The Great Midwest Athletic Conference has named Jeff Conley (P) and David Bryan (INF) of Alderson Broaddus the Conference Pitcher and Offensive Athlete of the Week, respectively.
David Bryan has been named the G-MAC's Baseball Offensive Athlete of the Week for the first time this season after an impressive week at the plate for the Battlers, who went 4-0 last week in conference action. AB improved to 11-5 in the G-MAC and remains a game behind Kentucky Wesleyan for second place in the standings.
Bryan hit .538 on the week, collecting a conference-high 14 hits. On the week, he also led the G-MAC with 11 runs scored (tied), 13 runs batted in, 17 total bases (tied), three hit by pitches (tied), two sacrifice flies (tied). He also went 2-2 in stolen base attempts.
In the Friday doubleheader with Salem, Bryan went 4-6 with a double, four runs scored and six RBI in the blowout victory in the first game of the four game series. In the first game of Saturday's doubleheader, Bryan went 3-4 with a run and two RBI and in the second game topped it by going 4-5 with a double, two runs and five more RBI.
Bryan is now hitting .327 on the season, which ranks 14th in conference and second on the Battlers roster. He also currently has 22 runs scored and 22 runs batted in. He currently holds a six-game hit streak and eight-game on-base streak.
Jeff Conley has been named the G-MAC's Baseball Offensive Athlete of the Week for the first time this season after an impressive appearance on the mound for the Battlers, who went 4-0 last week in conference action. AB improved to 11-5 in the G-MAC and remains a game behind Kentucky Wesleyan for second place in the standings.
Conley threw a complete-game seven inning contest against Salem International in the first game of the Saturday doubleheader. In the win, he didn't allow a run, giving up only two hits to the opposing hitters. SIU won the game 9-0, while Conley struck out six.
Conley lowered his earned run average and leads the conference with his 1.83 ERA. At 5-2 on the season, he is tied for second in wins. He ranks fourth in conference in strikeouts with 39 and is tied for the conference lead with his second shutout. Opposing hitters are hitting a conference low .178 against Conley, who is giving up just three hits a game (27 total).