Senior duo racks up latest #SummitBSB weekly honors

ORU shortstop Hunter Wilson and Omaha righthander Payton Kinney were both instrumental in their respective teams picking up sweeps in #SummitBSB action last week.
ORU shortstop Hunter Wilson and Omaha righthander Payton Kinney were both instrumental in their respective teams picking up sweeps in #SummitBSB action last week.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Omaha righthander Payton Kinney continued his early-season dominance against South Dakota State and Oral Roberts newcomer Hunter Wilson caught fire at the plate against Purdue Fort Wayne to garner the latest Summit League weekly baseball honors.

Kinney mowed down 11 Bison in eight innings of work, allowing only a single during the second game of a three-game sweep for the Mavericks. The Firth, Neb., native allowed only a single to Peter Brookshaw in the fifth inning as he improved to 4-0 on the season. Omaha has now won seven straight which is the program's longest winning streak since closing the 2014 season with seven wins in a row.

Wilson went hitless during a midweek loss to Missouri State, but rebounded by going 9-for-12 during a three-game sweep of Purdue Fort Wayne. The Arkansas grad transfer added seven runs and five RBI and reached base 12 times during the series. He had multiple hits in all three games against the Mastodons, including a career-high four hits in the opener when he also scored four runs.

Baseball Player of the Week
Hunter Wilson, Oral Roberts
GSr. | Shortstop | Spiro, Okla.
• Earned the first weekly honor of his career
• Recorded multiple-hit games during a three-game sweep of Purdue Fort Wayne
• Leads The Summit League with a .429 batting average and ranks second with 24 hits

Baseball Pitcher of the Week
Payton Kinney, Omaha
Sr. | RHP | Firth, Neb.
• Earned the third weekly honor of his career and second of the season
• Owns a 25-inning scoreless streak spanning back to the third inning of a win over SeattleU (Feb. 22)
• Leads The Summit League with four wins and a 0.58 ERA 

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
March 4
Player of the Week: Logan Holtz, South Dakota State
Pitcher of the Week: Josh McMinn, Oral Roberts
March 11
Player of the Week: Gus Steiger, South Dakota State
Co-Pitcher of the Week: Joey Machado, Omaha
Co-Pitcher of the Week: Javin Drake, Western Illinois
March 18
Player of the Week: Hunter Wilson Oral Roberts
Pitcher of the Week: Payton Kinney, Omaha

Others Nominated for Player of the Week: Keil Krumwiede, Omaha; Robert Young III, Purdue Fort Wayne; Steve McShane, Western Illinois
Others Nominated for Pitcher of the Week: Brett Barnett, South Dakota State; Matt Gaskins, Oral Roberts

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