On Tuesday night ECU junior Bryant Packard eceived the Trot Nixon “Gamer” Award from the Wilson Hot Stove League at its 44th annual banquet Tuesday night at Recreation Park Community Center.
Packard becomes the fourth Pirate to earn the “Gamer” award. Earlier in the week, Packard was named a preseason All-American by D1 Baseball. Packard is coming off one of the best seasons in Pirate history in which he hit .409 en route to being named the 2018 AAC Player of the Year.
Also at Tuesday’s event, Moorehead City native and current Pittsburgh Pirate, Lonnie Chisenhall was in attendance. After playing at Pitt Community College, Chisenhall spent eight seasons with the Cleveland Indians before signing with Pittsburgh in Novemeber. It’s the first time that Chisenhall has attended the Wilson Hot Stove but said he enjoyed learning about all the history of North Carolina baseball while visiting the North Carolina Baseball Museum in Wilson.