HIGH POINT, N.C. – North Greenville University's Ryan Brown was named the Conference Carolinas Baseball Player of the Week, while teammate Canaan Cropper earned the Conference Carolinas Baseball Pitcher of the Week for games played Feb. 27 - Mar. 5, the Conference announced today.
Brown, a junior from Columbia, S.C., led the Crusaders to a 5-0 week, which included a win over No. 3 USC Aiken and a three-game Conference sweep of Belmont Abbey. He batted .467 with seven hits (four XBH) and seven RBI and eight runs scored. Brown's highlight of the week was a three-run bomb in NGU's 9-8 win over USC Aiken.
A junior hailing from Salisbury, Md., Cropper posted a 2.25 ERA and notch 10 K's in eight innings of work to go 2-0 week for NGU. He would go one inning and pick up the win in a 9-8 contest against USC Aiken. Cropper's best performance was a four-hit shutout of Belmont Abbey, as he pitched a complete game with 10 K's and three walks for the 2-0 win.
Also nominated for Baseball Player of the Week: Drew Ellis (Mount Olive), Kyle Heiss (Erskine) & John Elwood (Pfeiffer)
Also nominated for Baseball Pitcher of the Week: Alex Calvert (Erskine), Austin Hutchison (Mount Olive) & Drew Wilson (Pfeiffer)
2017 Baseball Players of the Week
Week One (Feb. 7) - Ricky Surum (Mount Olive)
Week Two (Feb. 14) - Chaz Davey (Erskine)
Week Three (Feb. 21) - Garrett Lowery (Limestone)
Week Four (Feb. 28) - Chase Allen (Limestone)
Week Five (Mar. 7) - Ryan Brown (North Greenville)
2017 Baseball Pitchers of the Week
Week One (Feb. 7) - Bruce Zimmerman (Mount Olive)
Week Two (Feb. 14) - Michael Carpin (Erskine)
Week Three (Feb. 21) - Austin Hutchison (Mount Olive)
Week Four (Feb. 28) - Mike Batten (Southern Wesleyan)
Week Five (Mar. 7) - Canaan Cropper (North Greenville)