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April 16, 2012

GU’s Brandon Holsworth named NEAC Pitcher of the Week

GANSEVOORT, N.Y. – The North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) announced its student-athlete of the week awards for April 15, and Gallaudet University freshman Brandon Holsworth (Beal City, Mich.) was selected as the NEAC West Baseball Pitching Student-Athlete of the week.

Holsworth (4-4) went a perfect a 2-0 last week as the Bison finished the week 4-1 and set the new school record for wins in a season (18). The freshman pitcher registered a team best 1.93 ERA in his two outings with seven strikeouts over nine innings pitcher. Holsworth pitched a complete game against Cazenovia College on April 14 where he surrendered just two earned runs and struck out four.

This award gives Gallaudet baseball five NEAC West Baseball Student-Athlete of the Week awards for the season. Senior pitcher Ryan Hastings (Cherry Valley, Mass.) was named the NEAC Baseball Pitching Student-Athlete of the Week on March 5 while freshman pitcher Marcus Smith (Baltimore, Md.) has won the award twice on March 19 and April 9. Sophomore outfielder William Bissell (Brewer, Maine) won the NEAC West Baseball Student-Athlete of the Week on March 19.

GU will host Penn St.-Harrisburg on Wednesday, April 18, in the final home regular-season game for the Bison at 1 p.m.

About the NEAC/NAC
Beginning with the 2010 season, North Atlantic Conference (NAC) members Castleton, Colby-Sawyer, Husson, Lyndon State, Maine-Farmington, New England College and Thomas will play in the North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) as associate members in the East Division.  The West Division will consist of NEAC members Cazenovia, Gallaudet, Keuka, Lancaster Bible, Penn State Abington, Penn State Berks, Penn State Harrisburg and SUNY Institute of Technology.  Each division will hold a championship and the two divisional champions will meet for a three-game series to determine the conference champion. The conference winner will earn an automatic bid to the NCAA Division III Championships.  The partnership will end following the 2012 season.