Colonels’ Alvarez, Privateers’ Mitchell earn Southland Baseball Player of the Week nods
FRISCO, Texas – Nicholls slugger Edgar Alvarez and New Orleans hurler Brandon Mitchell won the Southland Baseball Player of the Week awards for the sixth week of the 2023 season, which were announced Monday by the conference office.
Hitter of the Week: Edgar Alvarez, Nicholls – Jr. – 1B – Orlando, Fla. (Boone HS)
Alvarez put together a phenomenal week at the plate, batting .500 with four RBIs to lead the Colonels to a 3-1 week. Alvarez hit safely in all four games and in the series win over McNeese, he posted three multi-hit efforts for a .583 average (7-of-12) and had four doubles. In the 12th inning at McNeese on Saturday, Alvarez recorded his third double of the game for the go-ahead RBI. He ended the series with a 2-for-3 outing and added two more walks, giving him four for the series. Alvarez currently ranks fifth in the league with a .354 batting average.
Honorable Mention: Rey Mendoza, UIW
Pitcher of the Week: Brandon Mitchell, New Orleans- Sr. – LHP – Houston, Texas (Elsik HS)
Mitchell was lights out for the Privateers in Saturday’s game against Lamar after a first inning that saw the Cardinals score two runs. For the remainder of the game, Mitchell didn’t concede anything in the run column as he threw his second career complete game. He only allowed three hits after the first inning and he induced 10 ground ball outs.
2023 Southland Baseball Players of the Week
|Date||Hitter of the Week||Pitcher of the Week|
|Feb. 20||Tyler Finke, Southeastern||Grant Rogers, McNeese|
|Feb. 27||Ryan Snell, Lamar||Jacob Mayers, Nicholls|
|Mar. 6||Daunte Stuart, Northwestern State||Colin Purcell, A&M-Corpus Christi|
|Mar. 13||Jake Killingsworth, Southeastern||Cal Carver, Northwestern State|
|Mar. 20||Jeffrey Elkins, Northwestern State||Chase Prestwich, Northwestern State|
|Mar. 27||Edgar Alvarez, Nicholls||Brandon Mitchell, New Orleans|
Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on 25 percent of ballots.
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