GANSEVOORT, N.Y. – The North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) announced its student-athlete of the week awards for March 25 and Gallaudet University sophomore Brandon Holsworth (Beal City, Mich.) was chosen for the second time this season as the NEAC Baseball Pitching Student-Athlete of the Week and junior William Bissell (Brewer, Maine) was selected as the NEAC Baseball Student-Athlete of the Week.
Holsworth went 1-1 in a pair of starts and a relief appearance, giving up three runs (two earned) on six hits across 14 innings where he struck out 13 batters. In the Bison's 1-0 extra-inning loss to No. 25 Washington & Jefferson, Holsworth struck out a season-high seven batters and allowed just one run to cross the plate in eight innings. Holsworth pitched six innings in the Bison's 17-3 win over Westfield State University, striking out six as he didn't allow a run to cross the plate.
Bissell was a co-player of the week as he shares the honor with Penn St.-Abington's Bill Parave. Bissell had the game-winning hit in the 11th inning against No. 23 Rowan University to score two runs and give the Bison the biggest win in team history. The win was the first for the Bison program over a nationally ranked team. Bissell went 4-for-4 against Rutgers-Camden and finished a double shy of a cycle. Bissell hit his second home run of the season, drove in four RBIs, scored three runs and swiped two bags. Bissell finished the week with a .429 batting average (9-for-21) with a double, a triple, a home run, six runs scored, 13 RBIs, two walks, and two stolen bases for the Bison.
This marks the third and fourth NEAC Student-Athlete of the Week honors for the Bison. Senior shortstop Tommy Barksdale (Brookeville, Md.) and Holsworth swept the baseball awards for the week of March 4.
GU will host Washington (Md.) College tomorrow (Tuesday, March 26) at 3:30 p.m. at Hoy Field.