Baseball Sweeps Weekly Conference Honors

Baseball Sweeps Weekly Conference Honors

The Central Connecticut baseball team collected a trio of Northeast Conference weekly awards it was announced Monday. Senior Tyler Coleman was named the Player of the Week, while Cody Brown was named Pitcher of the Week and freshman Chris Kanios was named Rookie of the Week as the Blue Devils collected a pair of wins last week.

Coleman reached base at least twice and scored a run in each of his three starts. The CCSU centerfielder produced a .500 on-base percentage while hitting .417 (5-for-12) with one double, two RBI and four runs scored. He was instrumental during the Blue Devils' wins over Marist and Hartford. Coleman went 2-for-3 with two runs scored in a mid-week win over America East member Hartford. The senior connected on a one-out single in the first and eventually came around to score the game's first run. He added another run in the third frame of the 6-4 victory. Facing Marist in Annapolis on Saturday, Coleman put the Blue Devils in line for an extra inning victory. He led off the top of the tenth by singling and proceeded to score the eventual game-winning run on a RBI groundout. Coleman drove in a pair of runs on Sunday against Navy.  

COLEMAN
WEEK 4 STATS: 
.417 BA (5-for-12), 2B, 2 RBI, 4 runs, BB, HBP, .500 OBP, 1.000 fielding pct.
 
Brown came out of the bullpen and was dominant for CCSU in his lone appearance. The southpaw fired 3.0 hitless frames in the Blue Devils' 3-2 extra-inning victory over Marist. Brown, who entered to start the eighth inning with Central facing a 2-1 deficit, faced the minimum nine batters as CCSU rallied for the 10-inning win. He registered four strikeouts and issued one walk before erasing the base runner on a caught stealing play.
 
BROWN
WEEK 4 STATS:
 1 appearance, 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 3.0 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 6 K, 2 BB
 
Kanios provided some offense during the Blue Devils' four-game stay in Annapolis. He batted .364 (4-for-11) with one triple, a home run, three RBI and two runs scored. In Friday's contest at Navy, Kanios connected on a two-run single in the eighth. Pinch-hitting in the ninth inning against Marist on Saturday, the freshman outfielder laced a triple and scored the game-tying run two batters later. Kanios recorded two hits, including a solo home run to right field, on Sunday against Navy. The rookie spelled Coleman in centerfield to start the eighth inning of CCSU's mid-week win over Hartford, but did not log an official at-bat in the game.
 

KANIOS
WEEK 4 STATS:
 .364 BA (4-for-11), 3B, 3 RBI, 2 runs, .818 slugging pct.

The Blue Devils' game scheduled for Tuesday, March 14, against UMass Lowell is postponed due to the predicted weather for the Northeast.

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