Sheridan adds ECAC Player of the Week honors

Sheridan adds ECAC Player of the Week honors
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 | by Chas Goodwin, Athletic Communications Assistant

DANBURY, Conn. - Newberry College outfielder Brandan Sheridan (Jacksonville, Fla.) has added on to his resume for the past week with being named Corvias Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Co-Player of the Week for Division II baseball, as announced by the ECAC office on Tuesday evening.

Sheridan was red-hot this past week with a .545 batting average, 12 hits in 22 at bats, while also carrying a .864 slugging percentage and a .560 on-base percentage. The senior blasted five extra base hits, four doubles and a home run, while driving in nine runs and scoring six.

He compiled four multi-hit games and added a pair of stolen bases while leading the Wolves to a 4-1 record over a stretch that included a big sweep of Wingate on the road in South Atlantic Conference play.

His most impressive day came in the Saturday double header sweep of the Bulldogs, going 7-for-9 with a pair of doubles, two runs scored and as many driven in.

Last night against Georgia College and State Sheridan tallied another multi-game as he was 2-for-4 at the plate with a run scored. Dating back to last Tuesday the centerfielder is now 14-of-26 at the plate and has posted multi-hit games in five out of the six contests in the past eight days.

With this distinction Sheridan becomes Newberry’s first baseball ECAC Player of the Week honoree and joins Pace University's John Kukura as the winners for the week ending on March 29.

The Wolves joined the ECAC in August for the creation of a new field hockey conference, but also reap the benefits of ECAC membership in the awards programs for other sports.