Players of the Week

Week 8: Daniel Thompson (Asheboro ZooKeepers / UNC Greensboro)
  • Thompson started two games for the ZooKeepers, throwing a total of 8 2/3 innings. The 6-0, 185-pound right-hander at UNC Greensboro surrendered just one run, earned, on three hits, while walking five and racking up a league-best 12 strikeouts. He picked up a win and finished with a 1.04 ERA; while also sporting a 0.92 WHIP, BAA of .100 and K/9 of 12.462 on the week. On the summer, he is 3-1 with a respectable 2.05 ERA through nine appearances, including five starts. He leads Asheboro in innings pitched at 30 2/3 and is second on the team with 44 punch outs.
Week 7: Austin Williamson (Lexington County Blowfish / South Carolina)
  • Williamson was also impressive, throwing a complete game shutout for the Blowfish against Forest City on July 14. The 6-3, 220-pound right-hander at South Carolina pitched seven innings of one-hit baseball, walked three and struck out seven as he finished 1-0 with a 0.00 ERA. Further, he held opposing batters to a lousy .048 average, while sporting a 0.57 WHIP and 9.000 K/9 on the week. Thus far in 2023, he is 2-1 with a 3.00 ERA through five starts. In 24 innings on the bump for the Blowfish, Williamson has given up 11 runs — 8 earned — on 19 hits, 13 walks and 18 strikeouts.
Week 6: Riley Huge (Florence Flamingos / Winthrop)
  • Huge was exactly that - huge - on the mound for the Flamingos last week. In Florence’s 3-0 win over Macon on July 3, Huge pitched a complete game shutout. He allowed only four hits, walked none and struck out nine on his way to a 1-0 record with 0.00 ERA. The junior lefty from Winthrop also held opposing batters to a .143 average, while sporting a league-best WHIP of 0.44. Overall in 2023, Huge is 2-2 with a save and a 5.40 ERA across a team-high 28 1/3 innings of work. He’s surrendered 19 runs - 17 earned - on 31 hits, while striking out 34 against just eight walks.
Week 5: Logan Wash (Macon Bacon / South Alabama)
  • Wash was superb for the Bacon, finishing 2-0 with a perfect 0.00 ERA in his two appearances on the week. He threw 6 1/3 innings of hitless baseball, walked two and struck out a league-best 14. The junior lefty from South Alabama also led the league with a .000 BAA, while sporting a WHIP of 0.32 and K/9 of 19.895. On the season, Wash is 2-1 with a save and 3.11 ERA across 17 1/3 innings of work. He’s surrendered nine runs - six earned - on 10 hits, while striking out 32 against just six walks.
Week 4: Nick Willard (Peninsula Pilots / Liberty)
  • Willard, was practically untouchable on the mound in his two relief appearances for the Pilots. The 6-3, 170-pound junior from Liberty pitched a total of five innings, surrendering just two hits, while walking none and striking out12 batters, tied for the league-high on the week. He collected one save to go with a 0.00 ERA. Further, Willard featured a 0.40 WHIP, .118 BAA and 21.600 K/9. Overall, he is 0-0 with two saves and a 1.12 ERA through eight innings of work. He’s given up five walks, a run (earned), walked four and struck out 14.
Week 3: Beckett White (Lexington County Blowfish / Tampa)
  • White, a junior at Tampa, started the Blowfish’s game versus Florence on June 13. He pitched six innings, allowing only two hits while walking zero and striking out nine Flamingo batters. He went on to receive the win and featured a perfect 0.00 ERA on the week. Further, he held opposing batters to a mere .100 average, while sporting a low 0.33 WHIP and K/9 of 13.500. On the season, the 6-0, 170-pound right-hander is 1-0 with a 4.90 ERA through 11 innings across three appearances. In that time, he’s given up eight runs – six earned – on nine hits, but has struck out 19 compared to only three walks.
Week 2: Nadir Lewis (Boone Bigfoots / Princeton)
  • Lewis, a junior from Princeton, finished the week with a .588 average, five runs scored and a league-best nine RBIs. Of his 10 hits, two were doubles and another pair, home runs. He walked once and stole a base. Lewis also sported an impressive 1.670 OPS after slugging 1.059 and recording an on-base percentage of .611. On the season, the left-handed hitter is slashing .429/.529/.929 for the Bigfoots with eight runs scored and 14 RBIs.
Week 1: Hunter Stevens (Morehead City Marlins / Mount Olive)
  • Stevens proved to be a reliable arm out of the pen, making three separate appearances for the Marlins. The 5-10, 185-pound right-hander pitched six innings of hitless, scoreless baseball on his way to a perfect 0.00 ERA. He walked two but struck out nine. A redshirt senior from Mount Olive, Stevens also finished the week with a .000 average against him plus a 0.33 WHIP and 13.500 K/9.