Peirish Earns ECAC South Division Player Of The Week Honor
WASHINGTON, Pa. – Washington & Jefferson College junior catcher Ronny Peirish (Wexford, Pa./Pine-Richland) was named ECAC Division III South Region Baseball Player of the Week on Wednesday.
Peirish was also selected as the Presidents’ Athletic Conference Hitter of the Week after collecting the game-winning hit against No. 3 Marietta on Sunday. Peirish sent a book-rule double over the right-center field fence that plated the winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning as the Presidents overcame a nine-run deficit for an 11-10 triumph.
Peirish recorded career-highs with five hits (three doubles) and four RBI against the Pioneers, who are the highest ranked team that W&J has ever defeated.
Overall last week, he hit .556 (10-18), while knocking in nine runs and scoring eight during six games, all W&J victories.
Peirish leads the team with six extra-base hits and is tied for the team lead with 17 RBI. He is batting .333 and has scored 12 runs in 19 games.
W&J (14-5, 10-1) faces Waynesburg on Wednesday at 4:00 pm.