first_imgPitcher of the Week: Aaron Hernandez, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi – Jr. – RHP – Corpus Christi, TexasHernandez posted the first shutout of his career and the second complete game of his career. He set a personal best of 15 strikeouts – only four players in Division I have more in a single contest this season. The Corpus Christi native has not given up an earned run in his last 15.1 innings pitched, on the way to grabbing 27 total strikeouts in his last two starts. UIW (8-5) begins a two-game series at Kansas State today at 3 p.m. CT before opening conference play at home versus Abilene Christian on Friday at 6:30 p.m. Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athletes is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on 25 percent of ballots. Honorable Mention: Jackson Owens, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi; Darren Willis, New Orleans; Kwan Adkins, Northwestern State. The Islanders (10-2) were forced to postpone their home game against UTSA tonight and next head north to Oklahoma for a three-game series starting Friday at 6:30 p.m.center_img Hitter of the Week: Ridge Rogers, UIW – Fr. – OF – Flower Mound, TexasRogers hit .611 this week against No. 8 Texas A&M and four-game Northern Illinois. He set a school record with a 5-for-5 day at the plate against the Huskies on Sunday, and was also perfect at the plate against the Aggies, with a hit and two walks. In five games he racked up 11 hits, five runs, two RBIs, two doubles and a triple, while posting an .833 slugging percentage and a .667 on base percentage. In addition to his outstanding performance at the plate, Rogers made an incredible diving catch in the outfield to preserve UIW’s series-finale victory over NIU. 2018 Southland Conference Baseball Week Four Notes (PDF)FRISCO, Texas – UIW freshman Ridge Rogers and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi junior Aaron Hernandez are the Southland Conference Baseball Players of the Week, the league announced Tuesday. Southland Players of the Week are presented by UniversalCoin.com. Honorable Mention: Carlisle Koestler, Southeastern Louisiana; Bryan Warzek, New Orleans; Tyler Miller, UIW.last_img

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