Prather & Love Garner #ASUNBSB Weekly Honors

Prather & Love Garner #ASUNBSB Weekly Honors


ATLANTA, Ga. - North Florida's Jay Prather and Jacksonville's Nick Love came up big in the third week  of the regular season and have been named ASUN Conference Baseball weekly award winners, announced by the league offices on Monday.

Prather becomes the second-straight Osprey to earn Player of the Week honors after helping North Florida to a 3-2 week including two wins against FAU, a 2018 NCAA Tournament team, in the midweek. Prather finished the week going 10-20 at the dish with seven runs scored, a homer, four RBIs and three doubles. He also had four multi-hit games, and now has six on the season. In the week's opening game against FAU, Prather ripped two doubles and knocked in two runs to lead UNF to victory. He also dazzled with the glove, as he made all 11 plays in the field. Prather has yet to commit an error in 13 games this season. 

For the second-straight week a freshman takes home Pitcher of the Week, as Jacksonville's Nick Love secures the honor. Love was vital out of the 'pen in Jacksonville's 8-5 victory against UCF. The freshman righty tossed 3.1 innings of perfect baseball, allowing no runs, no hits and no walks, while striking out five of the 10 batters he faces. Love has allowed just one run in his first 6.1 career innings, while striking out seven batters. 

ASUN Conference Baseball Player of the Week - March 4th
Jay Prather, North Florida
Senior | Infielder | Jacksonville, Fla. | Communications & Public Relations
- First Career ASUN Baseball Player of the Week honor; second-straight for UNF
- Hit .500 (10-20) over five games for the Ospreys last week, including four multi-hit games
- Ripped two doubles in knocked in a run in UNF's series opening win over FAU on Tuesday
- Finished the week with a homer, four RBIs, three doubles and seven runs scored
- Made all 11 plays in the field and hasn't recorded an error in 13 games this season

Other Nominees: Eric Gonzalez, FGCU; Jake Franklin, Kennesaw State; Will Wagner, Liberty; Austin Bogart, Stetson

ASUN Conference Baseball Pitcher of the Week - March 4th
Nick Love, Jacksonville
Freshman | Pitcher | Callahan, Fla. | Kinesiology
- First Career ASUN Baseball Pitcher of the Week award; first for Jacksonville this season
- Fired 3.1 scoreless innings in relief for Jacksonville in their defeat of UCF last week
- Struck out five of the 10 batters he faces, while allowing no hits and walking none
- Earned the win, as Jacksonville defeated UCF 8-5 on Friday in Orlando
- Has allowed just one run and two walks in his first 6.1 collegiate innings 

Other Nominees: Tyler Shuck, FGCU; Brooks Buckler, Kennesaw State; Andrew McInvale, Liberty; Brad Deppermann, North Florida; Chris Gonzalez, Stetson

ASUN Baseball 2019 Weekly Winners
March 1st - Player: Jay Prather, North Florida | Pitcher: Nick Love, Jacksonville
Feb. 25th - Player: Tanner Murphy, North FloridaPitcher: Tyler Guilfoil, Lipscomb
Feb. 18th - Player: Paul Franzoni, NJIT | Pitcher: Max McKinley, North Florida