HBCU Round-Up: SWAC Baseball Players of the Week: March 21

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Cody Den Beste of Prairie View A&M and Brandon Marsonek of Alabama A&M have been named the Southwestern Athletic Conference baseball hitter and pitcher of the week for their performances from March 15-20.

Hitter of the Week

Cody Den Beste (Prairie View A&M)

Sr., | OF | 6-0 | Wilmington, Ca.

Den Beste compiled a .500 average (10-for-20), 4 R, 2 doubles, 1 tripple, 1 home run and 8 RBIs this week. Den Beste was also 3 for 3 on steal sttempts, and had a .850 SLG% in five games last week. The senior tallied a hit in all five contests, including three multi-hit games (one two-hit game, two three-hit games) and four multi-RBI Games (four 2 RBI games).

Pitcher of the Week

Brandon Marsonek (Alabama A&M)

Sr. | LHP | 5-8 | Pittsburgh, Pa.

In four relief appearances last week (Eastern Kentucky and MVSU) Marsonek threw 9 innings, tallied 14 strikeouts, and allowed 4 hits and just one 1 earned run. Marsonek also earned 1 save. His 16 total appearances lead the nation and he is the SWAC leader in strikeouts (14th nationally) with 43.