Thomasville, N.C.- Ben Davidson of Coker College (4-9 overall, 2-1 CVAC) has been selected as the NCAA Division II Carolinas-Virginia Athletics Conference (CVAC) men's baseball Player of the Week during week number two of the 2007 season. The senior first baseman from Charleston, SC, led the Cobras to a 3-2 record for the week, including opening the CVAC season with a 2-1 record versus Barton College. Davidson was 13-for-18 on the week, batting .722, with 5 home runs, 2 doubles, 10 RBIs and 11 runs scored. In this weekend's three game series against Barton alone, Davidson hit .727, going 8-for-11 with four home runs, a double, seven RBI and eight runs scored. For the season Davidson is leading the Cobras with a .465 batting average, six home runs, 15 RBI and a .930 slugging percentage.
Tom Layne of Mount Olive College (6-5 overall, 2-1 CVAC) has been selected as the NCAA Division II CVAC men's baseball Pitcher of the Week for the second consecutive week. The senior pitcher from St. Charles, MO pitched a 9-inning complete game 4-hit shutout in nationally 27th-ranked Mount Olive's 6-0 win at national vote-getter Belmont Abbey in the opening game of their three-game CVAC series. Layne struck out seven and walked only two. Two of the four hits Layne allowed were infield singles and Layne did not give up a hit after the 4th inning. For the season, Layne is 3-0 with a 0.86 ERA in 21 innings pitched. All of his starts have come against teams that are nationally ranked or received votes in the national top 30 poll.