MONDAY, MARCH 22, 2004
Donald Brickle Named A-Sun Baseball Player of the Week
March 22, 2004
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Left-handed pitcher and first baseman Donald Brickle (Jacksonville/Arlington Country Day) was tabbed Atlantic Sun Baseball Player of the Week, Monday, as announced by the conference office, after hitting .562 last week with five doubles and six RBI. Brickle also earned his first win of the season after pitching a complete game four-hitter against Mercer, allowing one run and striking out two for a 3-1 series-clinching victory.
Brickle reached base safely in 11-straight plate appearances last week, hitting 9-for-9 with five doubles, while walking once and drawing one hit-by-pitch. Brickle began the week going 4-for-4 with two doubles and three RBI at Florida A&M and followed it with a 3-for-3 performance at No. 16 Florida State, adding one RBI and a walk.
Brickle took the mound in the deciding game of a three game series with Mercer while also acting as the team's designated hitter. Brickle retired the side in the top of the first and then had a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the first to put JU up for good in a 3-1 win. Brickle is batting .528 on the year and is tied for the team lead with eight doubles. On the mound, Brickle is 1-0 with a 2.49 ERA in 21.2 innings.
The Dolphins return to action tomorrow when they face North Florida in the 12th annual Mayor's Cup at 7 p.m. at Harmon Stadium before traveling to No. 22 Florida Atlantic on Friday, March 26 and Saturday, March 27 for a three-game conference series.