The Maryville College baseball team is standing out early in this season, especially with the recognition being gained by senior Seth Debity.
After being named the USA South Pitcher of the Week for the Scots’ victory again Piedmont, Debity also received national recognition.
“Seth’s performance against Piedmont was one of the top pitching performances I have ever seen,” said Head Coach Cody Church. “Piedmont is a very dangerous offensive club. To do what he did, against that team, is a tremendous deal.”
D3baseball.com gave the pitcher the honor of being named to the National Team of the Week on Mar. 2. The “team” is the website’s weekly honor roll that recognizes the top performers in all nine positions for the prior week. According to D3baseball.com’s site, players are nominated by each school’s sports information director.
According to the website, Debity earned the honor for his shutout win over Piedmont in the USA South opener as he “allowed two hits and a walk, striking out at 11.”
Both a leader on and off the mound, the pitcher is a leader to the Scots diamond men.
“Seth’s preparation is what allows him to be such a successful player,” Church said. “Everyone got to see what he did last Friday, but no one sees what he does Saturday-Thursday. His day-to-day preparation is very impressive. The work that he puts in gives him a ton of confidence for himself and also from his teammates and coaches.”
Following Debity’s honors, the Scots took on Covenant on the weekend of Mar. 4-5 at their home field for a triple-header.
Maryville prepared all week for the weekend’s challenges, and equipped themselves with a thorough knowledge of the opposing team.
“Covenant does a lot of things well,” Church said. “They do a great job on the mound, especially from their starting pitchers. Offensively, they like to do a lot of different things to create runs. We will have to continue to slow the game down and play clean baseball.”
The first night on the mound was full of energy as MC kicked off the weekend with a 15-1 win against Covenant. Maryville kept that pace for Saturday’s double-header, winning 4-1 in the first game and 5-1 in the second.
Currently 5-1 in the conference and 14-3 overall, the Scots hope to hold on to the momentum that has led to a 5-game winning streak. The Scots will prepare to take on Averett at home on Mar. 12 at 1:00 pm.