March 9, 2022 SWAC Baseball Weekly Player Honourees

Courtesy of the Southwestern Athletic Conference

The Southwestern Athletic Conference has tabbed Texas Southern’s Gabe Vasquez and Bethune-Cookman’s Nolan Santos for SWAC Baseball Weekly Honors for their outstanding performances during this past week of non-conference play.

Hitter of the WeekGabe Vasquez, Texas Southern University

Vasquez batted .556 (10-of-18) in four games with 8 RBIs. He finished the week with 10 hits, five runs, four doubles, three triples and a home run. Vasquez had a 1.278 slugging percentage with his best outing a 4-for-6 performance with three runs and six RBIs versus Sam Houston State on Saturday.

Pitcher of the WeekNolan Santos, Bethune-Cookman University

Santos led the Wildcats to their third win in a row Saturday night with eight dominant innings against Stetson. He allowed no earned runs while giving up just two hits and no walks with 11 strikeouts. His performance led B-CU to its first shutout of nearby Stetson in the history of the two programs – the two teams had met exactly 100 times previously.

About the SWAC
The Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) is considered one of the premier HBCU conferences in the country and currently ranks among the elite in the nation in terms of HBCU alumni playing with professional sports teams.

Current championship competition offered by the league includes competition for men in Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Indoor Track and Field, Outdoor Track and Field and Tennis.

Women’s competition is offered in the sports of Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Golf, Indoor Track and Field, Outdoor Track and Field, Soccer, Softball, Tennis and Volleyball.

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