Greener, Schaefer earn TranSouth honors
LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s Matt Greener and Shawn Schaefer were named TranSouth Player and Pitcher of the Week, respectively, on Monday by the conference office after their contributions in five Bulldog victories, including a pair over sixth-ranked Embry-Riddle. The honor is the third this season for Schaefer and the second for Greener.
Schaefer won a pair of games during the week, tossing two complete games, including a four-hit gem against sixth-ranked Embry-Riddle last Monday. The lefthander struck out a season-high 12, walked just one and worked all nine innings in a 3-1 triumph over the Eagles.
The Pitt Meadows, British Columbia, native then tossed his second one-hitter of the season, allowing a leadoff single and then retiring the next 15 batters in an 11-0, five-inning victory over Davenport Univ. on Saturday.
Schaefer has won all five of his starts this season, posting a 1.07 ERA in 33.2 innings with 32 strikeouts and just six walks. Opponents are batting just .143 against him as well. He earned the TranSouth Pitcher of the Week honors on March 1 and March 8 this season previously.
Greener batted .571 (12-for-21) in six games with two doubles, three home runs and 13 RBIs as well as six runs scored. He collected five hits, scored a pair of runs and drove in three others, as the Bulldogs won 2-of-3 versus Embry-Riddle.
The Jupiter, Fla., native added a two-run homer in CU's 17-7 triumph over Georgetown College on Wednesday, and then hit a pair of home runs – a three-run shot and a two-run homer – in Saturday's doubleheader sweep of Davenport Univ. For the season Greener leads the Bulldogs with a .461 batting average and ranks first or second on the club with 10 doubles, nine home runs and 36 RBIs.
Cumberland hosts eighth-ranked Campbellsville Univ. Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Ernest L. Stockton Field.