Tiger baseballers sweep SIAC Player of the Week Honors

After splitting a pair of games with Morehouse College to open the season, the Tuskegee University baseball team swept the Player of the Week honors named by the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference office Tuesday morning.

Elgin Woodside was named the SIAC Player of the Week as he went 6-for-8 in his first collegiate appearance on Friday against Morehouse College in a doubleheader. The freshman finished the weekend hitting .750 with four runs scored and five runs batted in. He also added a pair of homeruns and slugged 1.500 in the two games, while recording an on-base percentage of .750 with a pair of stolen bases.

In the opener, Woodside went 2-for-4 with a run scored and a pair of runs batted in as he connected on his first collegiate homerun in a 9-7 loss to Morehouse. In the nightcap, Woodside was 4-for-4 with three runs scored and three runs batted in. He added his second homerun and stole two bases in a 12-2 victory.

Meanwhile, Joseph Mauldin was named the SIAC Pitcher of the Week when he picked up his first collegiate victory with a complete game four-hitter in a 12-2 victory over Morehouse. In seven innings he allowed just two runs, one of which was earned. He also finished five strikeouts, while Morehouse hit just .148 against him in the victory.

Tuskegee (1-1) returns to action Wednesday afternoon in a doubleheader against Selma University at Paterson Field.