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April 06, 2009

Baseball sweeps GLVC weekly honors
Eagles vs. Bellarmine postponed to Wednesday

Collegiate Baseball Newspaper Top 30 Poll


EVANSVILLE, Ind. -- The University of Southern Indiana swept the GLVC weekly baseball honors with senior outfielder Chad Werry (New Harmony, IN) and senior right-handed closer Shaun Larsen (Tell City, Indiana) being named Player and Pitcher of the Week, respectively. This is the first time that USI has had players win both awards in the same week.

Werry was instrumental in helping the Screaming Eagles go 7-0 by batting .481 (13-27) with 10 runs scored, eight RBIs, three doubles, and two home runs. He also stole two bases and was flawless in the outfield. The 2008 third-team All-GLVC performer's week was highlighted against the University of Missouri-St. Louis when he went two-for-four with four RBIs and a pair of home runs.

For the season, Werry leads the Eagles with a .393 batting average, ranks second with 30 RBIs, and is tied for second with five home runs. He also has a .664 slugging percentage and has a team-best 15 stolen bases.

Larsen saved four of USI's seven victories, pitching close to perfection in 5.2 innings of work. He saved game one of the doubleheader with UMSL last Monday; saved both ends of a doubleheader against Northern Kentucky University; and finished the week by saving game one Saturday versus Lewis.

USI's single-season and all-time leader in saves has a team-best 11 saves this season to go with a 3-2 record and a 2.62 ERA.


Werry joins USI's senior third baseman/pitcher Alex Thieroff (Greenfield, Indiana) in earning the Player of the Week award this season, while Larsen joins teammate and junior right-hander Tyler Choate (Carmi, Illinois) in earning Pitcher of the Week honors.

The Eagles (25-8), who rose to 22nd nationally in the latest Collegiate Baseball Newspaper 30 poll, will have to wait to return to action this week as the USI-Bellarmine University non-conference game scheduled for Tuesday has been postponed to Wednesday. The first pitch at the USI Baseball Field also has been moved to 2:30 p.m.

USI leads the all-time series with Bellarmine (21-13), 57-53, and swept last season's series with an 11-6 win at home and an 8-6 win in Louisville, Kentucky. Bellarmine is coming off of a tough weekend at Northern Kentucky University where it lost three of four.

USI to host Indiana State at Bosse Field on April 25

EVANSVILLE, Ind. The University of Southern Indiana baseball team will host NCAA Division I Indiana State University at Bosse Field April 25 at 7 p.m. The game will be the first meeting since 1976 between the USI and ISU baseball teams.

The general admission ticket price at the gate will be $5 per person, $2 for kids 14-and-under. USI students will be admitted free with valid University identification.

Ray Simmons, USI Sports Information

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