Baseball Players of the Week: April 2
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Marshawn Taylor of Grambling State and Dalton Wilder of Alabama State have been named the Southwestern Athletic Conference baseball pitcher and hitter of the week for their performances over the past week of the regular season.
Hitter of the Week
Marshawn Taylor (Grambling State)
SS - 5-10 - Sr. - Chicago, Ill.
Taylor batted .647, with a .700 on-base percentage and a .706 slugging percentage. He went 11-for-17 at the plate with eight runs scored and seven RBIs. Taylor had one double, two walks and stolen bases as the Tigers went 3-1 last week, including taking two of three from Texas Southern.In the weekend series against Texas Southern, Taylor batted .692, with a .733 on-base percentage and a .692 slugging percentage. He went 9-for-13, with seven runs scored and three RBIs. Defensively, recorded 10 assists and five putouts
Pitcher of the Week
Dalton Wilder (Alabama State)
P - 6-1 - Fr. - Smith, Ala.
Wilder took a no-hitter into the eighth inning before giving up a base hit with one out in the inning in a 2-0 victory over Mississippi Valley State Friday afternoon. The freshman finished with a career-high 8.2 innings pitched, allowing just two hits to the Delta Devils in the conference opener. He allowed four walks, while striking out a career-high 13. He sat down 20 consecutive batters at one point in the game before the first hit.