KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Cameron Duckworth of Montreat (N.C.) has been selected as the NAIA Baseball Player of the Week while Sean Teague of Southern Polytechnic State (Ga.) was awarded the NAIA Baseball Pitcher of the Week, for the week of April 20-26. This award is the final Player of the Week for the 2009 season.
Duckworth, a 6-3 junior leftfielder/first baseman from Asheville, N.C., broke the school’s single-season record for home runs during a 7-0 week for Montreat. With eight homers during the week, Cameron now stands with 24 on the season. He had back-to-back games with multi-homers and had a 3-for-3 game against Southern Virginia. He had five games with two or more hits.
In seven games last week, he batted 12-for-22 (.545) with a 1.727 slugging percentage. He knocked eight homers, drove in 19 runs, scored 14 times and was 3-for-3 on stolen base attempts, including a steal of home.
In national statistics, Cameron is third in home runs/game (0.522), ninth in slugging percentage (.925) and 19th in total bases/game (2.96).
Teague, a 6-1 senior from Riverside, Calif., tossed a complete nine-inning perfect game at Reinhardt (Ga.) last week. With 100 pitches, Sean whiffed 12 batters and improved to 6-0 on the year. He now has compiled a 1.27 ERA in 49 2/3 innings. He is part of a staff to rank second nationally in ERA (3.22).
Other Player of the Week Nominees:
Lake Eiland, Belhaven (Miss.); Bart White, Lambuth (Tenn.); Justin Coats, Northwood (Texas); Phillip Sims, Trinity International (Ill.); Ryan Stovall, Thomas (Ga.); Keegan McCamment, Indiana Tech; Brandon Newton, Lindenwood (Mo.); Dave Angle, Point Park (Penn.); Andrew Drummond, Huntington (Ind.); Nick Polston, Warner (Fla.); Clark Johnson, Hannibal-LaGrange (Mo.); Jeff Gauley, St. Ambrose (Iowa); Mike Ronnie, Minot State (N.D.); Leo Alvarez, Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.); Louie Templeton, Bellevue (Neb.); Alex Hall, Kansas Wesleyan; Chase Roten, Southern Nazarene (Okla.); Julian Alvarez, Lee (Tenn.); Jimmy Mittleberger, Concordia (Calif.); Ryson Mauricio, Oregon Tech; Matt Eversole, Berea (Ky.); Zach Lambrechts, Mount Marty (S.D.)
Other Pitcher of the Week Nominees:
Todd Jeffress, Wayland Baptist (Texas); Joey Evans, Texas Wesleyan; Craig Westcott, Belhaven (Miss.); Thomas Coble, Culver-Stockton (Mo.); Wade Morrison, Morningside (Iowa); Eddie Anderson, Savannah College of Art & Design (Ga.); Nolan Martz, McKendree (Ill.); Justin Crowell, Tennessee Wesleyan; Adam Boudler, Malone (Ohio); Nick Salahub, Lyon (Ark.); Ryan Bodell, Minot State (N.D.); Brandon Mathes, Kansas Wesleyan; Luis Castillo, Bellevue (Neb.); Timothy Crabbe, Westmont (Calif.); Micah Spencer, Wiliam Penn (Iowa); Tony Hoolehan, Purdue-North Central (Ind.); Ben Rue, Concordia (Ore.); Tucker Gernhard, Davenport (Mich.); Bart Schnur, Saint Francis (Ind.)
Pitcher of the Week – Brandon Kvistad (St. Francis (Ill.))
Player of the Week – Johnathon Keck (Bethel (Tenn.))
Pitcher of the Week – Craig Westcott (Belhaven (Miss.))
Player of the Week – Zane Williams (Houston-Victoria (Texas))
Pitcher of the Week – Joshua Worrell (Indiana Wesleyan)
Player of the Week – Austin Goolsby (Embry-Riddle (Fla.))
Pitcher of the Week – Derek Thompson (William Carey (Miss.))
Player of the Week – Tyler Delaney (Maine-Presque Isle)
Pitcher of the Week – Wesley Griggs (Trevecca Nazarene (Tenn.))
Player of the Week – Andrew Brouillette (Louisiana State-Shreveport)
Pitcher of the Week – Garret Jones (Montreat (N.C.))
Player of the Week – Brice Cutspec (Azusa Pacific (Calif.))
Pitcher of the Week – Sean Teague (Southern Polytechnic (Ga.))
Player of the Week – Cameron Duckworth (Montreat (N.C.))