CENTERVILLE, Mass. – The Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) announced its players of the week for the week ending April 13 and Gallaudet University senior pitcher Brandon Holsworth (Beal City, Mich.) was named the Division III Upstate Co-Pitcher of the Week. This is Gallaudet's third ECAC honors this season and the second straight week for Holsworth. Holsworth was named North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) Pitcher of the Week on Monday for the fourth time this season.
Holsworth tossed eight innings of shutout ball during a 13-0 conference win over SUNY Institute of Technology last Sunday, giving up just four hits – all singles – while striking out seven batters to help the Bison win the three-game series, 2-1, over the Wildcats.
Holsworth remains as the conference leader in both wins (seven) and strikeouts (56) for the Bison, who improved to 7-2 in NEAC play and 19-10 overall on the season.
Holsworth shares the Co-Pitcher of the Week honor with SUNY Oswego's junior pitcher Brendyn Karinchak.
This is Holsworth's third ECAC career honor, as he was named ECAC Upstate Pitcher of the Week (04/08/14) and South Pitcher of the Week last season (04/30/13). Senior catcher Casey Hicks (Henderson, Nev.) was ECAC Division III Upstate Player of the Week last week with Holsworth.
About the ECAC
The ECAC is the nation's largest athletic and the only multi-divisional conference in the country with approximately 300 Division I, II, and III colleges and universities. The ECAC stretches from Maine to North Carolina and westerly to Illinois. Established in 1938, the ECAC, a non-profit service organization, sponsors nearly 100 championships in 37 men's and women's sports and assigns more than 4,400 officials in 12 sports. The ECAC also administers nine affiliate sports organizations and six playing leagues, and through the public relations arm of the conference, more than 2,000 student-athletes are recognized annually. Finally, the ECAC serves as the primary conference for select members in the sports of men's ice hockey, women's ice hockey, and men's lacrosse. For more information about the ECAC please visit its website www.ecac.org.