He finished the series with an RBI single and two walks, scoring a run. Campbell is batting .358 with 12 doubles, two homers, 23 RBIs and 21 runs scored in just 95 at-bats this season.
Fellows struck out a career-high 11 batters while allowing one earned run on four hits in seven innings in a 5-2 victory over Missouri. The Plainfield, Ill., native recorded his SEC-best 10th victory and 20th career win for the Commodores.
The righthander retired the side in order in the second, fourth, fifth and seventh innings and posted two of his 11 punchouts to end the sixth with the tying run at the plate for the Tigers. He set down 14-of-15 hitters from the end of the first until a one-out walk in the sixth and left the contest with a perfect seventh.
Fellows upped his mark this season to 10-0 in 13 starts covering 79.1 innings, giving up 71 hits with 94 strikeouts. Opponents are batting .237 against him this season.
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)
April 24 – Matt Joslin, Austin Peay (Player); Jake Roberson, Trevecca University (Pitcher)
May 1 – Hunter Holland, Belmont (Player); Kumar Rocker, Vanderbilt (Pitcher)
May 8 – JJ Bleday, Vanderbilt (Player); Cole Alsup, Trevecca University (Pitcher)