Thomas Berryhill named SAC Pitcher of the Week

Thomas Berryhill named SAC Pitcher of the Week
Monday, April 6, 2009 | by Junior right-hander went 1-0 with a 1.46 ERA and nine strikeouts in 12.1 innings

ROCK HILL, S.C. - Mars Hill outfielder Brian Williams and Newberry pitcher Thomas Berryhill were named the South Atlantic Conference Baseball Position Player and Pitcher of the Week announced league officials Monday.

Berryhill, a 5-10, 195-pound right-hander from Aynor, S.C., posted a 1-0 record in his two mound appearances. During the week he recorded a 1.46 ERA and nine strikeouts in 12.1 innings of work. He made a long relief appearance against Catawba as he pitched six shutout innings, scattering three hits, walked none and struck out five. In Newberry's 11-3 win at Wingate, he pitched 6.1 innings and struck out four in recording his first victory of the season.

Berryhill is the second Newberry pitcher to win this award this season after Josh McElwee picked up the honors on March 10.

Williams, a 5-10, 195-pound senior from Orlando, Fla., earns this honor for a second time this season. The Palm Beach Atlantic transfer hit .481 in six games last week with four home runs, 13 RBI, a double and scored eight runs as the Lions went 4-2. Included in that was a 4-1 league record, including a three-game sweep at No. 21 Lenoir-Rhyne. He had a .963 slugging percentage during the week and posted a .533 average against Lenoir-Rhyne, going 8-for-15 with two home runs, seven RBI and four runs scored.

Newberry returns to action this week with five South Atlantic Conference games. The scarlet and gray travel to Hickory, N.C., for a doubleheader against the No. 21 Lenoir-Rhyne Bears at 3 p.m. Tuesday. Newberry will host No. 9 Tusculum for a three-game weekend series, starting at 7 p.m. Friday. The two sides will complete the series with a doubleheader at 1 p.m. Saturday.

The SAC Baseball Player and Pitcher of the Week are selected by a vote of the league's nine sports information directors.

SAC Baseball Player of the Week

Date Player, Pos. School
2/10 Evan Taylor, OF Lenoir-Rhyne
2/17 Evan Taylor, OF Lenoir-Rhyne
2/24 Craige Lyerly, 3B Catawba
3/3 Max Loveland, OF Lenoir-Rhyne
3/10 Brian Williams, OF Mars Hill
3/16 Payden Houser, 2B Tusculum
3/23 Mike Dobre, C Mars Hill
3/30 Mark Letchworth, OF Wingate
4/6 Brian Williams, OF Mars Hill

SAC Baseball Pitcher of the Week

Date Player School
2/10 Justin Hall Mars Hill
2/17 Corbin Ariail Carson-Newman
2/24 Trevor Mullins Catawba
3/3 Josh Strawn Lincoln Memorial
3/10 Josh McElwee Newberry
3/16 Rob Currie Tusculum
3/23 Alex Britt Mars Hill
3/30 Mark Letchworth Wingate
4/6 Thomas Berryhill Newberry