Cannon, Davenport Earn Weekly Baseball Awards

first_imgThe Bearkats (23-8, 11-1 SLC) host Baylor tomorrow at 6:30 p.m. CT on ESPN3 before traveling to UT Arlington on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. They return home this weekend to host a three-game series against Stephen F. Austin (11-20, 4-8 SLC) beginning Friday at 6:30 p.m. on ESPN3. Pitcher of the Week: Cody Davenport, Central Arkansas – Jr. – RHP – Fayetteville, Ark.Davenport tossed a complete-game one-hit shutout with seven strikeouts and zero walks to give the Bears the final win of the series against Houston Baptist. He had two strikeouts in the top of the ninth to seal the game while holding HBU to a .036 batting average. It was UCA’s first time throwing a one-hit game since 2014. The Bears (18-13, 10-5 SLC) faces Arkansas-Pine Bluff on the road tomorrow at 3 p.m. before hosting UT Martin for a three-game nonconference series starting Friday at 6 p.m. Hitter of the Week: Jordan Cannon, Sam Houston State – Jr. – C – Centerville, TexasCannon played a big role in the Bearkats’ 4-1 road record last week, including the team’s fourth straight league series to stay atop the Southland standings. He drove in nine runs in the four games while catching every inning of every game, including 16 innings over the course of two games on Sunday at Nicholls. After a hitless first three at-bats at Rice, Cannon connected on a game-tying three-run homer in the eighth before driving in two more runs on a double in the ninth, capping a career-best five-RBI night in the 14-9 win over the Owls. He then had a hit and scored a run in the series opener versus Nicholls. In game two, he hit safely twice and drove in three runs before hitting his sixth homer of the season in the series finale. 2018 Southland Baseball Week 9 Notes (PDF)FRISCO, Texas – Sam Houston State junior Jordan Cannon and Central Arkansas junior Cody Davenport are the Southland Conference Baseball Players of the Week, the league announced Monday. Southland Players of the Week are presented by Honorable Mention: Matthew McCollough, Houston Baptist, Luke Taggart, UIW. Honorable Mention: Kwan Adkins, Northwestern State; Matt Heck, Houston Baptist. This is UCA’s second Pitcher of the Week award in 2018 after Tyler Gray earned the honor on March 13. Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athletes is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on 25 percent of ballots.last_img