ROCK HILL, S.C. - Newberry College's Brandon Petty was named South Atlantic Conference player of the week Monday. The junior right-hander becomes the second Indian hurler to be pitcher of the week, freshman Dale Bennett was honored for the week leading up to February 19.
Petty went 2-0 for the week, picking up a mid-week victory over Barry and following up with a complete-game three-hitter against Tusculum. The junior pitched 7.1 innings while striking out three batters in the Indians’ 4-3 victory over Barry. On Sunday, the Melbourne, Fla. native fanned seven Pioneer batters as the Indians won 3-1.
The SAC Player and Pitcher of the Week are voted on by the league’s nine sports information directors.