Zimmerman & Surum Named Conference Carolinas Players Of The Week

Zimmerman & Surum Named Conference Carolinas Players Of The Week

University of Mount Olive's Ricky Surum was named the Conference Carolinas Baseball Player of the Week, while fellow Trojan Bruce Zimmerman was named the Conference Carolinas Baseball Pitcher of the Week for games played Jan. 30 - Feb. 5, the conference office announced Tuesday.

Surum, a senior from Atlanta, Ga., had six hits and a .667 average at the plate to lead the Trojans to a three-game sweep of regionally ranked Lander University. He collected five extra-base hits (three doubles, a triple, and one homerun) and drove in four RBI. Surum's best performance was in the series finale as he went-4-for-4 with two doubles, a home run, two runs scored and four RBI.

A senior from Woodstock, Md., Zimmerman was a force on the mound in a 3-0 shutout of regionally ranked Lander University. He struck out 12 batters in six innings of work while only allowing two hits and giving up four walks to earn his first victory of the season.

Mount Olive will hit the road this week as the Trojans will head south to Lakeland, Fla. to take on Florida Southern and Delta State on February 11/12.