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Grijalva, Page Garner Big South Weekly Honors

May 5, 2008
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Liberty's Ryan Page has been selected the Big South New Balance Pitcher of the Week.

Liberty's Ryan Page has been selected the Big South New Balance Pitcher of the Week.

Liberty's Aaron Grijalva has been selected the Big South Conference Choice Hotels Baseball Player of the Week, while fellow Flame Ryan Page has been named Big South New Balance Pitcher of the Week for games played April 28-May 4. The Big South Conference office announced the honors this afternoon.

Grijalva (Sr., LF, Redlands, Calif.) batted .412 (7-17) with two home runs, three doubles and 10 RBIs to lead the Flames to a 3-1 record last week. The senior left fielder went 2-5 with a double and RBI in Liberty's 7-6, 11-inning setback to George Mason to open the week. Grijalva then pushed the Flames to a three-game sweep of Big South foe Charleston Southern on the road, helping Liberty move into second place in the conference standings. He posted nine RBIs, two doubles and two home runs in the series, going 2-4 with two RBIs in the opener, 2-5 with a grand slam in game two and 1-3 with a home run and 3 RBIs in the finale. On the week, Grijalva slugged .941, had a .474 on-base percentage and added one walk and a stolen base.

Page (Sr., LHP, Cranberry Twp., Pa.) went the distance in an 8-2 victory Sunday against Charleston Southern. After yielding two unearned runs in the first inning, the left hander retired 12-straight hitters, including striking out seven-consecutive batters from the second-through-fourth frames. Page went on to retire 16 of 17 hitters through the sixth and finished with nine strikeouts on the day. The senior allowed two runs, both unearned, on six hits in the victory, to run his season record to 3-4. Page's complete game was his second of the season. The senior southpaw also went the distance in a 6-1 victory over VMI on April 20.

Grijlava, Page and the rest of the Flames step out of conference play Wednesday with a visit to Virginia Tech. Game time on Wednesday is scheduled for 7 p.m.