Brooks Named SAC Baseball Pitcher of the Week


ROCK HILL, SC -- Catawba pitcher Craig Brooks (Monroe, NC/Parkwood HS) and Lenoir-Rhyne outfielder Ivan Vieitez have been selected as the final South Atlantic Conference Baseball Players of the Week for the 2014 season.  It was announced Tuesday by the league office.

SAC Baseball Pitcher of the Week | Craig Brooks, Catawba

Brooks made his final appearance of the regular season on Friday against Carson-Newman, throwing seven shutout innings while striking out nine in a 6-0 Catawba win. The victory clinched a share of the SAC title for the Indians.

Brooks’ outing improved his record to 9-0 against conference opponents this season, and marked his 10th-straight winning decision overall. He allowed just four hits while upping his league-leading strikeout total to 86.

SAC Baseball Player of the Week | Ivan Vieitez, Lenoir-Rhyne

Vieitez earns SAC Player of the Week honors for the second-straight week after hitting .750 and slugging 1.625 in Lenoir-Rhyne’s final three games of the season.

After drawing three walks on Wednesday in a 4-2 Bears win over Montreat, Vieitez combined to go 6-of-7 at the plate with two doubles, a triple, a home run and four RBI in a pair of games with Pfeiffer over the weekend. He also drew three more walks in the Pfeiffer series, finishing the week with a .857 on-base percentage.

Vieitez completed the regular season as the SAC’s batting average leader at .451.

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