Coastal’s Kerr, CSU duo net Big South weekly awards

ccubase-kerrpitchCoastal Carolina’s Austin Kerr and Charleston Southern’s Denis Buckley were tabbed The Crons Brand Co-Pitchers of the Week for games played April 14-20, the League announced today.

Kerr, a junior from Chester, S.C., pitched Coastal Carolina’s first complete game shutout since 2011 to lead the Chanticleers to the 4-0 win over Presbyterian College on April. 18.  He retired the first 13 batters he faced as he posted a career-high seven strikeouts in his outing.  He took a no-hitter into the seventh inning and allowed just two hits in the contest.

Buckley, a junior from McLean, Va., shutdown No. 6 South Carolina for seven innings in the Bucs’ 4-1 win over the Gamecocks on Tuesday night. The right-hander came on in the third, and worked 6.2 innings to take a shutout into the ninth as the Buccaneers beat the Gamecocks for the first time in 11 years. He scattered six hits and struck out six to improve to 2-0 on the season.

Charleston Southern’s Alex Tomasovich, a senior from Tega Cay, S.C. was named Big South Player of the Week after going 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored in the Bucs’ first win over the Gamecocks since 2003 as the Bucs defeated then No. 6 South Carolina, 4-1.  He had a sacrifice fly to score teammate Bobby Ison in the first and followed with an RBI single in the third to plate half the Bucs’ runs in the win.  He added a 5-for-9 weekend against Asheville with three runs and three RBI in CSU’s two wins.  He finished the week 7-for-12 (.583) with two doubles and five RBI was the Bucs went 3-0.  He was also strong in the field as he made a two diving stabs in the hole at third base to take away Bulldog hits on April 17.

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