Josh Cryer Tyler Watkins
Hitter of the Week - Junior C/3B Josh CryerFor the second week in a row Josh Cryer has been named Hitter of the Week, as he once again hit safely in all four games helping the Lions to a 3-1 week. Cryer extending his hitting streak to nine games. He hit .357 for the week with a grand slam, 7 RBI, 4 runs scored, 3 BB, and a HBP. The junior from Leesville, LA ignited the Lions past Nicholls State on Saturday with a with his 3rd inning grand slam in the 9-4 victory, finishing the day 2-3 with 4 RBI, and a run scored.
Pitcher of the Week - Junior RHP Tyler Watkins
Pitching in his first relief appearances of the season, Tyler Watkins earned a save and a win, helping the Lions to a 3-1 week. Watkins finished the week with 3 appearances and surrendered no runs on 2 hits and struck out 7 in 9.2 innings of work. The Petal, MS native entered the Southern game in the 6th inning and pitched three scoreless innings giving up no hits and striking out 3. Watkins highlighted his week by pitching 5.2 innings of relief against Nicholls State in Sunday’s 13-5 win, where he gave up no runs on 1 hit with 4 strike outs earning the win.