Pitcher of the Week (Week 8):
Mason Keen (East Carolina) Wilson Keen was masterful for the Tobs on July 14, pitching a complete-game shutout versus division foe Fayetteville. Also a freshman out of East Carolina, Keen allowed only five hits over his nine scoreless innings and walked none for a 0.55 WHIP and .161 opponent’s batting average against. The right-hander struck out seven on the night, helping him to his second win of the season.
Pitcher of the Week (Week 7):
Michael Maiocco (Flagler) Florence: Maiocco was spectacular for the RedWolves on July 10 versus the Forest City Owls. The sophomore out of Flager University threw seven dominant shut-out innings, allowing only two hits and one walk while striking out ten for a 0.43 WHIP and .083 opponent’s batting average. This performance pushed his total season stats to an impressive 2.98 ERA in 42 1/3 innings pitched with 42 strikeouts.
Pitcher of the Week (Week 6):
Mac Sceroler (Southeastern Louisiana) High Point-Thomasville: On the mound, Sceroler was a workhorse for the HiToms in week six pitching ten innings in two appearances without giving up an earned run for a perfect 0.00 ERA. Seven of his ten innings came in a seven-inning complete game 6-1 victory over the Martinsville Mustangs on June 29. Combined with a three inning appearance later in the week, the Southeastern Louisiana freshman allowed only five hits while striking out 11 for a WHIP of 0.80. This type of success is nothing new for Sceroler who has been dominant all season long as he currently holds an overall ERA of 1.48 while striking out 36 in 31 1/3 innings pitched.
Pitcher of the Week (Week 5):
Heath Holder (Georgia) Lexington County: It was a magical week for Holder who threw a no-hitter for the Blowfish on June 23, marking the first no-hitter in the CPL since John Williams of Edenton accomplished that feat in 2013. The red-shirt senior out of the University of Georgia went nine strong innings for the win, allowing no runs to go along with his no-hitter and seven strikeouts. Making his start even more impressive was the fact it was against division rival Florence, and even more so that it was a pitcher’s duel throughout with Holder and the Blowfish ultimately coming out on top in a close one 1-0.
Pitcher of the Week (Week 4):
Sam Mersing (Pittsburgh) Holly Springs: On the mound, Sam Mersing completed a masterful performance for the Salamanders on June 18 striking out nine over 6 1/3 strong innings without allowing a run. The sophomore out of Pittsburgh gave up only one hit and two walks for an opponents’ batting average of .050 and WHIP of .474. His efforts helped the Salamanders finish off a 4-0 shutout over the Wilson Tobs and finish the week in fourth place in the East Division race.
Pitcher of the Week (Week 3):
Ryan Hedrick (Presbyterian) HP-Thomasville: On the mound, Ryan Hedrick continued his dominant start to the season out of the pen, adding yet another 10 2/3 innings of scoreless baseball to his ledger, pushing his total to 19 2/3 innings without allowing a single run, earned or otherwise, this season. The 5-11 freshman from Presbyterian also proved to be a stabilizing force this week for the team earning three wins for a perfect 3-0 record in three appearances. He struck out 12 batters while allowing only three hits and walking one for a WHIP of .374 and an opponent’s batting average of .086.
Pitcher of the Week (Week 2):
Zach Prendergast (Seton Hall) Edenton: Prendergast had one of the greatest nights on the mound in recent years for the Steamers on June 6 against the Peninsula Pilots. In fact, through 8 2/3 innings, versus the two-time defending CPL Petitt Cup Champions, he was perfect. Having retired 26 straight batters, the Pilots sent a pinch-hitter in CJ Needham to the plate who promptly broke up Prendergast’s perfect game with a home run. Even so the performance was one to be remembered, as the sophomore out of Seton Hall finished off a nine-inning complete game allowing only two hits, one run and zero walks while striking out 13 batters for a pristine .222 WHIP and .069 opponent’s batting average. His effort earned himself and the Steamers a 6-1 victory over the Pilots.
Pitcher of the Week (Week 1):
Levi Gessell (Liberty) High Point-Thomasville: On the mound, Gessell was almost unhitabble in his summer debut, going seven innings, allowing only one hit and striking out four for a staggering .048 opponent batting average and 0.43 WHIP. The freshman out of Liberty, did not allow a run and earned the win combining on an 8-0 shutout over Holly Springs on May 29.