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March 28 - WEXFORD, Pa. – Bethany College junior Chuck Ziants (Moundsville, W.Va./John Marshall) has been named the Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) Hitter of the Week for March 26.

The Bison designated hitter/first baseman is coming off a huge week at the plate, as he recorded a batting average of .667 and on-base percentage of .750 during a 4-1 week for the Green and White. The week began when he was 2-for-3 with two RBI in a 13-10 game one win over Pitt-Greensburg. Then in the nightcap, he had a single, a walk, one RBI and scored twice in a 12-3 win.

Ziants then sparked the Bison to a 12-5 win in the series opener at Grove City, as he was 4-for-4 with a walk and drove in a career-high five runs. The next day in a twinbill against Grove City, he had a single and two walks but the Wolverines rallied for a 5-4 win in eight innings. Ziants got the Bison off and running in the second game, stroking an RBI double in the first inning and he finished 2-for-3 in a 7-2 win.

For the week, Ziants was 10-for-15 and reached base at least twice in all five games while collecting nine RBI and scoring four runs. The BC junior continued his outstanding start to the year on Tuesday, as he was 2-for-2 with a double, one walk and three runs in a game one loss at Thomas More. That gave him a .485 batting average, .576 slugging percentage and .585 on-base percentage for the year, all team-highs. He also has nine RBI, nine runs scored, six walks and three doubles.

"We are very pleased to see that Chuck received this honor,” said Bethany head coach Rick Carver. “He put in a lot of work in the off-season to make himself better and his tireless work ethic is starting to pay dividends. We are hopeful that this accolade will jumpstart his confidence and that he will continue to have an outstanding season."

A sports management major, Chucks is the son of Teresa and Tom Ziants of Moundsville, W.Va.