PAWTUCKET, R.I. – Garrett Moran and Davis Mikell of the Castleton University baseball team earned Little East Conference Baseball Pitcher of the Week and Player of the Week, respectively, for the week ending Feb. 24.
Leading the Spartans to a 3-2 opening-day win against Whitworth University, Moran tossed five innings of two-run ball. Following a tough first inning, the junior hurler bounced back with four consecutive scoreless frames.
During the aforementioned four-inning stretch, Moran allowed just two hits, recorded two 1-2-3 frames and struck out four. He proceeded to strike out six opposing hitters and allow four total hits.
Taking the mound in relief in the win against Whitworth, Mikell earned a three-out save, keeping the Pirates off of the board in the ninth inning. Over the course of the weekend, Mikell worked out of a two-out jam by coming on to get the final out of the inning.
At the plate, Mikell powered his way to a .364 batting average and .364/.462/.636 slash line through Castleton's first three games of the season. He has also collected four hits and three RBI in 11 at-bats. During the Spartans 6-5 loss to Occidental on Sunday, Mikell came up with Castleton trailing 5-4 in the bottom of the sixth. The junior went with the second pitch of the at-bat and mashed it to deep left-center field to knot the contest at 5-all.
Castleton baseball returns to action at 2:30 p.m. PDT as it heads to face Pomona-Pitzer College. Follow live at castletonsports.com.
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