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Commerce’s Rogers, Union’s Swartz earn POW honors

Two-way players are the trend! Rogers & Swartz earn POW honors!

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After 6,442 votes were casted, it was Union’s Zeke Swartz who came away with the FAN VOTE BLITZ Player of the Week honors. Swartz tallied 2,600 total votes to edge Commerce’s Colby Rogers, who had 2,095 votes. BLITZ picked Rogers as well as Baseball Co-Player of the Week.

ZEKE SWARTZ – FAN VOTE

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Zeke Swartz put up some crazy-good stats recently. The sophomore pitcher/first baseman hit .667 (6-for-9), driving in 2 runs, including a walk-off hit versus Monticello in a March 15 double-header. Swartz went 5-for-6 in the first game, a 10-9 win that ended with his walk-off hit. He went 1-for-3 in the second game. He finished with a run scored and a hit by pitch as well.

On the mound, he picked up the win in the 10-1 win that same day, going seven strong in a complete game gem. He allowed just one earned run against 4 hits and a walk, while striking out an unheard of 16 batters. In 2019, Swartz is batting .393 with 5 RBI, 2 runs scored, and has a 1-1 record with a 1.00 ERA over 28 innings of work. He has struck out 41 against just 4 walks. This is Swartz’s first Player of the Week award.

COLBY ROGERS – BLITZ PICK

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Colby Rogers has been red-hot for the Tigers this season. The junior second baseman hit .571 in games last week, including going yard with a homer. He also tallied two saves on the bump over the past four games.

Rogers has once before been a Player of the Week as a sophomore last season.

Feature Photo by Todd Forrest/North Ga News

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