Story originally published 02/20/2012 on www.navysports.com
ANNAPOLIS, Md. – The Patriot League honored a pair of Navy baseball players on Monday as Ben Nelson was named the conference Pitcher of the Week and freshman shortstop David Wiedeman was named Player of the Week. For Nelson, it is his second-career Patriot League Pitcher of the Week accolade.
In Navy’s season opening 3-1-victory over North Carolina A&T last Friday, Nelson held the Aggies to three hits and didn’t allow a run in his six and two-thirds innings of work. The native of Winter Springs, Fla., struck out six and didn’t issue a walk as he picked up the 12th win of his career.
Wiedeman posted a batting average of .364 (4-for-11) in the three-game series against North Carolina A&T. The freshman from Leawood, Kan., posted a team-high five RBIs on the weekend and also scored two runs.
Wiedeman is the first Navy freshman to be named Patriot League Player of the Week since Mike Gaudagnini on April 28, 2008.
Navy will be back in action Wednesday when it hosts Maryland Eastern Shore at 2 p.m. in the 2012 home opener.