SDSU pitcher, ORU outfielder claim first #SummitBSB weekly honors

SDSU's Brady Stover and ORU's Andrew Pace both claimed the first weekly honors of their career to open the 2019 baseball season.
SDSU's Brady Stover and ORU's Andrew Pace both claimed the first weekly honors of their career to open the 2019 baseball season.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. –  The collegiate baseball season got underway this past weekend and Oral Roberts' Andrew Pace and South Dakota State's Brady Stover each started their respective seasons in impressive fashion, earning the first #SummitBSB weekly accolades of the season.

Pace took home the Player of the Week honor after going 8-for-13 at the plate in a three-game sweep of Murray State. Pace had multiple hits in each of the three contests, including a career-high four hits in game two of Saturday's doubleheader. The senior outfielder added three doubles, three runs scored and five RBI in the series.

Stover opened the Jacks' season by tossing five scoreless innings and picking up the win in a 15-3 victory over UT Martin. Stover surrendered just a pair of singles and fanned nine Skyhawks. The lefthander had at least one strikeout in every inning and fanned the side in the second.

Baseball Player of the Week
Andrew Pace, Oral Roberts
Sr. | Outfielder | Beaumont, Texas

• Earned the first weekly honor of his career
• .615 average was the top mark by a Summit League player during the opening weekend
• Matched career-high with three RBI in series finale vs. Murray State

Baseball Pitcher of the Week
Brady Stover, South Dakota State
Jr. | LHP | Huxley, Iowa

• Earned the first weekly honor of his career
• Nine strikeouts were most by a Summit League hurler during the opening weekend
• First Jackrabbit to earn weekly pitching honor since Ethan Kenkel in 2017 (April 10)

2019 Baseball Weekly Award Winners
February 18
Player of the Week: Andrew Pace, Oral Roberts
Pitcher of the Week: Brady Stover, SDSU

Others Nominated for Player of the Week: Garrett Mohler, Purdue Fort Wayne; Peter Brookshaw, North Dakota State; Luke Ira, South Dakota State; Thomas DeBonville, Omaha.
Others Nominated for Pitcher of the Week: Isaac Coffey, Oral Roberts; Trevor Armstrong, Purdue Fort Wayne; Parker Harm, North Dakota State; Payton Kinney, Omaha.

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