Big South announces baseball players of the week

Charlotte, NC - From Big South Sports

CHARLOTTE, NC – UNC Asheville infielder Justin Schumer (Charlotte, N.C.) has been named the Big South Conference's Choice Hotels Player of the Week, and Presbyterian College hurler Andrew Foushee (Augusta, Ga.) has been named The Crons Brand Pitcher of the Week for games played the final week of the regular-season, it was announced today by the League office.

Schumer batted .579 (11-19) in four games last week, helping the Bulldogs clinch a berth in the Royal Purple Big South Baseball Championship. He opened his week with two hits at Tennessee, and went 8-10 in Saturday's doubleheader against Gardner-Webb, recording four hits in both games. In the nightcap, Schumer helped Asheville rally from an 11-0 deficit with two home runs and a double, and drove in four runs before the Bulldogs fell, 15-14. In the first game, he pitched four innings to get the win and went 4-5 at the plate. Schumer finished the week with six RBI and a .947 slugging percentage.

Foushee led the Blue Hose to a victory in their season finale with a complete game four-hit shutout at VMI last Friday. He struck out 10 batters and walked just two hitters, and retired the final 16 batters he faced to earn his second win of the season. Foushee struck out the side in the second inning and held the Keydets to a .133 batting average on the night.

Other Player of the Week Nominees: Walt Quattlebaum (Charleston Southern), Tommy La Stella (Coastal Carolina), Murray White IV (High Point), Tyler Bream (Liberty), Jesse Harmon (Presbyterian College), Alex Guerra (Radford) and Patrick Gamblin (Winthrop).

Other Pitcher of the Week Nominees: Tyler Thornburg (Charleston Southern), Anthony Meo (Coastal Carolina), Kyle Wigmore (High Point), Steven Evans (Liberty), Ryan Dull (UNC Asheville), John Garrett (VMI) and Robert Lake (Winthrop).