Four former Valley Leaguers were named either the player or pitcher of the week of their respective conference for the week ending March 3rd.
- Georgia Tech’s Kyle McCann (Harrisonburg 2017) is the headliner here, as he was not only ACC Player of the Week, but National Player of the Week as well. The junior catcher went 8-19 in his week, with 8 runs, 10 RBIs, a double, 4 walks, and 3 home runs. He hit another home run last night for Tech, and is now hitting 370/482/870 in 46 at-bats, with 13 runs, 17 RBIs, 2 doubles, 7 home runs, and a 10/12 BB/K ratio.
- Alabama State’s Eriq White (Purcellville 2016) is Hitter of the Week in the SWAC. In 5 games, Eriq was 11-22, with 9 runs, 7 RBIs, 2 doubles, and 3 walks. He started the week hitting .320 and ended it at .404. The redshirt junior is now hitting 385/492/577 in 52 at-bats, with 17 runs, 16 RBIs, 4 doubles, 2 home runs, and a 10/8 BB/K ratio.
- Righthander Kyle Nicolas (Charlottesville 2018), from Ball State, is the MAC Pitcher of the Week. Rumored to be clocked at 100 mph, Kyle appeared in two games last week, covering 4 innings, and allowed 0 hits, 0 runs, walked 2, and struck out…. 10. (He got 12 outs- 10 by strikeout!) Kyle is now 0-1, 4.66, with 3 saves and 17 K’s in 9 2/3 innings. His batting average against is a miniscule .069. (Man, at 6-foot-3, 205, and a 100-mph fastball, this guy is going places…)
- Last but not least, the Ivy League Player of the Week is none other than Harvard’s Patrick McColl (Charlottesville 2018). ATVL’s 11th best hitter in the league last summer, Patrick went 7-17 in Harvard’s first 4 games, with 4 runs, 5 RBIs, 2 doubles, and 2 home runs.
Congrats to all!