The College Baseball Foundation has placed Presbyterian College’s Chris Veach, an infielder-pitcher, on its watch list for the John Olerud 2-Way Player of the Year Award.
The list consists of 17 players from across the country.
Veach leads the Blue Hose with a .381 batting average through 15 games as he has recorded at least 1 hit in 14 of those 15 games. He has scored a team-high 11 runs to go along with 5 doubles, 1 home run and 4 runs driven in, with a .508 slugging percentage and a .409 on-base percentage.
He has only struck out 3 times in 63 at-bats.
On the mound, the Chapin native has made 6 appearances allowing just 2 earned runs in 10 innings. He has totaled 9 strikeouts and a pair of saves.
The award is named for former Washington State University and major league standout John Olerud, who achieved success both as a first baseman and left-handed pitcher during the late 1980s.
Freshman infielder Kaitlyn Tucker has been named the Big South Conference softball freshman of the week for games played March 29-April 4.
Tucker had at least 1 hit in each of PC’s three games last week at Gardner-Webb, and for the series went 4-for-7 (.571) and added four walks for a .727 on-base percentage.
The Oakboro, N.C., native is seventh in the Big South in batting average at .349 and third in on-base percentage at .500. In conference games, the freshman’s .435 average is fourth, while her .552 on-base percentage ranks second.
Sophomore midfielder Abby Edmisten is the Big South’s lacrosse offensive player of the week.
Edmisten, from Milton, Ga. scored 9 goals and handed out an assist in Presbyterian College's two matches last week.
After she netted 5 goals in a setback to Wofford, she scored 4 times on 5 shots in PC's 12-11 road triumph at Longwood on Saturday. The win marked the Blue Hose's first conference victory since 2017.