Shayna Byers, Cameron Diaz Win SIAC Player of The Week Awards


Savannah State softball’s Shayna Byers and baseball’s Cameron Diaz were named the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) Player of the Week for their respective sports, according to a release from the conference office Monday morning.

Byers, Savannah State’s lone senior, led the Lady Tigers at the plate in a five-game sweep of Livingstone College and Paine College this past week. Over the five games, Byers went 8-for-16 at the plate with 12 RBI, three home runs and one double.

At shortstop, Byers racked up seven putouts and 13 assists. This is her second SIAC Player of the Week award this year. Over the five-games, the Lady Tigers racked up a team total of 54 runs behind 50 hits. They open SIAC this season play 3-0, leading the SIAC East Division.

Diaz, a redshirt freshman, led the Tigers at the plate in a three-game, non-conference series with Davis & Elkins. He went 8-for-8 with one double. In the field, he registered three putouts. The Tigers won the opening game 5-1, dropped the second game, 2-5 and won the final one 8-7. Diaz earns the first SIAC weekly award for Savannah State baseball this season.

Spring Hill swept the SIAC Pitcher of the Week awards for baseball and softball this week. Hannah Brenton had three complete-game wins on the week for Spring Hill. She won 10-2 over Christian Brothers and finished 3-0 and 3-1 in a doubleheader over Lane College. She allowed 12 hits with two walks and 23 strikeouts.

AJ Fell (3-1) pitched a 9-inning complete game shutout over the University of West Alabama on March 8, winning 2-0 while allowing just two hits. The senior pitcher held the Tigers without a hit for 6.2 innings and issued just one walk with nine strikeouts.

Savannah State softball returns to action March 12-14 at the 2020 SIAC Softball Crossover. They are set to play six SIAC West Division teams over the three-day tournament in Jasper, Alabama.

Savannah State baseball returns to Tiger Field on Tuesday, March 10, for a non-conference doubleheader against the University of South Carolina Beaufort.

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