UNCG sweeps weekly SoCon baseball awards
SPARTANBURG, SC – The Southern Conference today named UNC Greensboro’s Guy Welsh and Elon’s Robert Rodebaugh the league’s baseball Co-Players of the Week, while Spartan Patrick Currin was tabbed as the conference’s Pitcher of the Week.
Welsh guided the Spartans to their seventh straight three-game series win over Furman by hitting .667 (8-for-12) over the weekend. The junior third baseman from Tucson, AZ notched multiple hits in each of the three games, including a 3-for-4 outing in a loss that also saw him drive in three of the team’s four runs to up his total to a team-leading 32. Welsh then went 2-for-3 on Saturday and closed out the series going 3-for-5. He also didn’t commit an error in 12 chances and was walked twice.
Currin recorded each of UNCG’s wins on the mound over the weekend, with both victories coming in relief versus the Paladins. A senior right-handed pitcher from Chapel Hill, NC, Currin posted a 0.00 ERA in three total appearances covering 6-2/3 innings of action. He allowed only seven hits and struck out six while walking only one. Currin paces the SoCon with 32 appearances, leads the team with seven wins and has won his last six decisions.
Welsh, Currin and the Spartans return to the diamond Friday evening to begin a three-game series at Western Carolina.
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