LaGrange freshman Joe Ruth was the USA South baseball Rookie of the Week for the week ending March 24. It was the second time during the 2019 season Ruth has picked up the weekly honor.
Ruth batted .455 (5-for-11) and had a .909 slugging percentage in the Panthers' three-game sweep of USA South rival Covenant. He scored four runs, had a triple, a home run, and eight RBIs in the series. Ruth had the triple and four RBIs in the series-opening 14-3 victory. He hit his first collegiate home run in the third game, as LC completed the sweep with a 5-4 win.