An SDSU rookie and ORU vet claim #SummitBSB weekly honors

South Dakota State's Drew Beazley earned this week's player of the week nod while Oral Roberts' Josh McMinn claimed his second pitcher of the week honor of the season.
South Dakota State's Drew Beazley earned this week's player of the week nod while Oral Roberts' Josh McMinn claimed his second pitcher of the week honor of the season.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – South Dakota State's Drew Beazley and Oral Roberts' Josh McMinn were standout performers during a tight Summit League series where all three games between their respective clubs were decided by one run. For his collective efforts, Beazley earned this week's player of the week nod while McMinn claimed his second pitcher of the week honor of the season.

Beazley shined in the batter's box and sewed up the series-clinching win on the mound as the Jackrabbits became the first league team since 2015 (also SDSU) to win a Summit League series at the Golden Eagles' home park.

Beazley's biggest hit of the series broke a 1-1 tie in the ninth inning of game two when he came through with a go-ahead home run – his second of the season. The Jacks' would hold on to even the series at 1-1.

In Sunday's rubber match, Beazley went 3-for-4 at the plate, including a pair of doubles. His second two-bagger of the game drove in two and was part of a three-run seventh for the Jacks that broke a 4-4 tie. Beazley moved from first base to the mound with two outs in the seventh and finished out the game by retiring the side in order in the ninth to pick up his first collegiate win.

McMinn blanked the Jackrabbits through eight innings in Friday's 1-0 victory for the Golden Eagles. He fanned six in the process to move into 10th-place on the program's career strikeout list. McMinn induced a key 1-6-3 double play in the sixth inning to escape a late threat and improved to 4-2 on the season.

Baseball Player of the Week
Drew Beazley, South Dakota State
Fr. | Infielder/Pitcher | Johnston, Iowa
• Earned the first weekly honor of his career
• Batted .400 in the series win over ORU and had a .538 on-base percentage
• Third different Jackrabbit to earn Player of the Week honors this season

Baseball Pitcher of the Week
Josh McMinn, Oral Roberts
Sr. | RHP | Firth, Neb.
• Earned the sixth weekly honor of his career and second of the season
• Improved to 2-0 in a pair of Summit League starts
• Ranks second in the league in wins (4) and fifth in strikeouts (35)  

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
March 25
Player of the Week: Drew Beazley, South Dakota State
Pitcher of the Week: Josh McMinn, Oral Roberts

Others Nominated for Player of the Week:  Bailey Montgomery, Western Illinois; Jack Simonsen, North Dakota State; Parker Smejkal, Omaha; Trevor McCutchin, Oral Roberts.

Others Nominated for Pitcher of the Week:  Bret Barnett, South Dakota State; Spencer Koelewyn, Omaha; Parker Harm, North Dakota State.

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