LAFAYETTE – Cade Jones of Northwestern State and Cole Stapler of Nicholls were each honored on Monday as the Louisiana Sports Writers Association Baseball Players of the Week in a release by the organization.
The players are nominated by their respective baseball sports information directors and selected by a panel of statewide media members.
LSWA HITTER OF THE WEEK
Cade Jones, Northwestern State – OF, Junior, Conway, Ark. (Conway HS)
Jones hit .562 (9-for-16) during the week with a home run, 10 RBI, three doubles, three triples and eight runs scored … extended his career-long hitting streak to eight games by hitting safely in all five of NSU’s games this past week … tied the school record with two triples and set a career high with four RBIs in a game two victory against Mississippi Valley State … became the first Demon to hit for the cycle since Brandon Morgan in 2006 in the Demons’ win against Mississippi Valley State, setting a career high with four hits … had three multi-RBI games, which gave him four such games in a six-game run dating to an April 22 game against McNeese.
LSWA PITCHER OF THE WEEK
Cole Stapler, Nicholls State – RHP, Senior, Prairieville, La. (Dutchtown HS)
Threw a gem, lifting Nicholls to 2-0 win over Lamar on Friday in the first game of a Southland Conference series … was his sixth quality start this season, going eight innings and allowing two hits (both singles) with seven strikeouts … Fourth occurrence with four-plus strikeouts.
LSWA WEEKLY WINNERS
February – Brent Diaz, Louisiana Tech (Hitter), Jared Poche, LSU (Pitcher)
March 7 – Matt Gallier, McNeese State (Hitter); Corey Gaconi, Southeastern Louisiana (Pitcher)
March 14 – Taylor Schwaner, SLU (Hitter); Jared Poche, LSU (Pitcher), Gunner Leger, UL Lafayette (Pitcher)
March 21 – Antoine Duplantis, LSU (Hitter); Gunner Leger, UL Lafayette (Pitcher)
March 27 – Joe Provenzano, McNeese (Hitter); Austin Sanders, McNeese (Pitcher)
April 10 – Joe Provenzano, McNeese (Hitter); Eric Walker, LSU (Pitcher)
April 17 – Greg Deichmann, LSU (Hitter); Wyatt Marks, UL Lafayette (Pitcher)
May 1 – Cade Jones, Northwestern State (Hitter); Cole Stapler, Nicholls (Pitcher)