RUSSELLVILLE — Henderson State senior shortstop Brandon Pollock and Harding junior pitcher Ty Hoecker acquired Great American Conference weekly awards in the season’s 8th set of honors this season. This changed into the first weekly award for each player.
Pollock changed into named the GAC Player of the Week after an outstanding week that helped the Reddies take four wins, the GAC office said Monday. The Gilbert, Ariz., native was 10-for-15 on the plate with a .722 on-base percentage with six runs, five RBI, three walks, and an excellent fielding percent.
Pollock had again-to-back four-hit video games against Southwestern Oklahoma State, the first video games of the weekend. He became four-for-four with three runs scored in the first contest earlier than four-for-five in the 2nd recreation with 4 RBI. He also introduced a two-run triple within the 7th inning and a clutch-out, bases-loaded, move-ahead single inside the eighth inning that helped lead the Reddies back from a five-0 deficit to an 8-6 win.
Others nominated for the participant honor had been Northwestern Oklahoma State infielder Carlos Andujar, Oklahoma Baptist outfielder Jake Gozzo, Southern Arkansas left fielder Justin Hamlin, Arkansas Tech 1/3 baseman Tristan Thomas and Harding infielder Luke Van Dover.
Hoecker changed into named the GAC Pitcher of the Week after enhancing to four-zero at the season, turning in a six-hit shutout within the Bisons’ four-zero win over Southern Nazarene within the series finale. The Galveston, Texas, native struck out 3 and walked one in his second complete overall performance of his career.
Hoecker also lowered his ERA to 2. Seventy-three, the second-great among starters within the conference.
Five others, all right-handers, had been nominated for the pitching award: SAU’s Parker Abrego, Arkansas Tech’s Hayes Cox, NWOSU’s Matt Goertzen, Oklahoma Baptist’s A.J. Merkel, and HSU’s Kris Priddy.
Riley, Fields proportion GAC
Player of the Week award
RUSSELLVILLE — Arkansas Tech freshman precise player Tymber Riley and Harding first baseman Amanda Fields has been named Co-Players of the Week, Southern Arkansas junior right-hander Sydney Wader become named Pitcher of the Week, and East Central proper-handed pitcher Paige Leschber was named Freshman of the Week using the Great American Conference office Monday.
Riley went 7-for-11 in the Golden Suns’ four-recreation sweep against Oklahoma Baptist final week. She walked five instances and recorded a .765 on-base percentage, hitting her third domestic run of the season within the collection opener.
The Bentonville native also drove in 9 runs in the series. Before the collection, Riley had just four hits in 14 at-bats via the crew’s first 26 video games.
Fields, a Little Elm, Texas, product, helped lead the Lady Bisons to 4 wins over Southern Nazarene with nine hits within the series. She notched four multi-hit video games and hit domestic runs in both of Harding’s wins on Saturday.
She completed the weekend with seven RBI and four runs, hitting doubles to enhance to a league-leading 14. She is currently fourth in the GAC with 30 RBI.
Others nominated for the player award have been NWOSU software player Alexus Bailey, East Central catcher/outfielder Breecia Crawford, HSU center fielder Marcela Lopez, SAU left fielder Savanah Martinez and SEOSU middle fielder/0.33 baseman Keeshia Thompson.
Wader of Vilonia picked up three wins in opposition to Southeastern Oklahoma State for her 14th win on the season, which leads the league. She ended the chance by entering the first game of the collection with the rating tied within the seventh and runners in scoring position.
She threw thirteen scoreless innings over starters, and she or he struck out seven to document two shutouts. Her 14 wins place her 8th among NCAA Division II pitchers.
Three other right-exceeded pitchers have been nominated for the pitcher’s award: Harding’s Jenna Hipp, Arkansas Tech’s Bailey Shaffer, and HSU’s Michelle Sorensen.
Leschber, a Dripping Springs, Texas, native, gathered wins against Arkansas-Monticello, which’s currently 2d within the league. She additionally picked up the first whole sports victories of her career.
She threw a -hit shutout in her 2nd begin of the week, her first of the season, and she allowed only one earned run over 12 innings in the circle. She additionally held the Ladybugs to a .158 common.
SAU shortstop Sarah Evans, HSU catcher/1/3 baseman Abbie Moore, and NWOSU first baseman Jayden Flowers were also nominated for the freshman honor.
Nesbit named SEC
Freshman of the Week
After a robust weekend on the plate, FAYETTEVILLE helped the Razorbacks split their midweek collection at No. 9 Texas and win a pivotal weekend road collection at Alabama, Arkansas redshirt-freshman infielder Jacob Nesbit changed into named the Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Week using the league workplace Monday.
The Coppell, Texas, product started all five sport ultimate week at third base and has begun all 24 games this season after redshirting the last 12 months. Nesbit turned into eight-for-19 (.421) at the plate for the week, the second-high-quality common at the crew. He extended his group-exceptional hitting streak to 14 video games, going returned to a March 6 win over Charlotte.
Nesbit also holds the longest streak in the group for reaching base with 21 immediately games. His batting average has risen from .235 to .346 over his hit streak, and he has picked up five multi-hit games over that identical period.
In Wednesday’s game in opposition to Texas, he picked up the first three-hit game of his profession, going three-for-4 with two RBI, and he tied his career-high with three RBI on Friday against Alabama, finishing the week with seven runs pushed in.
Nesbit also hit his first career domestic run on Friday, turning into the 8th Razorback to hit at the least one domestic run this season, giving him 18 RBI at the year. His batting average leads the team, and he is tied for third on the team with 27 hits.
The Razorbacks end up their six-game road journey with contemporary midweek recreation at Missouri State at Hammons Field in Springfield. The first pitch is ready for 6:30 p.M.
Shepherd named Southland Hitter of the Week.
FRISCO, Texas — Central Arkansas junior Kaylyn Shepherd positioned up the exceptional man or woman offensive weekly overall performance for a Bear hitter, earning her Southland Conference Hitter of the Week honors
Shepherd becomes the second UCA participant to win one of the Southland Conference weekly awards after Rio Sanchez was named SLC Pitcher of the Week on Feb. 26.
The Mechanicsville, Va., native hit .600 with seven greater-base hits (six doubles and one home run) and drove in eleven runs within the five-sport span. She reached 15 times and slugged an outstanding 1.200.
The Preseason First Team All-Southland first baseman is the primary to earn Hitter of the Week honors because Briana Whisenhunt becomes provided on Feb. 21, 2017.
“Several of our gamers had a terrific week at the plate however, Kaylyn had a first-rate week to do not forget,” stated head coach David Kuhn. “She is a top-notch teammate, extraordinary student, and a tireless worker. She has honestly labored difficult ordinary she has been on campus, and I am so satisfied for her. I am so blessed to be her educate.”