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DeVos, Wilson Earn Top A-10 Weekly Baseball Honors

by | Mar 16, 2022


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NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — Another week of Atlantic 10 baseball has reaped another set of Davidson honorees.

This time, it’s Ryan Wilson and Nolan DeVos earning A-10 Player of the Week and A-10 Pitcher of the Week honors, respectively. The awards are for the week ending March 12, and it marks the second time this season the Wildcats have swept the league’s top honors.

“Nolan and Ryan have had great starts to the season,” said Davidson coach Rucker Taylor. “Both are tremendous teammates and care about the success of our program.” 

The honor is the second overall second straight for DeVos, who has filled the Friday starter role this season after earning A-10 First Team honors last season as the league’s top closer. The latest award was based on his seven-inning, 11-strikeout performance against Norfolk State on March 11, in which he surrendered just one hit, a second-inning single, and issued one walk.

For the year, DeVos is 3-1 with an 0.38 ERA and 39 strikeouts in 24 innings. He’s posted an 0.71 WHIP, walked six and held opposing hitters to a .133 average and is the second Wildcat pitcher to earn the league’s weekly award (Blake Hely, March 1).

“Nolan worked on some things last week and he was able to execute them on Friday and have another excellent performance,” said Taylor.  

A first baseman, Wilson is the second Wildcat position player to earn A-10 Player of the Week recognition this year, following catcher Michael Carico on March 1. It’s his first Player of the Week nod after earning A-10 Rookie of the Week last April.

Wilson filled the stat sheet during the series with Norfolk State and was an on-base machine, posting an OPS of 2.133 (.733 on-base, 1.400 slugging). He finished with a double, a go-ahead home run in the finale, eight walks, two sacrifice flies, six RBIs, six runs scored and four steals.

“Ryan has played well in all areas,” said Taylor. “His ability to get on base, steal bases and hit for power, combined with his defense, adds a lot to our team.”

For the season, which now includes Tuesday’s two wins over William & Mary, Wilson leads the team with a .449 average, a .608 on-base percentage, a 1.404 OPS, 21 runs scored and seven steals. He’s tied for the team lead with four home runs (Carico) and 18 walks (Jacob Hinderleider) and ranks second among Wildcats with 19 RBIs and a .796 slugging percentage.

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