College of Charleston baseball garnered two weekly honors from the Colonial Athletic Association on Tuesday.
Sophomore Blake Butler was named CAA Player of the Week, while freshman Bailey Ober was named CAA Rookie of the Week.
Butler batted .556 (10-18) with a double, five runs scored and three RBIs in College of Charleston's 4-0 week. The sophomore has reached base in 11 consecutive games and had a .579 on-base percentage last week as the Cougars extended their winning streak to nine games.
Ober surrendered just three hits over 8.0 shutout innings in College of Charleston's 7-0 victory over Marist on Sunday. The freshman struck out 10 and didn't issue a walk. For the season, Ober is 3-0 with a 1.50 ERA and has 18 strikeouts with no walks.
Sophomore pitcher Valerie Cassell was named the CAA's Pitcher of the Week, becoming the first College of Charleston softball player to earn weekly honors.
Cassell opened the week by tossing her first career no-hitter against South Carolina State on to spring the Cougars on a seven-game winning streak.
Cassell also pitched effectively against Southern Illinois-Edwardsville and Princeton to aid the Cougars in a sweep of the UCF Holiday Inn Tournament in Orlando, Fla. She finished the week 2-0 with a 1.14 ERA to go along with 15 strikeouts and just two earned runs allowed in 12.1 innings pitched.
Charleston Southern fired a team-305, the Buccaneers' best round of the tournament by 11 strokes, to run away with the Oak Point flight of the 2014 Kiawah Intercollegiate on Tuesday at the Oak Point Course on Kiawah Island.
The title is third straight for the Bucs in the Oak Point flight at Kiawah. CSU won by 19 strokes after entering the day trailing by two.
The Bucs finished in a tie for 17th with a total of 940.
No. 37 Kent State won the event with a 298 (+10) on Tuesday at Cougar Point, edging out Penn State by five strokes in the final round and 14 overall.
Eraina Manor fired a 26-over 242 and finished in a three-way tie for 105th while leading The Citadel golf team to 33rd place showing at the Kiawah Island Golf Resort.
The Citadel posted a 1020 (+156) on the tournament.
The College of Charleston men's golf team finished 11th at the USF Invitational at the Jovita Golf & Country Club in Dade City, Fla., by turning in a day-three 280 (-8) for a five-under-par 859 aggregate score.
Of the 10 teams who finished ahead of the Cougars, eight are ranked in the top 37, including No. 20 Florida State which claimed the tournament crown with a 41-under 823.
Senior Alex Ellis led the Cougars with a score of 213 (-3) which tied him for 22nd individually.
Charleston Southern's Alia Nour was selected as the Big South Conference Choice Hotels Women's Tennis Player of the Week, while teammate Nicolin Luecke was named the Crons Brand Freshman of the Week.
Nour posted a 3-1 record last week, helping CSU to a win over Columbia and a league victory over Liberty. Luecke also went 3-1 last week against Columbia and Liberty.
CSU Firefighter Night
Charleston Southern will host CSU Firefighter Appreciation Night on Friday when the Buccaneer baseball team host the University of Toledo. First pitch is at 6 p.m.
All firefighters and their families will receive free admission with appropriate ID or badge. A moment of silence will be held before the game for the two Toledo, Ohio, firefighters who lost their lives while battling a fire in January.
The North Charleston Fire Department (Deer Park Station) will be in attendance with its fire truck stationed outside CSU Ballpark The Color Guard from the North Charleston Fire Department will be presenting the colors for the game.
For more information, contact Jennifer Wilson at 843-863-7671.
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