Sphon, Moorer earn KIAC Baseball Pitcher & Player of the Week awards
March 24, 2015 at 11:55 p.m. ET
Nate Sphon is the KIAC Pitcher of the Week March 16-22. File Photo by Lyddia Ankrom.
PITTSBURGH -- Point Park University senior pitcher Nate Sphon and junior center fielder Demetrius Moorer were named on Monday (March 23) the KIAC Baseball Pitcher of the Week and Player of the Week, respectively.
Sphon and Moorer earned the KIAC weekly honors for their performances the week of March 16-22, which had No. 23 Point Park go 5-0 with a win over PSU-Greater Allegheny and a four-game, KIAC sweep at Asbury (Ky.).
Sphon got the starting pitching nod in the first game at Asbury March 20, the conference opener for the season. The senior lefty from Greensburg, Pa., responded with his second shutout of his career. He blanked Asbury on four hits, struck out five and walked three.
Sphon improved to 3-1 with a 1.13 ERA in four starts on the year. He has two complete games, 17 strikeouts and eight walks. Opponents are hitting .214 off of him. Sphon is now 18-10 in his career as a four-year starter.
Sphon is 12th in the NAIA in total runs allowed (4) and 14th nationally in total earned runs allowed (3) in four games.
Moorer picked up his second KIAC Player of the Week honor with another strong week. The junior from Homestead, Fla., hit .474 (9 for 19) in five games with five of the nine hits going for extra bases.
The Pioneers lead-off hitter, Moorer had three doubles, a triple, a home run and five RBIs. He was also 3 for 4 on stolen bases and scored seven runs.
For the year, Moorer is hitting .393 (25 for 63). He already has 12 extra-base hits with six doubles, five triples and a homer in 19 games. He is slugging .698, and his on-base average is .486. On the base paths, he is 13 for 15 in stolen bases.
Moorer ranks third in the nation in triples per game and 16th nationally in stolen bases per game.
The Pioneers return to action Friday for the start of a KIAC series at Alice Lloyd (Ky.). Follow the Pioneers on Twitter @PointParkSports