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.
South Dakota State picked up a series win over North Dakota State thanks to a wild 10-9 victory in 10 innings in game No. 3. Braeden Brown drove in the game-winning run, capping a three-run 10th that saw the Jacks respond after the Bison took a 9-7 lead in the top half of the inning.
The latest Summit League Baseball weekly honors came from opposite sides in the same series as Oral Roberts’ Blake Hall garnered the Player of the Week Award and Omaha’s Payton Kinney collected his third Pitcher of the Week Award of the season.
The Bison (5-7) have gotten nice offensive production from Charley Hesse, who is batting .485 in Summit games. He carries an eight-game hitting streak into the weekend series against South Dakota State, which has been moved to Omaha.
For the first time this season, a pair of teammates swept The Summit League’s weekly baseball honors as Western Illinois outfielder Drue Galassi claimed the Player of the Week award and righthander Javin Drake earned the Pitcher of the Week accolade.
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.
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.
Two teams picked up sweeps as Summit League play commenced last week. Oral Roberts used its bats to take all three from Purdue Fort Wayne while Omaha used its arms en route to sweeping North Dakota State.
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.
South Dakota State’s Logan Holtz batted over .500 and led the Jackrabbits to a pair of wins en route to earning The Summit League Baseball Player of the Week award while Oral Roberts’ righthander Josh McMinn collected the league’s weekly pitching honor after falling one out shy of a complete game in a win over Purdue.
Omaha’s Keil Krumwiede has been the league’s top hitter through the opening two of the season, posting a .458 batting clip. Krumwiede has hit safely in all seven of the Mavs’ games (11-for-24) and went 7-for-15 during a four-game split at SeattleU last weekend.
Western Illinois second baseman Kevin Raisbeck claimed The Summit League Player of the Week award while Omaha’s Payton Kinney earned the Pitcher of the Week award in an announcement made by league officials Monday.
he collegiate baseball season got underway this past weekend and Oral Roberts’ Andrew Pace and South Dakota State’s Brady Stover each started their respective seasons in impressive fashion, earning the first #SummitBSB weekly accolades of the season.