Clarksville, Ark.-Senior right-handed pitcher Curt Dixon and sophomore third baseman Brad Broussard garnered American Southwest Conference East Division Player of the Week honors, it was announced on Tuesday.
Dixon, a McAlester, Okla., native earned Pitcher of the Week after setting a school record and tying the ASC mark by striking out 14 batters in a league win over East Texas Baptist on March 9. Dixon forced a groundout to open the game, then struck out 11 straight hitters. He scattered just four hits in the feat that had been done in the ASC just seven times. He moved his record to a perfect 3-0. He surpassed his previous career strikeout high of 11 set last season against Principia on February 11, 2007. The award comes a day after he earned Louisville Slugger National Player of the Week from Collegiate Baseball.
Broussard, a Seguin, Texas, native earned Hitter of the Week after finishing 11-for-16 with one home run, three doubles and 13 RBI to lead the Eagles to a 5-0 week and their first ever national ranking. Broussard also scored 10 runs, walked once and recorded a steal on his only attempt. He had at least two hits in each of the games in Ozarks’ ASC sweep of East Texas Baptist. In a double-header on March 9, he went a combined 4-for-7 with 8 RBI. He is batting .429 with five doubles and 19 RBI.
The #24 Eagles are off to their best start in school history with a 16-2 record. Ozarks will travel to Richardson, Texas, to face UT-Dallas this weekend in ASC play.