Limestone's Allen and North Greenville's Burgess Named Conference Carolinas Baseball Players of the Week

HIGH POINT, N.C. – Limestone College's Chase Allen was tabbed the Conference Carolinas Baseball Player of the Week, while North Greenville University's Tucker Burgess was tabbed the Conference Carolinas Baseball Pitcher of the Week for games played Apr. 2-8, the Conference announced today.

A junior from Sharpsburg, Ga., Allen led Limestone to a 3-1 record last week while also breaking the program's all-time home run record and becoming just the third player to hit 20 bombs in a season. He compiled a .438 batting average with seven hits, including four homers and a double, 10 RBI and five runs scored.

Allen currently has 49 hits for a .358 batting average with 20 home runs and 52 RBI. His home run and RBI totals are tops in Conference Carolinas. This marks his first POTW honor and Limestone's third overall of the season.

Burgess, a junior from Liberty, S.C., pitched a complete game last week that helped NGU pick up a series win over Mount Olive. In his nine innings of action, Burgess let up seven hits with three earned runs and one walk. However, the right-hander punched out 12 batters to pace the Crusaders to the 7-3 win over the Trojans.

Burgess is 9-1 on the season with 54 strikeouts and a 3.05 ERA. His nine wins rank first in Conference Carolinas, while his ERA and strikeout totals are sixth and 10th in the league, respectively. This marks his first POTW honor and North Greenville's fourth overall of the season. 


Also nominated for Baseball Player of the Week: J.P. Castaneda (King) & Thomas Yoder (Belmont Abbey)

Also nominated for Baseball Pitcher of the Week: Grant Boyd (King), Anders DeShields (Limestone), Trent Fennell (Barton) & Griffin Baker (Belmont Abbey)

2018 Baseball Players of the Week

Week One (Feb. 6) - JT Stone (Mount Olive)
Week Two (Feb. 13) - Connor Grant (North Greenville)
Week Three (Feb. 20) - Colin Rosenbaum (Belmont Abbey)
Week Four (Feb. 27) - Luke Cureton (Belmont Abbey)
Week Five (Mar. 6) - Jeffrey Chandler (North Greenville)
Week Six (Mar. 13) - Jeffrey Chandler (North Greenville)
Week Seven (Mar. 20) - Josh Genthe (Belmont Abbey)
Week Eight (Mar. 27) - Matt Orth (Limestone)
Week Nine (Apr. 3) - Tony Valdes (King)
Week 10 (Apr. 10) - Chase Allen (Limestone)

2018 Baseball Pitchers of the Week
Week One (Feb. 6) - Octavio Mirabal (King)
Week Two (Feb. 13) - Octavio Mirabal (King)
Week Three (Feb. 20) - Octavio Mirabal (King)
Week Four (Feb. 27) - Jeff Thompson (Belmont Abbey)
Week Five (Mar. 6) - Michael Carpin (Erskine)
Week Six (Mar. 13) - Trent Fennell (Barton)
Week Seven (Mar. 20) - Brighton Hudson (Mount Olive)
Week Eight (Mar. 27) - Robert Bamford (Limestone)
Week Nine (Apr. 3) - Grant Boyd (King)
Week 10 (Apr. 10) - Tucker Burgess (North Greenville)