Keizor, McCay collect #SummitBSB weekly honors

Oral Roberts' Riley Keizor and South Dakota State's Nic McCay notch Summit League weekly honors.
Oral Roberts' Riley Keizor and South Dakota State's Nic McCay notch Summit League weekly honors.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Oral Roberts catcher Riley Keizor earned his first Summit League Player of the Week honor, while freshman hurler Nic McCay from South Dakota State notched his second Pitcher of the Week accolade of his rookie season after leading their respective teams to series win last week.

Keizor drove in 11 runs during the sweep of Purdue Fort Wayne and went 7-for-13 at the plate against the Mastodons. In the opener, Keizor went 3-for-3 for seven RBI in the first three innings to jumpstart the Golden Eagles. He had three more hits and a pair of RBI in game two and capped the series with two more RBI in the finale.

McCay held Omaha, the league's top hitting club, to just a single through seven innings of scoreless work while equaling his career high with 11 strikeouts. The Jackrabbits would win the game and go on to take the series from the first-place Mavericks.  The righthander struck out the side in the second and sixth innings and is now tied for third in the league in punchouts with 71.

Baseball Player of the Week
Riley Keizor, Oral Roberts
Jr. | Catcher | Verdigis, Okla.
• Earned the first weekly honor of his career
• Hit .538 in the series and increased season RBI total from 23 to 34 during the weekend
• Had back-to-back, three-hit games to open the series

Baseball Pitcher of the Week
Nic McCay, South Dakota State
Fr. | RHP | Carlisle, Iowa
• Earned the second weekly honor of his freshman season
• 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
April 29
Player of the Week: Riley Keizor, Oral Roberts
Pitcher of the Week: Nic McCay, South Dakota State

Others Nominated for Player of the Week:  Max Loven, North Dakota State; Matt Gaskins, Oral Roberts; Cal Hehnke, Omaha.

Others Nominated for Pitcher of the Week:  Jack Simenson, North Dakota State; Nick Smith, South Dakota State.

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