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Weitzel named PSAC West Player of the Week

March 30, 2011

Jerico Weitzel won the PSAC West Player of the Week Award becoming the first Golden Eagle in five years to receive the honor.

LOCK HAVEN – Clarion junior shortstop Jerico Weitzel (Ridgway/Ridgway) is the PSAC West baseball Player of the Week after helping the Golden Eagles split a pair of games against Mercyhurst Saturday.
Weitzel, who is hitting .293 on the season, hit .625 (5-for-8) with three runs scored and four RBIs in the doubleheader while also stealing a pair of bases in as many tries.
Playing a key role in Clarion’s 11-8 eight-inning, second-game win, Weitzel was 3-for-5 with three runs scored and three RBIs. He had a key RBI single and scored a run in a four-run eighth inning that gave Clarion the win.
In the first game of the doubleheader, Weitzel was 2-for-3 with an RBI.
Clarion is 1-1 in the PSAC West and 3-14 on the season. The Golden Eagles return to action at 1 p.m. Friday when they travel to Slippery Rock for a doubleheader. Clarion then hosts Slippery Rock in a twin bill starting at 1 p.m. Saturday.
NOTES – Weitzel is the first Golden Eagle to earn PSAC West baseball Player of the Week honors since 2006 when shortstop Matt Petrowsky won the award.

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