Tar Heels' Moss named ACC Pitcher of the Week

News ServicesMarch 19, 2013 

North Carolina sophomore Benton Moss was named ACC Pitcher of the Week in baseball for the week ending March 17 as announced by the league office Monday.

Moss earned his league-leading fifth victory of the year Saturday night as he carried a no-hitter into the sixth inning against No. 29 Miami.

He matched a season high with nine strikeouts in the win as he surrendered just two hits over seven scoreless innings, leading top-ranked North Carolina to even up the conference series, which it eventually won on Sunday.

Moss has registered at least seven strikeouts in each of his starts this season and ranks fourth in the ACC with 39 strikeouts.

The Enfield native is also holding opponents to a .174 batting average through his 31 innings of work, the fourth-lowest mark in the ACC heading into the third week of conference play.

Saint Augustine’s: Shortstop Ariel Polanco and pitcher Alex Edwards were name CIAA offensive player of the week and pitcher of the week.

Polanco batted .500 in helping the Falcons post a 7-0 mark during the past week. He had two doubles, a triple and a home run. He also was 6-for-6 in stolen bases.

Edwards fired a four-hit shutout in a 5-0 victory over Paine on March 12. He struck out three and walked none. Opponents batted .179 against him in that game. For the season, Edwards leads the Falcons with a 2.01 ERA. The Falcons are 21-8.

Campbell: Off to a 16-3 start, Campbell enters the Collegiate Baseball Top-30 poll at No. 29 this week, the program’s first national ranking.

Basketball

N.C. State women: Junior Kody Burke is a finalist for the Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar Award as announced by Diverse: Issues In Higher Education magazine.

A two-time Academic All-America third-team selection, Burke owns a 3.92 grade-point-average as a business administration major.

A Northridge, Calif., native, she was also selected last week to the ACC All-Academic team for the third time. She leads the Wolfpack in scoring (13.5), rebounding (7.2) and blocked shots (1.6) per game.

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