Benedict College first baseman David Weber and pitcher Luis Cotto have been named SIAC Baseball East Division Player of the Week and Pitcher of the Week, respectively. Stillman College third baseman Paul Winterbottom and pitcher Josh Cagle have been named SIAC Baseball West Division Player of the Week and Pitcher of the Week, respectively.
Weber, a native of Lawndale, CA, went 5-for-12 with a home run and a triple in four games, finishing the week with a .417 batting average and a .833 slugging percentage to earn his third consecutive weekly honor. The 6-foot-2, 195-pound junior had eight RBIs and scored seven runs while recording five stolen bases in six attempts. Weber, who was named NCBWA South Region Player of the Week last week, was perfect in the field while helping the Tigers finish with a 4-0 record for the week, including a win over Elizabeth City State and a three-game series sweep over conference-foe Clark Atlanta.
Cotto, a native of Hollywood, FL, pitched a complete game with five strikeouts and just two walks in a 3-1 win over Elizabeth City State. The 6-foot, 185-pound senior went 1-0 for the week while giving up just three hits and no earned runs for the Tigers.
Winterbottom, a native of Calera, AL, recorded eight hits, including a triple and two doubles, with a .500 batting average and a .750 slugging percentage in four games. The 6-foot-1 freshman scored six runs and drove in another run while finishing with a .500 on-base percentage and a .846 fielding percentage. Winterbottom and the Tigers finished with a 3-1 record for the week, including a three-game series sweep over conference-foe Tuskegee.
Cagle, a native of Brookwood, AL, pitched seven innings with eight strikeouts and no walks against Tuskegee. The 6-foot, 200-pound senior went 1-0 for the week while giving up just four hits and no earned runs, improving his record to 3-3 for the season.