By Mike Lehman, TTU Sports Information Coordinator
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – One of the most consistent players on the Golden Eagles all year, junior Dylan Bosheers grabbed league recognition for his brilliant play, earning adidas® OVC Co-Player of the Week honors Monday afternoon, the first such honor of his career.
In four Tech victories last week Bosheers hit .533 (8-for-15) with eight runs scored, a double, two home runs, six RBI, a .550 on-base percentage and a 1.000 slugging percentage. His two-run home run in Saturday's game proved to be the game-winning runs as Tech topped Jacksonville State 11-8 to complete a three-game sweep. He started the JSU series by going 3-for-4 with a home run and three runs scored and was 2-for-4 with a double and two runs scored in the middle game of the series.
A shortstop from Lawrenceville, Tenn., Bosheers has been one of the best overall players in the OVC all season, currently ranking in the top five in batting average (.373), slugging percentage (.615), on base percentage (.454), runs (50), hits (60), RBI (38), doubles (13), home runs (8), total bases (99), sac flies (6), and assists (123).
Here's a look at the rest of the awards in the OVC this week:
CO-PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Matt Tellor, 1B • Sr., 6-5, 210 • Sarasota, Fla. • Southeast Missouri
In four games last week Tellor hit .455 (7-for-11) with seven runs scored, a double, two home runs, seven RBI and a 1.091 slugging percentage. He started the week with two sacrifice flies in a non-conference win at Saint Louis. He followed that by scoring three runs in the first game of the Eastern Illinois series, also blasting a home run. Tellor was 2-for-3 with a home run and four RBI in game two against the Panthers and capped the week with a 2-for-4 performance. The senior has now reached base safely in 17-straight games.
Others Nominated: P.J. Torres, Austin Peay; Drew Ferguson, Belmont; Brant Valach, Eastern Illinois; Bryan Soloman, Eastern Kentucky; Ryan Sebra, Jacksonville State; Brandon Rawe, Morehead State; Taylor Mathews, Murray State; Taylor Douglas, UT Martin.
PITCHER OF THE WEEK
Alex Robles, RHP • Fr., 5-10, 197 • Tucson, Ariz. • Austin Peay
Robles became the first Austin Peay pitcher to throw a complete game one-hitter since 1997 (Craig Smith) when he blanked Belmont 3-0 on Thursday night. The freshman retired the first seven batters he faced before allowing a bloop single in the third inning. Robles would allow walks in the fourth and sixth innings but finished the game by retiring the final 11 batters he faced. Robles struck out a season-best nine batters and threw 117 total pitches in winning his third-straight decision and improving to 5-2 on the season. It was the first one-hitter for APSU since 1991. Robles also had a single as a hitter in the game, matching the Bruins total output by himself.
Others Nominated: Chase Cunningham, Belmont; Joe Greenfield, Eastern Illinois; Luke Humphreys, Morehead State; Brock Downey, Murray State; Alex Winkelman, Southeast Missouri; Ryan Daniels, SIUE; Evan Fraliex, Tennessee Tech.