Raisbeck, Kinney claim weekly #SummitBSB honors

Omaha's Payton Kinney and Western Illinois' Kevin Raisbeck garnered the latest weekly baseball honors.
Omaha's Payton Kinney and Western Illinois' Kevin Raisbeck garnered the latest weekly baseball honors.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Western Illinois second baseman Kevin Raisbeck claimed The Summit League Player of the Week award while Omaha's Payton Kinney earned the Pitcher of the Week award in an announcement made by league officials Monday.

Raisbeck finished the week 4-for-9 at the plate, helping the Leathernecks post their first non-conference series win since 2013. In the series opener, he went 1-for-3 with two runs scored in a 9-2 victory. In the series-clinching win, he went 3-for-3 with a pair of doubles. His final hit was a key two-run double in the 11th inning that capped the Leathernecks' scoring in the 5-2 victory.

Kinney picked up his second win of the season in as many tries in game two of Friday's doubleheader against SeattleU. The right-hander tossed five innings, allowing only one earned run on three hits while striking out eight. Kinney got out of the only real trouble he faced in the second by striking out the side.

Baseball Player of the Week
Kevin Raisbeck, Western Illinois
Jr. | Second Baseman | Beloit, Wis.
• Earned the first weekly honor of his career
• Went 4-for-6 with two doubles, two RBI and three runs in pair of WIU victories last week

Baseball Pitcher of the Week
Patyon Kinney, Omaha
Sr. | RHP | Firth, Neb.
• Earned the second weekly honor of his career and first of the season
• Eight strikeouts were one shy of his career-high of nine set in a no-hitter vs. Ohio last season
• First Omaha pitcher since Corey Binger (2015-17) to earn multiple weekly honors in a career

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

February 25
Player of the Week: Kevin Raisbeck, Western Illinois
Pitcher of the Week: Payton Kinney, Omaha

Others Nominated for Player of the Week: Spencer Henson, Oral Roberts; Keil Krumwiede, Omaha; Jack Simonsen, North Dakota State.
Others Nominated for Pitcher of the Week: Trey Wolf, Oral Roberts; Max Loven, North Dakota State; Jack Carberry, Western Illinois; Tyler Olmstead, South Dakota State.

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