Gleaton garners GACC Player of Week honor for Barons

MOUNT VERNON - Brewton-Parker College senior and Columbus native Denson Gleaton was named Baseball Player of the Week by the Georgia-Alabama-Carolina Conference for the week of April 7-13 after his offensive successes in a three-game conference series.

Gleaton batted .545, with six hits in 11 trips to the plate that included three home runs, in leading Brewton-Parker to two victories over Emmanuel College in Royston on Saturday and Sunday. For the week, Gleaton tallied five runs scored and nine runs batted in.

In Sunday's series finale, a 14-2 Barons victory, Gleaton was 3-for-4 with five RBI and three runs scored. Brewton-Parker improved to 22-13 overall and to 10-9 in GACC play after the series against Emmanuel.

Gleaton is a 6-foot-3, 250-pound graduate of Shaw High School in Columbus and transferred to Brewton-Parker after playing at Gordon College. He plays first base and center field for the Barons.

Brewton-Parker's next action is Wednesday with a GACC doubleheader at 3 p.m. against Southern Polytechnic State University in the home finale for Gleaton and three other Baron seniors.

Brewton-Parker finishes its GACC schedule with a series at Georgia Southwestern State University in Americus, beginning with a single game Friday at 3 p.m. and a doubleheader Saturday starting at 1 p.m.