Bethune-Cookman sophomore Anthony Stokes earned Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Player of the Week honors in baseball, the conference announced on Monday. Teammate Rayan Gonzalez was named the Pitcher of the Week, while Juan Pizarro earned Rookie of the Week accolades for the second consecutive week.
Stokes (1B/DH/P, 6-3, So., 230, Chesapeake, Va.) hit .524 with 11 hits in 21 appearances to lead the Wildcats to a 6-0 mark last week. He tallied three home runs, two doubles and 11 RBI and defensively added 39 putouts and one assist. Stokes also earned a win on the mound as a reliever in a 6-4 victory against Harvard.
Gonzalez (P, 6-4, Sr., 210, Arecibo, Puerto Rico) allowed four hits and two walks to earn a 0.00 ERA in a 3-0 conference win against North Carolina Central. The senior struck out eight of 26 batters in seven innings. He also extended his win streak to 4-0 this season.
Pizarro (P/2B, 6-1, Fr., 195, Bayamon, Puerto Rico) batted .333 (6-of-18) with one triple and six RBI to aid the Wildcats to a 6-0 record, including 3-0 mark in conference play last week. Pizarro stole one base, and added three putouts and 13 assists in a defensive effort. He also took to the mound and recorded a 0.00 ERA, striking out three of 16 batters in four innings.
Other Top Performers:
Heath Blackburn (FAMU) was 1-1 last week with a 1.25 ERA in 7.2 innings for the Rattlers.
Tyler Boone (NCAT) tossed three innings, while striking out eight of 17 batters against Elon.
Glenn Frye (NCCU) struck out six of 22 batters in six innings for the Eagles.
Joe Mackey (NCAT) allowed three hits and one walk to earn a 0.00 ERA in a 5-4 loss to Elon.
Matt McClain (DSU) allowed seven hits and struck out seven in a 11-2 win against Cornell.
Aaron Nardone (DSU) batted .353 with one home run, one double and six RBI to aid the Hornets to a 1-2-1 mark.
Tyon Ore (NSU) guided the Spartans to 4-0 mark while hitting .571 with one double and five RBI.
Marquis Riley (NCAT) led the Aggies with one double and four RBI in two games last week.
Tyson Simpson (NCCU) hit .600 (2-of-3) with three doubles and two RBI in an 11-10 loss to Bethune-Cookman.
Mike Wright (CSU) batted .462 in four games and was 6-of-13 with two RBI last week.
Ryan VanAssche (NSU) earned the win against UMES with a 0.00 ERA in seven innings.