Cottle earns NCBWA honor

Published 5:11 pm Friday, March 18, 2022

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WINGATE, NC – The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) announced on Tuesday that Mount Olive infielder Alden Cottle is the Southeast Region Player of the Week.

The Conference Carolinas Player of the Week, Cottle hit .571, slugged .929 and had a .625 on-base percentage. He drove in 11 runs and scored four times in a 3-1 week for the Trojans.

In a weekend sweep of Chowan, Cottle went seven-for-13 with 10 RBIs and four runs scored. His best game came on March 12 as he went three-for-five with a double, two runs scored and four runs driven in.

Cottle, a native of Ahoskie, is a graduate of Bertie High School where he excelled in baseball and basketball.