AU’s Sorma, Sittinger Sweep GLIAC South Division Awards

AU’s Sorma, Sittinger Sweep GLIAC South Division Awards

It's a clean sweep for Ashland University's baseball team in the latest set of Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference South Division awards, announced on Monday (April 18) afternoon.

Sophomore third baseman/left fielder J.P. Sorma is this week's GLIAC South Player of the Week, and junior right-handed pitcher Brandyn Sittinger is the latest South Pitcher of the Week.

Sorma, in the midst of a breakout season, had a breakout week in six games at home against Lake Erie and at Hillsdale. He was 15-for-25 (.600) five home runs, five doubles, 14 RBIs and 12 runs scored.

Sorma is tied for second in the GLIAC in home runs with nine, is fourth in slugging percentage at .670 and is tied for ninth in RBIs with 32.

This is Sittinger's third South honor of the season, all in the last four weeks. He was 2-0 with a 0.82 earned-run average last week in wins against the Storm and the Chargers, striking out 15, walking four and allowing six hits in 11 innings. He ended the week with 10 2/3 consecutive scoreless frames.

Sittinger is the GLIAC leader in wins (seven) and strikeouts (79), and is fourth in the conference with a 2.75 ERA.

The Eagles (21-12 overall, 12-2 GLIAC, 8-0 South Division) return to South play on Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Lake Erie (9-22/5-11/3-5).