(CRESTVIEW HILLS, Ky.) – Thomas More College had five student-athletes earn Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) weekly honors from the PAC office on Monday.
Junior second baseman Ben Laumann (Cincinnati, Ohio/Oak Hills) and junior pitcher Brandon Eliadis (Lawrenceburg, Ky./Anderson County) earned two of the three baseball honors. Laumann was named the PAC Hitter of the Week as he helped lead the Saints to a 4-1 record last week at the Central Florida Invitational. Lauman hit .417 (10-for-24) and slugged .833 while totaling two home runs, four doubles, seven runs scored and six RBIs. He also posted a .462 on-base percentage and was 2-for-2 in stolen base attempts. Eliadis was named the PAC Pitcher of the Week as he tossed a four-hit shutout in Thomas More's 10-0 (7 inn.) run rule win over Rhodes on March 7 in Winter Haven, Florida. He struck out one and did not issue a walk.
First-year designated player/catcher Kenzie Dickerson (Union, Ky./Ryle) was named the PAC Softball Rookie of the Week. She hit .444 (12-for-27) last week to help the Saints post a 7-1 record at the Rebel Spring Games. Dickerson totaled four doubles, a home run, two runs scored and a team-high nine RBIs. She finished the week with a .704 slugging percentage and a .467 on-base percentage last week.
First-years Sheldon Preisler (San Diego, Calif./Boone County (Ky.)) and Cameron Shi (China/Scott (Ky.)) swept the PAC Men's Tennis honors. Preisler was named the PAC Player of the Week as he helped lead the Saints to a 2-1 record last week during their Spring Break trip to Hilton Head, South Carolina. He went 2-0 at No. 2 singles and 0-1 at No. 1 singles. Preisler teamed with Shi to go 3-0 in doubles, earning a pair of wins at No. 2 and one at No. 3. Shi was named the Rookie of the Week as he went a combined 5-1 last week to help the Saints finish out their Spring Break trip to Hilton Head, South Carolina with a 2-1 record. He picked up wins at No. 3 and No. 4 singles and with partner Preisler went 3-0 in doubles (2-0 No. 2, 1-0 No. 3).
The baseball team returns to action on Friday (March 17) when it hosts Ohio Northern University, the softball team travels to New Concord, Ohio on Saturday (March 18) to play Muskingum University and the men's tennis team opens PAC play on Saturday when it hosts Waynesburg University.