ATLANTA (April 1, 2019) – The Southern Athletic Association (SAA) has announced that Chris Esselman of Centre and Tyler Wise of Birmingham-Southern have been named the SAA Baseball Pitcher and Player of the Week honorees.
Chris Esselman - Centre
In his lone pitching appearance, Esselman went the distance for Centre finishing with a complete-game shutout against Oglethorpe. Esselman allowed only one hit while striking out five batters and not surrendering a walk as Centre defeated Oglethorpe 13-0.
Tyler Wise - Birmingham-Southern
Wise hit .500, going 7-of-14 with six RBI, three runs, and just one strikeout. Wise started the week with a 2-for-4 performance with an RBI and a run scored, in a 4-2 win over No. 12 Huntingdon. Then in the three-game SAA series against Berry, Wise was 5-of-10 with five RBI and two runs scored. Four of his RBI came in game three against Berry, where his three-run triple in the eighth gave BSC a 12-2 lead and run-ruled the Vikings.