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SPARTANBURG, S.C. – UNCG left fielder Cody Walker(Grimsley High School) has been named the Southern Conference Baseball Player of the Week while teammate Warren Slack(Southwest Guilford High School), a right-hander pitcher, has been selected as the league’s Pitcher of the Week for all games from May 9-15.
Walker hit 8-for-16 last week to lead the Spartans to a perfect 4-0 week, including a weekend sweep of The Citadel. The senior from Greensboro recorded a hit in all four games and is currently riding an 11-game hitting streak, the best on the team this season, as UNCG has won 12 of its last 13 games.
He began the week with a 2-for-5 performance at High Point with a double, walk, RBI and run scored. His impressive performance continued over the weekend when he went a combined 6-for-11 at the plate with three doubles, three RBIs and three runs scored. On Senior Day Sunday, Walker had three hits, including a game-tying RBI single in the bottom of the ninth.
Slack was 1-0 in two appearances last week. He came on in relief on Tuesday in the ninth inning to close out UNCG’s 12-4 win over High Point with one strikeout in an inning of work.
The senior from High Point, N.C., came back on Friday to make the final home start of his career. Slack, who currently leads all active SoCon pitchers with 242 career strikeouts, fanned a career-high 12 batters while limiting The Citadel to one run on five hits in 6 1/3 innings on the mound.
The Spartans will return to action in their final regular-season series at Wofford beginning on Friday at 7 p.m.