Paine College first baseman William Van Winkle and pitcher Tyler Padgett have been named SIAC Baseball East Division Player of the Week and Pitcher of the Week, respectively. Stillman College utility Casey Hall has been named SIAC Baseball West Division Player of the Week while teammate Josh Cagle has been named SIAC Baseball West Division Pitcher of the Week.
Van Winkle had a big week for the Lions going 5-for-10 from the plate with three home runs and a double, finishing with a .500 batting average and an impressive 1.500 slugging percentage in four games. The 6-foot-4, 225-pound junior from Gainesville, FL drove in seven runs and scored six more with a .785 on-base percentage and a 1.000 fielding percentage. Van Winkle helped the Lions to a 3-1 record for the week, including taking two of three games from conference-foe Benedict in their weekend series and a win of Morris.
Padgett, a native of Atlanta, GA, pitched seven innings for the Lions with ten strikeouts and just one walk in a 17-2 win over Benedict, earning his second weekly honor this season. The 5-foot-10, 195-pound sophomore right-hander, who also played third base, went 1-0 for the week with a 2.57 ERA.
Hall, a native of Gordo, AL, went 9-for-12 with two doubles, a .750 batting average, and a .917 slugging percentage in four games this past week. The 5-foot-11, 170-pound junior was perfect in the field and had an on-base percentage of .733 with one stolen base. Hall scored five runs with five RBIs while helping the Tigers to a 3-1 record for the week, including a three-game series sweep against conference-foe Miles.
Cagle, a native of Brookwood, AL, pitched a complete-game shutout with nine strikeouts and no walks in the Tigers’ 16-0 win over Miles to earn his second weekly honor this season. The 6-foot, 200-pound senior left-hander, who had opposing batters hitting .200 this week, went 1-0 for the while giving up no earned runs, moving to 5-3 on the season with 3.60 ERA.