CHARLOTTE, N.C. --- Presbyterian College centerfielder Zacchaeus Rasberry (LaGrange, N.C.) was named Big South Player of the Week for games played May 13-18, as announced by the conference office on Sunday. The honor comes a day after Rasberry set the Blue Hose single-season D1 record for stolen bases. His season total of 22 included three in Saturday’s 15-6 victory over Charleston Southern.
Rasberry paced the Blue Hose in the final week of the regular season with three multi-hit games, including a three hit day vs. Georgia State on May 14. The Blue Hose centerfielder led Presbyterian with a .500 average for the week (8-for-16) which included three doubles and a home run. Rasberry matched the team lead for home runs with his seventh on Friday night. Rasberry added two hits in the season finale 15-6 win over CSU. His base thefts in Saturday’s win enable him to be the first Blue Hose to rack up 20 SB in a season in the D1 era.
Rasberry is the first Blue Hose to earn Big South player of the week honors since AJ Priaulx earned the honor March 12, 2018
Rasberry is the fifth Blue Hose to earn Big South player of the week honors during the 2019 season. Earlier this season, Reagan Fowler and Eric Miles each earned Starting Pitcher of the Week. Ashby Smith picked up a freshman honor and Austin Paradis earned reliever of the week.
Presbyterian now looks ahead to the 2019 Big South Conference Tournament on Wednesday as the Blue Hose will face Gardner-Webb at 4 p.m. in Fayetteville, N.C. at Segra Stadium.
Also nominated for Player of the Week: Matthew Barefoot (Campbell), Chris Clary (Gardner-Webb), Brady Pearre (High Point), JD Mundy (Radford), Carmine Pagano (UNC Asheville), Julian Rip (USC Upstate), Hunter Lipscomb (Winthrop)
Also nominated for Starting Pitcher of the Week: Jackson Dean (Presbyterian College), Michael Horrell (Campbell), Hunter Williams (Radford), Austin Fahr (UNC Asheville), Tre Van Der Weide (USC Upstate), Thad Harris (Winthrop)
Also nominated for Relief Pitcher of the Week: Seth Johnson (Campbell), RJ Petit (Charleston Southern), Jonny Vizcaino (High Point), Cameron Fritz (Radford), Caleb Matthews (USC Upstate)
Also nominated for Freshman of the Week: Ryan Chasse (Campbell), Brady Pearre (High Point), Bruce Hudson (Radford), Dominic Freeberger (UNC Asheville)