April 28, 2009—Belhaven College Blazers Craig Craig Westcott and Lake Eiland were named Gulf Coast Athletic Conference pitcher and player of the week for their efforts on the baseball field during the week of April 20th through April 26th.

Westcott, a senior from Chalmette, Louisiana, was named pitcher of the week after picking up his 10th win of the season on Saturday at 16th ranked William Carey University. Westcott pitched all seven innings, allowing only three hits and one unearned run while striking out nine Crusader batters. Westcott is currently seventh in the nation in strikeouts per nine innings at 12.51 and is second in the NAIA in total strikeouts.

Eiland, a sophomore second baseman from Collins, Mississippi, compiled a .400 batting average during the week and a slugging percentage of .600 in four games. Eiland had three more doubles which gives him a team leading 18 on the season. He also collected 5 more RBI’s, putting his total at 42 so far in 2009.

The Blazers are currently 36-18 on the season and will open the GCAC tournament on Thursday, April 30 against the University of Mobile. All of the play-by-play action can be heard via Stretch Internet through the Belhaven Athletics website.