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MEAC Announces Baseball Weekly Honors
Written By: MEAC Media Relations         Release: 03/28/2011
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Bethune-Cookman junior Peter O'Brien earned Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Player of the Week honors in baseball, the conference announced on Monday. Teammate Scott Garner was named the Pitcher of the Week and PJ Biocic earned Rookie of the Week accolades.

O'Brien (C, 6-5, Jr., Miami Gardens, Fla.) aided the Wildcats to a 4-1 mark last week including a 3-0 sweep in conference play against Florida A&M, a 7-6 win against Jacksonville and a 7-6 loss to #28 Stetson. The catcher hit .400 from the plate with six RBI, two home runs and walked five times in 15 appearances.  Defensively, he added five assists with 41 putouts and no errors.

Garner (P, 6-2, Fr., Port Orange, Fla.) earned the win as Bethune-Cookman defeated Florida A&M 16-6. Garner posted a 0.00 ERA and struck out five of the 22 batters. He only allowed one hit and walked one in six innings of action. 

Biocic (2B/DH, 5-9, Fr., Merritt Island, Fla.)  hit .545 from the plate with seven RBI, including one double in four victories for the Wildcats. In 11 plate appearances, Biocic scored five runs and walked three times.

Other Top Performers:

Bryan Chaikowsky (UMES) averaged .563 with eight RBI, one triple and two doubles to aid the Hawks to a 2-2 mark last week.

Carvell Copeland (NCAT) hit .449 from the plate (2-of-5) with one RBI in a win over Norfolk State.  

Jeff Fleetwood (UMES) posted seven RBI, one home run and one double in two games for the Hawks.

Tony Gatto (DSU) tallied four RBI and three doubles, while hitting .400 from the plate in four games for the Hornets.

Ryan Haas (DSU) posted a 0.00 ERA , allowing  just three hits and one walk in a win over North Carolina Central.

Matt McClain (DSU) earned the win against North Carolina Central with a 1.28 ERA in seven innings.

Jarryd Reid (FAMU) tallied four RBI, one home run, and two doubles in five games for the Rattlers.

Ryan Shook (NSU) walked three and struck out five of 31 batters against North Carolina A&T

James Taylor (NSU) was 6-of-12 for the week with two RBI and one double in three games for the Spartans.

Ryan VanAssche (NSU) earned the win against North Carolina A&T with a 0.00 ERA.

Dylan West (FAMU) hit .416 from the plate in 12 appearances for the Rattlers last week.

Matt Witte (UMES) struck out six and walked three in a win over Coppin State.

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