NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana's Mike Petello and Florida Atlantic's Paul Davis picked up the final Sun Belt Conference Player and Pitcher of the Week honors of the 2011 season on Monday, the league office announced.

Petello homered three times in the season-ending series at Louisiana-Monroe and ended the weekend with a 1.417 slugging percentage. Petello hit 7-of-12 (.583) in the series with five runs scored, one double and three home runs. The senior transfer from New Orleans posted 10 RBI, registering multiple-RBI in each game of the series.

In the opener Petello went 2-for-4 with three RBI. He followed up Thursday’s performance with his third four-hit game of the season on Friday. In Friday’s game, Petello turned in a 4-for-5 performance with four runs scored, two home runs and five RBI. He homered twice off of Warhawks starter Randy Zeigler who had allowed only five on the season entering the game. Petello added his third homer of the series in the first inning of Saturday’s contest.

The Scottsdale, Ariz., upped his Sun Belt only average to .388 and the 17 total bases he picked up increased his Sun Belt-only total to a league-best 77.

Davis turned in one of most dominating performances in recent memory as the junior right hander struck out a career-high nine batters in Friday’s complete-game shutout against rival FIU. The win help even the series and ended the Panthers 17-game unbeaten streak.

The performance marked the first shutout for the Brandon, Fla. native as he threw 68 percent strikes in the outing. Earlier in the season, Davis also tossed a complete-game against FIU

He stands second in the league with 10 victories and fourth in the league with a 2.51 earned run average. The pitcher of the week honor is the second honor earned by Davis this season. He earned the same award back on March 28 of this year.
 


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