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Cavs Sweep Weekly Baseball Awards

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- UVa-Wise's Brian King is the Mid-South Conference Baseball Player of the Week and teammate Ryan Crosby is the MSC Pitcher of the Week, conference officials announced on Monday.

King and Crosby each earn their first conference player of the week honor of the season.

King had 10 hits in his 14 at bats last week for a .714 batting average to earn the conference's player of the week honor.
The Chantilly, Va., junior, added a home run and seven RBIs while helping the Cavaliers win three out of four games from West Virginia University Tech over the weekend.

King opened the four-game series with a 4-for-4 performance, including a home run and three RBIs in a 5-2 win. He added a three-hit and two-hit game later in the series. King finished the week with three runs, three doubles and a triple while amassing a 1.286 slugging percentage.

This season, King is batting .293 with four home runs -- which is tied for seventh in the MSC -- and 23 RBIs. His 11 doubles are the ninth most in the conference this season.

Crosby pitched a complete-game shutout in the Cavaliers' 3-0 win over the Golden Bears to earn the conference's top weekly pitching honor.

The Warrenton, Va., senior struck out 13 batters for nearly an average of two strikeouts per inning. Crosby surrendered just three hits and a pair of walks en route to his fifth complete game of the season.
With his 13 strikeouts, Crosby moves within eight strikeouts of the Cavaliers' single season record.

Crosby is 6-3 this season with a 2.28 ERA -- seventh best in the MSC. He leads the conference in strikeouts (81) and strikeouts per nine innings (12.3) -- which ranks seventh in the NAIA.

UVa-Wise is 16-21 overall this season and 4-10 in the MSC.


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