Honorable Mention: Leonel Perez, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi; Cody Davenport, Central Arkansas; Kade Granier, Southeastern Louisiana. Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athletes is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on 25 percent of ballots. Pitcher of the Week: Alex Ernestine, Nicholls – Sr. – LHP – Coconut Creek, Fla.Ernestine threw his first career complete-game shutout, blanking McNeese on Friday night in a 1-0 win. He allowed just four hits and struck out two in the performance. He was in cruise control down the stretch from the fifth to eighth, retiring the side until the ninth. The Cowboys had just three opportunities with a runner in scoring position. FRISCO, Texas – Central Arkansas junior Hunter Strong and Nicholls senior Alex Ernestine are the Southland Conference Baseball Players of the Week, the league announced Monday. Southland Players of the Week are presented by UniversalCoin.com. Honorable Mention: Jarrod Huber, Stephen F. Austin; Blake Chisolm, Sam Houston State; Nick Anderson, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Hitter of the Week: Hunter Strong, Central Arkansas – Jr. – OF – Sheridan, Ark.Strong hit .474 and slugged .789 on the week while going 4-for-5 and 3-for-6 in consecutive games versus New Orleans. He was 8-for-15 with three doubles and a home run in the sweep of the Privateers and had one of UCA’s four hits against Oklahoma State. Nicholls (8-15, 4-5) hosts Mississippi State tomorrow at 6 p.m. before heading west to take on Arizona in a three-game series starting Thursday at 7 p.m. Central Arkansas (15-9, 7-2 SLC) is tied for second in the conference standings and is coming off a sweep of New Orleans. The Bears host Wichita State tomorrow at 1 p.m. CT before welcoming Northwestern State for a three-game series beginning Thursday at 4 p.m.