KSU's Ronnie Freeman Named A-Sun Baseball Player of the Week


KENNESAW, Ga. (April 5, 2010) - Kennesaw State freshman catcher Ronnie Freeman has been named…

Georgia (Apr 6, 2010) — KENNESAW, Ga. (April 5, 2010) - Kennesaw State freshman catcher Ronnie Freeman has been named Atlantic Sun Conference Player of the Week after leading the Owls to a 3-1 week, including a series win over Belmont and a victory over No. 2-ranked Georgia Tech.  The announcement was made by the conference office in Macon Monday afternoon.

"We're very excited for Ronnie," said KSU head coach Mike Sansing.  "Being that he's only a freshman, he's made tremendous strides with his adjustment to college baseball, both from at the plate offensively and defensively handling our pitching staff.  He's very deserving of this award and we hope this is just the first of many more awards he'll receive during his career."

Freeman went 7-for-15 on the week, including 6-for-12 with home runs in every game of the Belmont series.  Against the Yellow Jackets, Freeman had a hit and scored the first run in a, 7-4, upset win for the Owls.  In game one against Belmont, Freeman went 2-for-4 with an RBI single and a two-run home run as the Owls won 14-3.  In the first game of Friday's doubleheader against the Bruins, the freshman had a solo home run and a run-scoring single, helping the Owls to an 8-7 win.  In the finale, Freeman connected for a three-run home run to left and scored three runs.  On the week, Freeman scored seven runs and drove in eight, leading the Owls to their first conference series win of the season.

The Lawrenceville native is currently KSU's triple crown leader, posting the best batting average (.327) and RBI total (26) while tying for the team lead in home runs with six.

Freeman and the rest of the Owls will be back in action tomorrow evening at 6 p.m. as they travel to Atlanta to take on Georgia Tech.


A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its nearly 43,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the country and the world. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu