Olmstead, Swift garner #SummitBSB weekly honors

South Dakota State's Tyler Olmstead was named the Pitcher of the Week, while Oral Roberts' Hunter Swift was named the Player of the Week.
South Dakota State's Tyler Olmstead was named the Pitcher of the Week, while Oral Roberts' Hunter Swift was named the Player of the Week.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Two juniors picked up the first Summit League weekly honors of their careers as South Dakota State righthander Tyler Olmstead was named the Pitcher of the Week, while Oral Roberts outfielder/pitcher Hunter Swift was named the Player of the Week.

Swift went 7-for-11 at the plate, scored four runs, stole two bases and owned a .778 on-base percentage as Oral Roberts won three of four games last week. He also pitched four innings of hitless relief, striking out six to win the series-clinching contest over North Dakota State.

The JUCO-transfer went 2-for-4 with a double in a mid-week victory over Oklahoma, then went 5-for-7 against the Bison, scoring at least one run and posting multiple hits in each of his three starts as an outfielder.

Olmstead collected his first weekly accolade after fanning a career-high 11 in the series-opening win over Western Illinois. The righthander allowed two runs on seven hits in seven innings of work to pick up his third league victory of the season and keep the Jacks in second place in the standings.

Baseball Player of the Week
Hunter Swift, Oral Roberts
Jr. | Outfielder | Kansas City, Mo.
• Earned the first weekly honor of his career
• Hit .714 in Summit League play and .636 overall for the week
• Had multiple-hit games in each of his three starts in the outfield

Baseball Pitcher of the Week
Tyler Olmstead, South Dakota State
Jr. | RHP | Sioux Falls, S.D.
• Earned the first weekly honor of his career
• Improved to 3-1 with a 2.14 ERA in league play
• Career-high 11 strikeouts brought season total team-high 64

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
April 8
Player of the Week: Drue Galassi, Western Illinois
Pitcher of the Week: Javin Drake, Western Illinois
April 15
Player of the Week: Blake Hall, Oral Roberts
Pitcher of the Week: Payton Kinney, Omaha
April 22
Player of the Week: Hunter Swift, Oral Roberts
Pitcher of the Week: Tyler Olmstead, South Dakota State

Others Nominated for Player of the Week:  Max Loven, North Dakota State; Joey Machado, Omaha

Others Nominated for Pitcher of the Week:  Brock Anderson, North Dakota State; Garrett Mohler, Purdue Fort Wayne; Josh Falk, South Dakota State; C.J. Schaeffer, Jr., Western Illinois; Matt Bondarchuk, Omaha.

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