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Monday, July 20, 2009Lipscomb pitcher Josh Smith has been named Pitcher of the Week for the Sanford River Rats by his coach, Derek Wolfe.
Smith, 2-0 in two starts has a 2.45 earned run average. Smith, a right-hander, was 7-4 with a 3.86 ERA for the Bisons this past season as a redshirt junior. He finished with 101 strikeouts.
Smith is playing in the Florida Collegiate Summer League.
Outfielder Tyler Wilson slammed two hits in three trips to the plate to help lead the North Division to a 9-8 win over the Central Division in the Cotton States Baseball League All-Star Game Saturday night at Legion Field in New Albany, Miss. Wilson also walked twice, stole one base and scored two runs.
Wilson , a member of the Tallahatchie Rascals, has played nine games, batting .351 with two doubles and 10 runs batted in. He is a perfect four-of-four in stolen bases.
Wilson, who will be a senior for the Bisons this season, batted .315. He also led the Atlantic Sun Conference in stolen bases with 25, a new school record.
Also named to the Cotton States All-Star Game was Colby Maxwell, an infielder for the Tallahatchie Rascals. Maxwell, who will play for the Bisons this fall as a walk-on, was unable to play in the game due to an injury.
Maxwell has played in 15 games, all as a starter. He is batting .294 with one double and seven RBI.
Maxwell was the first Player of the Week for the Cotton States Baseball League earlier this summer.