theGAC BASEBALL WEEKLY AWARD WINNERS (APRIL 17)

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RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. – The Great American Conference announced the Baseball award winners for the 11th week of the 2023 season. Arkansas-Monticello’s Alex Austin and Ouachita Baptist’s Dustin Bermudez shared Player of the Week while Henderson State’s Andrew Howard claimed Pitcher of the Week.

theGAC BASEBALL CO-PLAYER OF THE WEEK – Alex Austin, Arkansas-Monticello, RF, Jr., Collinsville, Oklahoma


Austin led the Weevils in a three-game sweep of Northwestern Oklahoma State as he went 3-for-7 with three home runs against the Rangers. In the opener, he hit two home runs - including a third-inning grand slam - and drove in six in a 17-2 win. In game two, he hit a game-tying home run in a game the Weevils eventually won 6-5.

theGAC BASEBALL CO-PLAYER OF THE WEEK – Dustin Bermudez, Ouachita Baptist, SS, Jr., Chandler, Arizona


Bermudez contributed at the plate and on the mound as the Tigers went 4-1. He tallied four multi-RBI games and totaled nine on the week. He homered and tripled on Tuesday against Henderson State and hit home runs in the first two games against Oklahoma Baptist. In relief, he notched his eighth save of the season after striking out five in 3.0 scoreless innings on Saturday.

theGAC BASEBALL PITCHER OF THE WEEK – Andrew Howard, Henderson State, SP, Jr., North Little Rock, Arkansas


Howard improved to 5-3 as he threw his second complete-game shutout of the season. He limited Southern Nazarene to only three hits in an 8-0 win on Friday. He struck out a season-high eight batters and walked only three in the 96-pitch outing. He held the Crimson Storm to a .125 average.

OTHERS NOMINATED

Cooper Newsom, SS (Harding), Keaton Ranallo, OF (Arkansas Tech), Chris Sutton, 2B (Southern Arkansas), Cade Tucker, UT
(Henderson State)

Jeremy Adorno, SP (Southern Arkansas), John Gray, SP (Arkansas Tech), Maddox Long, SP (Harding), Jonathan Weiss, RP
(Ouachita Baptist)

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