Erskine's Yniesta and Barton's Shimmel Named Conference Carolinas Baseball Players of the Week

HIGH POINT, N.C. – Erskine College's Drew Yniesta was tabbed the Conference Carolinas Baseball Player of the Week, while Barton College's Colby Shimmel was tabbed the Conference Carolinas Baseball Pitcher of the Week for games played Feb. 4-10, the Conference announced today.

A sophomore from North Charleston, S.C., Yniesta tallied nine hits and a .500 average at the plate to lead Erskine to a 4-0 record last week, which included a three-game series sweep of West Liberty. Yniesta registered five extra-base hits (2 HR, 2 2B, 3B), drove in 11 RBI and scored eight runs. Yniesta's best performance was in the Fleet's 15-6 game three rout against West Liberty, as he went 4-for-5 with a homer, a triple, four RBI and three runs scored.

A junior from Windsor, Pa., Shimmel tossed a three-hit complete game shutout to lead the Bulldogs to a win over Nyack last week. In a 3-0 victory, Shimmel issued no walks and struck out seven batters in seven innings of work.

 

Also nominated for Baseball Player of the Week
Jarred Jones (Southern Wesleyan) - Batted .333 with three hits and six RBI in three games.
Marquise Lanier (Chowan) - Batted .444 with four hits and three RBI in three games.
Tony Valdes (King) - Batted .500 with five hits and four RBI in three games.
Jeremy Whitehead (North Greenville) - Batted .615 with eight hits and two RBI.
Colby Warren (Barton) - Batted .389 with seven hits and six RBI.
Ben Sneider (Belmont Abbey) - Batted .600 with nine hits and seven RBI.
Joe Mason (Mount Olive) - Batted .357 with five hits and 10 RBI.

Also nominated for Baseball Pitcher of the Week
Ryan Kirk (North Greenville) - Five innings pitched with four strikeouts and 0.00 ERA in one outing.
Alex Calvert (Erskine) - Five innings pitched with five strikeouts and 0.00 ERA in one outing.
Caleb Irwin (Mount Olive) - 1-0 record with 7.1 innings pitched with five strikeouts and 0.00 ERA in two outings.
Sam Luchansky (Belmont Abbey) - 1-0 record with seven innings pitched with four strikeouts and 0.00 ERA in one outing.
Ashton King (King) - 1-0 record with 6.2 innings pitched with eight strikeouts and 0.00 ERA in one outing.
Aaron Bennett (Southern Wesleyan) - 1-0 record with seven innings pitched with seven strikeouts and 1.29 ERA in one outing.
Josh Vincent (Chowan) - 1-0 record with seven innings pitched with nine strikeouts and 1.29 ERA in one outing.


2019 Baseball Players of the Week

Week One (Feb. 5) - Joe Mason (Mount Olive)
Week Two (Feb. 12) - Drew Yniesta (Erskine)

2019 Baseball Pitchers of the Week
Week One (Feb. 5) - Payton MacPherson (Limestone)
Week Two (Feb. 12) - Colby Shimmel (Barton)