April 8 – BETHANY, W.Va. - Bison baseball outfielder, junior Zac Edmiston (California, Pa./California) and softball standout, senior Ashlee Needy (Chicago, Ill./Marist), have been named the Bethany College Student-Athlete Advisory Committee’s Athletes of the Week, announced the Bethany SAAC on Tuesday.
Edmiston was a major reason why the Bison went 4-0 last week. He finished the four-game stretch, batting .300 with five RBI's and four runs scored. Notching hits in every game but one, perhaps his best outing occurred on April 6 in a game one win (6-5) over Saint Vincent. He went 1-for-4 in the contest, but his one hit was a game-changer, as he belted a two-run homer to bring the Bison to within a run.
Edmiston has had an impressive start to the season, leading the squad in RBI (12) and ranking fourth in hits (12). His best game occurred on March 15 in a 17-3 win over Hilbert College. He was a monster at the dish, driving in four RBI on two doubles, while also scoring three runs.
Needy provided the spark for the Bison as Bethany went 3-1 last week. The senior second baseman went 7-for-13 on the week, driving in five runs while scoring four times. She had two multi-hit games on the week, going 2-for-3 with a RBI against Chatham, and posting a season high three-hit performance in an 8-1 victory over Grove City. In the win over Chatham, Needy provided the game winning hit, a single which scored Ashlee Brill, to five the Bison their first walk-off victory of the season. Needy posted at least one hit and one RBI in every contest last week.
Her season has gotten off to the right tune, as she leads the team in both hits (16) and runs batted in (11). Batting a solid .278 at the plate, Needy’s been extremely consistent at the dish, registering hits in all but six games on the year.
Other nominees for the men included, track & field sprinter, freshman Andre Butler (Poolesville, Md./Poolesville), lacrosse sophomore Aaron Bynum (Prince Frederick, Md./Calvert) and freshman tennis player, David Camacho (Harlingen, TX./Tuloso-Midway). Other women included, pitching ace, junior Kiersten Conwell (Washington, Pa./Chartiers Houston) and track & field standout, sophomore Maria Jackson-McBride (Spotsylvania, Va./West Potomac)