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4 Athletes Share BCC Weekly Honors
April 8, 2013 - Four Brevard Community College athletes have been chosen as Student-Athletes of the Week for the week ending April 7.
They are baseball pitchers Taylor Brookes, Ashton Fronsoe and Chris Gilmore and softball catcher Manya Lopez.
Brookes, Fronsoe and Gilmore turned in stellar performances in two vital Florida College System Activities Association Southern Conference victories over Broward College last week.
Brookes, a sophomore from Orlando, FL and Deltona High, pitched seven innings of three-hit ball in Saturday's 4-0 BCC victory while Fronsoe, a sophomore from Stuart, FL and Martin County High, pitched seven innings of no-hit ball in Friday's 1-0 triumph.
Gilmore, a freshman from Orlando and Lyman High, pitched a total of three innings — two with runners on base — to pick up two saves.
On Friday he pitched out of a second-and-third no-outs jam in the eighth inning and on Saturday faced first and second and no outs in the ninth.
"Taylor, Ashton and Chris stepped up and delivered in two games that we had to win to continue our quest for the postseason," BCC head coach Jeff Tam said.
"Obviously they pitched well but they also pitched tough. They excelled with their arms, their minds and their hearts."
Lopez, a freshman from Miami, FL and G. Holmes Braddock High, finished Saturday's conference sweep of Broward College with four hits and six runs batted in as BCC won 5-2 and 6-0.
"She's been nothing short of somebody you really want as an athlete," BCC assistant coach Bob Yanczewski said of Lopez. "She has filled in at shortstop, third base and now at catcher. She's playing top notch right now. She is not only learning the positions but she had a good weekend hitting and driving in runs."