2010 POTW

2010 Rawlings CPL Defensive Player of the Year:

Coty Saranthus (Delta State) Edenton
Saranthus, a junior at Delta State and Terry, Miss., was unstoppable on the mound for the Steamers as he rolled to a league-best 7-0 record with a save and a 0.68 ERA. The 6-0, 170-pound right-hander pitched 53 innings in 30 appearances; surrendering just five runs – four earned – on 18 hits, while walking nine and striking out 59. Like Chas Crane, the 2010 CPL Offensive Player of the Year, Saranthus too found his name in the league history books. He held opposing batters to a measly .107 against him, which was the lowest in league history for any pitcher throwing 40 innings or more. Perhaps even more impressive, however, was that his 18 hits given up were the fewest in league history, while he also sported the lowest WHIP by a pitcher in CPL history at 0.51. Furthermore, Saranthus’ ERA of 0.68 was the third lowest in league history (minimum of 40 innings pitched) behind Scott Diamond (Martinsville, 2006/0.50) and Nick Schumacher (Asheboro, 2005/0.56). Interestingly enough, Saranthus made 14 straight appearances without allowing a run, and did not allow a run in 23 1/3 consecutive innings at one point this season. Furthermore, he did not allow a run in 26 of his 30 appearances, and didn’t allow a hit in 18 of his 30 appearances; and Edenton was 18-12 when Saranthus stepped onto the mound. Saranthus was also named as a pitcher for the National CPL All-Star team. He pitched one inning, retiring the side in the top of the sixth. In the Petitt Cup Playoffs, he made six appearances – being tagged with the loss in one, while earning the save in two others. In nine innings of work, he scattered seven hits, and gave up five runs – four earned. He walked walked five and struck out seven. Earlier in the season, Saranthus was named the Rawlings Co-Pitcher of the Week after week three of action. That week, he made four appearances in relief for the Steamers, pitching 7 2/3 innings. He surrendered just one hit, while striking out 13, and earned a 2-0 record and 0.00 ERA on the week. Furthermore, opposing batters hit just .043 against him.

2010 Rawlings Pitchers of the Week

Co-Pitchers of the Week (Week 9): Jordan Jankowski (Miami of Ohio) Thomasville (Week 9) Matt Talley (The Citadel) Wilmington (Week 9)

Co-Pitchers of the Week (Week 8): Zach Taylor (Evansville) Wilmington (Week 8) William Scott (Kennesaw State) Martinsville (Week 8)

Co-Pitchers of the Week (Week 7): Ryan Prickett (Southeast Missouri) Fayetteville (Week 7) Buck Farmer (Georgia Tech) Peninsula (Week 7)

Pitcher of the Week (Week 6): Robert Jeroszko (College of Charleston) Gastonia (Week 6)

Co-Pitchers of the Week (Week 5): Joseph Hughes (East Carolina) Asheboro (Week 5) Robert Jeroszko (College of Charleston) Gastonia (Week 5)

Pitcher of the Week (Week 4): Ben Grisz (Duke) Thomasville (Week 4)

Co-Pitchers of the Week (Week 3): Jeremy Stack (Union) Gastonia (Week 3) Coty Saranthus (Delta State) Edenton (Week 3)

Co-Pitchers of the Week (Week 2): Christopher O'Hare (Yale) Outer Banks (Week 2) Mark Montgomery (Longwood) Edenton (Week 2)

Tri-Pitchers of the Week (Week 1): Jonathan Cornelius (Florida Tech) Martinsville (Week 1) Brad McAllister (Barry) Morehead City (Week 1) Jharel Cotton (Miami Dade C.C.) Peninsula (Week 1)