NEW ORLEANS – Following career-best efforts in series-opening wins, Texas State’s Zachary Leigh and Louisiana’s Carson Roccaforte earn Sun Belt weekly awards, presented by GEICO. 

Baseball Pitcher of the Week

Zachary Leigh, Texas State
(Sr., RHP – Victoria, Texas)

Bobcats senior right-handed pitcher Zachary Leigh threw his first career complete game in Thursday’s 2-0 series-opening win over UTA. The Victoria, Texas, native struck out seven, while allowing just three hits and one walk in the 113-pitch outing. Leigh is the first Texas State hurler to throw a complete game since Hunter McMahon on April 27, 2019 at Louisiana and the first to go the distance in a shutout since Lucas Humpal on March 4, 2016 against Incarnate Word. His effort is also the first complete game shutout by a Bobcat against a conference opponent since 2014. 

Baseball Player of the Week

Carson Roccaforte, Louisiana
(Fr., OF – Port Neches, Texas)

Ragin’ Cajuns freshman outfielder Carson Roccaforte etched his name in the Louisiana record book this week by becoming the first player in program history to steal five bases in a single game. That mark came in a 9-5 Louisiana victory over ULM on Thursday—a game in which Roccaforte went 4-for-4 with three runs scored and an RBI. On the week, the Port Neches, Texas, product hit .471 (8-for-18) with five runs scored, five RBIs and a double to go along with his five stolen bases

2021 Sun Belt Baseball Pitchers of the Week

Week 1 – Quinton Martinez, App State
Week 2 – Spencer Arrighetti, Louisiana
Week 3 – Mason Patel, Georgia State
Week 4 – Trey Lindsay, ULM
Week 5 – Carlos Tavera, UTA
Week 6 – Spencer Arrighetti, Louisiana
Week 7 – Zachary Leigh, Texas State

2021 Sun Belt Baseball Players of the Week

Week 1 – Logan Cerny, Troy
Week 2 – Nick Lucky, Coastal Carolina
Week 3 – Kobe Barnum, Little Rock
Week 4 – Mason McWhorter, Georgia Southern 
Week 5 – Logan Cerny, Troy
Week 6 – Logan Cerny, Troy
Week 7 – Carson Roccaforte, Louisiana



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