SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Wofford left-hander Adam Scott and UNCG infielder Tripp Shelton have been named the Southern Conference pitcher and player of the week, respectively, for all games April 23-29. The selections are made by the league office.
Scott was also named one of eight National Players of the Week selected by Collegiate Baseball. This is his second time receiving national recognition from Collegiate Baseball (March 6, 2017).
For the second week in a row and third time this season, Scott claimed SoCon Pitcher of the Week honors. Against UNCG on Friday, he allowed just one run in nine innings while striking out 17 batters as the Terriers took the first game of a pivotal SoCon series. The complete game was the sixth of the senior’s career and second this season. The Canandaigua, New York, native currently sits fourth all-time in career strikeouts in the SoCon with 358. With his 17 strikeouts against the Spartans, Scott tied both his career high and school Division I record for strikeouts in a single game.
Scott leads the SoCon in strikeouts (106) and innings pitched (78 1/3), while holding batters to just a .203 average. In league play, Scott has fanned a conference-best 51 batters and sports a 1.64 earned run average, ranking him second in the SoCon.
The weekly award is the sixth of his career. He is the NCAA active career leader in strikeouts and innings pitched. In addition, he is currently fifth in the nation in total strikeouts and eleventh in strikeout-to-walk ratio (8.83).
Also nominated for Pitcher of the Week: Thomas Byelick (The Citadel), Robert Broom (Mercer), Matt Frisbee (UNCG), Cody Shelton (Samford), Josh Winder (VMI) and Corey Sikes (Western Carolina).
Shelton launched three home runs while batting .571 and driving in seven runs in three games against Wofford over the weekend.
Also nominated for Player of the Week: Adam Colon (The Citadel), Chris Cook (ETSU), JT Thomas (Mercer), Anthony Mulrine (Samford), Matt Dunlevy (VM) and Alex Malsch (Wofford).
Wofford (29-15, 10-5 SoCon) will host Presbyterian College on Wednesday night at 6:00 p.m. before heading to Birmingham for a three-game series at Samford beginning Friday night.