Omaha's Eckhout, SDSU's McCay capture latest #SummitBSB weekly honors

Omaha's Breyden Eckhout has helped stake the Mavericks to a 9-0 start in league play while SDSU's Nic McCay tossed the first shutout of the 2019 season.
Omaha's Breyden Eckhout has helped stake the Mavericks to a 9-0 start in league play while SDSU's Nic McCay tossed the first shutout of the 2019 season.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Omaha third baseman Breyden Eckhout kept swinging a hot stick in league play and South Dakota State righthander Nic McCay tossed the program's first shutout in seven seasons to earn the latest Summit League Baseball Player and Pitcher of the Week honors.

Eckhout belted his first Division I home run in a mid-week loss at Wichita State, then batted .750 in a three-game sweep of Western Illinois to keep the Mavericks unbeaten at 9-0 in Summit League play. The JUCO-transfer went 3-for-4 in all three victories over the Leathernecks and added seven runs, three doubles and a triple in the series.

McCay closed out a series sweep of Purdue Fort Wayne by tossing the first shutout of his career and first by a Summit League pitcher this season. The Carlisle, Iowa, native scattered seven singles while fanning a career-high 11 en route to his fourth victory of the season.

Baseball Player of the Week
Breyden Eckhout, Omaha
Jr. | Third Baseman | Amherst, Neb.
• Earned the first weekly honor of his career
• Batted .750 in the series sweep of Western Illinois and hit .625 for the week
• Ranks second among Summit League players with a .462 average in league play

Baseball Pitcher of the Week
Nic McCay, South Dakota State
Fr. | RHP | Carlisle, Iowa
• Earned the first weekly honor of his career
• Improved to 4-1 on the season
• Ranks fourth in The Summit League in ERA (3.32) and sixth in strikeouts (42)

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
April 1
Player of the Week: Breyden Eckhout, Omaha
Pitcher of the Week: Nic McCay, South Dakota State

Others Nominated for Player of the Week:  Blake Hall, Oral Roberts; Landon Badger, South Dakota State.
Others Nominated for Pitcher of the Week:  Payton Kinney, Omaha;  A.J. Archambo, Oral Roberts.

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