BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - The SAA released the baseball Players of the Week for games played March 27 – April 2 and Ryan Gaines (Dunwoody, Ga. / Dunwoody HS) of Birmingham-Southern claimed pitcher of the week honors.
Gaines pitched eight shutout innings to help lead the Panthers to a 1-0 win over Rhodes. He struck out eight and gave up only five hits to the 27 batters he faced with zero walks. Gaines is 6-0 on the year and leads the team in starts and innings pitched. He also ranks nationally in strikeouts.