Players of the Week

Week 9: Timothy Cunningham (Martinsville / St. John's)
  • Cunningham made three appearances against three different teams on the week for the Mustangs. He finished with a 1-0 record and 0.00 ERA through 7 2/3 innings of work. The 6-6, 225-pound righty from St. John's gave up just five hits and walked one in that time, while striking out eight. Overall, he held opposing batters to a .185 BAA, while sporting a 0.78 WHIP and K/9 of 9.391.
Week 8: Leo Giannoni (Holly Springs / Columbus State)
  • Giannoni made two appearances on the week for Holly Springs and was untouchable. In three innings of hitless, scoreless baseball, the 6-2, 200-pound righthander from Columbus State, walked none and struck out eight of the 10 batters he faced. He finished with a 0.00 ERA and earned a save to give him two on the season. In addition to holding opposing batters to a .000 average against him, he sported a 0.00 WHIP and a K/9 of 24.000.
  Week 7: Peyton Cariaco (Macon / Kent State)
  • On the bump, Cariaco made two appearances on the week for the Bacon, including a complete game shutout in game one of a doubleheader against Lexington County on July 16. The 6-1, 235-pound lefty from Kent State finished the week throwing 9 1/3 innings, surrendering seven hits and striking out eight. He held opposing batters to a .200 clip against him, while sporting a 0.75 WHIP and a K/9 of 7.714.
  Week 6: Matthew Little (High Point-Thomasville / Charlotte)
  • Little threw a complete game shutout for the HiToms in game two of a doubleheader on July 8, helping his team to a 2-0 victory over the Forest City Owls. The 6-1, 190-pound lefty went six innings of hitless baseball, walked one and struck out seven to earn the win. Little, a junior at Charlotte, also notched a 0.17 WHIP and a K/9 of 10.500.
  Week 5: Jay Cassady (Peninsula / Christopher Newport)
  • Cassady got the start for the Pilots on July 2 against Tri-City and was nearly untouchable. In 6 2/3 innings of work, the 6-5, 215-pound lefty from Christopher Newport surrendered just five hits, walked one and struck out an impressive 12 Chili Peppers. Opposing batters swung just .200 against him. While he had a 0.00 ERA and had helped position Peninsula for the win, the Pilots gave up the lead late in the game. Cassady also finished with a WHIP of 0.90 and a K/9 of 16.200.
  Week 4: Matt Hickey (Morehead City / Tarleton State)
  • Called out of the bullpen for the Marlins four times on the week, Hickey picked up a pair of wins to go with a 0.00 ERA. The 6-1, 165-pound righthander from Tarleton State threw five innings of hitless (and scoreless) baseball, walking only two while striking out nine. He held opposing batters to a .000 BAA and also featured a low 0.40 WHIP and a K/9 of 16.200.
  Week 3: Reece Wissinger (Morehead City / Southeastern)
  • On the bump, Wissinger was Mr. Reliable for the Marlins, making four appearances in relief, earning a 0.00 ERA and two saves. In 4 2/3 innings pitched, the 6-5, 200-pound righty from Southeastern was unblemished, giving up no runs on no hits, walking zero and striking out nine. Wissinger also featured a perfect 0.00 WHIP and a K/9 of 17.357.
  Week 2: Nolan Daniel (Savannah / Purdue)
  • Daniel made the most of his time out of the pen for the Bananas, making three appearances in relief, earning a save and finishing the week with a clean 0.00 ERA. In 6 2/3 innings on the mound, the 6-4, 245-pound senior righthander from Purdue surrendered just three hits and a pair of runs – both unearned – to go with two walks and 11 strikeouts. Daniel also featured a WHIP of 0.79 and an impressive K/9 of 15.63.
  Week 1: Hayden Snelsire (Tri-City / Randolph-Macon)
  • Snelsire was absolutely dominant across two appearances for the Chili Peppers in the extended first week of the CPL season. The junior from Randolph-Macon got his first CPL start of the season on Opening Day versus Martinsville in which he went six innings, allowing only two hits, walking two and striking out 4 to earn the win. He then made his second start of the season on June 2 at Peninsula. In that outing, the 6-3, 210-pound righty was untouchable, throwing four innings of hitless baseball, while striking out seven of 13 batters faced. Overall on the week, he finished with a 1-0 record, giving up just a pair of hits in 10 innings, while only walking two and striking out 11.