Clemson junior Kyle Parker was named the Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Week, while Miami junior left-hander Chris Hernandez received the league's Pitcher of the Week honor.
Parker went 10-for-16 (.625) with five doubles, one homer, seven RBIs, seven runs, five walks, one hit-by-pitch, a 1.125 slugging percentage, and a .727 on-base percentage in leading Clemson to a 4-0 record last week. The Jacksonville, Fla., outfielder/first baseman totaled at least one run, one hit, one RBI, one extra-base hit, and one walk in each of the four games and had three three-hit games.
Parker's biggest hit of the week came on Sunday at Maryland, when he hit a three-run homer with two outs in the sixth inning to give Clemson a 7-5 lead.
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Third baseman Matt Leeds, was named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District III First Team last week. The honor is voted on by members of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) whose schools are in the region.
Leeds, an economics major with a 3.89 GPA, leads the Cougars with 17 home runs and 63 RBIs. The sophomore from Boca Raton, Fla., is batting .341 with a team-best .751 slugging percentage.
His 17 home runs is tops in the Southern Conference and places him sixth in the nation, and he ranks fifth nationally in RBIs.
Games times have been set for the NCAA Division II Southeast Regional, which will be hosted by Francis Marion in Florence, Thursday through Sunday. The six-team, double-elimination tournament will be played on FMU's Clifford S. Cormell Field.
The Patriots (38-12), ranked sixth in this week's Top 30 poll and the tournament's top seed, will play sixth-seeded and 17th-ranked Erskine College (40-15) in Thursday's final contest at 7 p.m. Also on Thursday, third-seeded and ninth-ranked Georgia College & State University (35-15) will face fourth-seeded and eighth-ranked Mount Olive College (40-9) at 11 a.m. and second-seeded and fourth-ranked Columbus State University (42-10) will meet fifth-seeded and 25th-ranked Catawba College (40-11) at 3 p.m.
Game times on Friday will also be at 11 a.m., 3 p.m., and 7 p.m.
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