Johnson's Stellar Hitting, Hamann's Shutout Earn Honors

Monday, May 21, 2012

MACON, Ga. – Mercer's DJ Johnson and Belmont's Matt Hamann won the Atlantic Sun Conference Baseball weekly honors, announced Monday by the league office. Johnson helped Mercer to a 4-0 record on the week with a sweep of USC Upstate and a 4-3 win over Georgia Tech, while Hamann pitched a complete game shutout against the Bisons.

PLAYER OF THE WEEK:
DJ Johnson, Mercer
(2B – So. – Adel, Ga.)

  • First Career A-Sun Player of the Week award
  • Led the Bears to a win over Georgia Tech, 4-3
  • Went 12-for-17 (.706) at the plate with five runs scored and six RBI
  • Had a walk-off RBI single in the bottom of the 14th inning to beat USC Upstate
  • Helped Mercer to a 4-0 week with 12 hits, five runs scored and two doubles
OTHER NOMINEES:
  • Matt Beaty (IF, Belmont) - Batted .429 with a triple and two home runs
  • Ryan Roberson (1B, North Florida) - Drove in a team-high five RBI on the weekend
  • Adam Brett Walker II (1B/OF, Jacksonville) - In the UNF series, he tallied four runs, two RBI, two stolen bases and a homer
  • Will Howard (OF, Kennesaw State) - Batted .400 in four games this week with one double, triple and two RBI
PITCHER OF THE WEEK:
Matt Hamann, Belmont
(SP – Sr. – Northbrook, Ill. – Sport Administration)
  • Sixth Career A-Sun Pitcher of the Week; third this season
  • Recorded his fifth complete game of the year with a 0.00 ERA
  • The complete game was a four-hit shutout of Lipscomb to give the Bruins the No. 1 seed
  • Struck out a career best 10 batters in the win over the Bisons
  • Held opponents to a .133 batting average.
OTHER NOMINEES:
  • Kyle Westwood (P, North Florida) - Threw his team-leading fourth complete game of the season
  • Steve Eagerton (P, Jacksonville) - Allowed only one hit through 4.2 innings against UNF
  • Ricky Knapp (RHP, FGCU) - Allowed two runs on 10 hits while recording six strikeouts and no walks against Stetson.
  • Josh Carr (P, Kennesaw State) - Won a conference leading ninth game on Thursday against ETSU

2012 Atlantic Sun Baseball Player and Pitcher of the Week
Date Player of the Week (School)
Pitcher of the Week (School)
Feb. 20 Mitchel Brennan (Stetson) Scott Moses (Belmont)
Feb. 27 Nick Backlund (Mercer) Brandon Lee (USC Upstate)
Mar. 5 Zac Mitchell (Belmont) Tyler Moore (North Florida)
Mar. 12 Tyler Marincov (North Florida) Brandon Barker (Mercer)
Mar. 19 Ronnie Freeman (Kennesaw State) Ricky Knapp (FGCU)
Mar. 26 Zak Messer (Lipscomb) Ricky Knapp (FGCU)
Apr. 2 Andy Chriscaden (Kennesaw State) David Roseboom (USC Upstate)
Apr. 9 T.J. Gavlik (North Florida) Matt Hamann (Belmont)
Apr. 16 Sean Dwyer (FGCU) Kyle Westwood (North Florida)
Apr. 23 Mitchel Brennan (Stetson) Matt Hamann (Belmont)
Apr. 30 Aaron Sandoval (Lipscomb) Brandon Bixler (FGCU)
May 7 Gaither Bumgardner (USC Upstate) Josh Cotham (Lipscomb)
May 14 Gray Hutchinson (Lipscomb) Robbie Powell (Stetson)
May 21 DJ Johnson (Mercer) Matt Hamann (Belmont)

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