ROCK HILL, S.C. (TheSAC.com) – Anderson catcher Brandon Odachowski has been named the South Atlantic Conference AstroTurf Baseball Player of the Week and Lenoir-Rhyne right-handed pitcher Landon Whitson has been named the South Atlantic Conference AstroTurf Baseball Pitcher of the Week for games played Mar. 5-11, the League announced today.
Odachowski, a junior from Williamston, S.C., led the Trojans to a 3-1 record last week, including a three-game sweep of conference foe Coker. He batted .385 for the week with two doubles, two home runs, three runs scored and five RBI. Odachowski added a slugging percentage of 1.000 and an on-base percentage of .467 for the week. He has also reached base safely in six straight games.
Whitson, a senior from Marion, N.C., led the Bears to a SAC series win over Newberry with a pair of saves. He picked up saves both games of the doubleheader against the Wolves. He pitched a third of an inning in game one, allowing no runs and no hits, securing the 7-4 victory. In game two, Whitson allowed one hit and no runs locking up the 6-4 win for the Bears in an inning of relief work.
These are the first Player of the Week selections for both Odachowski and Whitson this season.
2018 SAC AstroTurf Baseball Players of the Week
Feb. 6 – Brett Langhorne, Carson-Newman
Feb. 13 – Tyler Adams, Lincoln Memorial
Feb. 20 – Tyler Schneider, Wingate
Feb. 27 – Chance Bowden, Catawba
Mar. 6 – Colin Allman, Newberry
Mar. 13 – Brandon Odachowski, Anderson
2018 SAC AstroTurf Baseball Pitchers of the Week
Feb. 6 – Will Gee, Anderson
Feb. 13 – Nick Stegman, Wingate
Feb. 20 – Dillon Cate, Carson-Newman
Feb. 27 – Greg Valentine, Carson-Newman
Mar. 6 – John Grigg, Lenoir-Rhyne
Mar. 13 – Landon Whitson, Lenoir-Rhyne
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