Bethune-Cookman sophomore Anthony Stokes earned Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Player of the Week honors in baseball, the conference announced on Monday. Teammate Rayan Gonzalez was named the Pitcher of the Week, while Juan Pizarro earned Rookie of the Week accolades for the second consecutive week.
Stokes (1B/DH/P, 6-3, So., 230, Chesapeake, Va.) hit .524 with 11 hits in 21 appearances to lead the Wildcats to a 6-0 mark last week. He tallied three home runs, two doubles and 11 RBI and defensively added 39 putouts and one assist. Stokes also earned a win on the mound as a reliever in a 6-4 victory against Harvard.
Gonzalez (P, 6-4, Sr., 210, Arecibo, Puerto Rico) allowed four hits and two walks to earn a 0.00 ERA in a 3-0 conference win against North Carolina Central. The senior struck out eight of 26 batters in seven innings. He also extended his win streak to 4-0 this season.
Pizarro (P/2B, 6-1, Fr., 195, Bayamon, Puerto Rico) batted .333 (6-of-18) with one triple and six RBI to aid the Wildcats to a 6-0 record, including 3-0 mark in conference play last week. Pizarro stole one base, and added three putouts and 13 assists in a defensive effort. He also took to the mound and recorded a 0.00 ERA, striking out three of 16 batters in four innings.
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