Teams of The Week
Here is a look at the teams that made the biggest moves or had huge weeks as a team for each division
Div 1: Allen County (6-0)
Allen might have not played the toughest schedule this past week but they came to play. In their 6 game week, they put up a total of 77 runs allowing just 7 runs, while run-ruling all but 1 of the games. They played Ottawa JV which they beat 15-1 and 6-0 then finished the week with Baker JV winning 13-1, 15-4, 12-1, and 16-0. Leading their offensive attack in this high offensive week was Clayton Hale, Lucas McCain, and Justus Burke. Hale hit .688 on the week with a double, 2 homers, 14 RBIs, 6 runs and 2 stolen bases. McCain hit .545 with a triple, homer, 2 RBI, 5 runs, and 3 stolen bases. Burke wraps up the trio hitting .533 with 3 doubles, a homer, 8 RBIs, and 9 runs. On the mound for them in their 13-1 win over Baker, Nate Postlethwait threw a complete game striking out 7 with no earned runs and only 3 hits.
Div 2: McHenry County (8-1)
McHenry has been one of the hottest teams at the division 2 level since the start of April. In this month alone they have gone 17-3. This past week they started with a split of Elgin 8-5, 1-3. Took one from North Central JV 16-10. Swept Sauk Valley 22-1 and 18-1. Then finished up with a 3 game sweep of conference opponent Moraine Valley 16-0, 4-1, and 5-2. Leading the way for them this past week by the duo of Travis Baily and Jeff Heinrich (South Carolina). Baily hit .450 with 6 doubles, 7 RBIs, 7 runs, and a stolen base. Heinrich hit .455 with 2 doubles, a triple, 10 RBIs, 10 runs, and a stolen base. On the mound for them, Kyle Back, despite getting the loss, went 6.0 strong inning striking out 12 with only 1 walk and 5 hits, while John Vanderploeg (Campbell) got the win in their 16-0 win over Moraine Valley going 5 innings striking out 10 while walking 5 with 2 hits.
Div 3: Coastal Bend (2-2)
So a team that goes .500 probably sounds a bit crazy to be the team of the week… but when you are a team that goes .500 on the week against one of the perennial powers at the division 3 level with one of the losses being in a walk-off fashion that earns you the spot. Coastal Bend traveled to Tyler, Texas last week for the first half of their 8 games with Tyler. They won game one 10-6 then got walked off in game two 3-2. They then lost game three 7-1 and then took the last game 6-4. Leading their offense in those 4 games was the trio of Cooper Coe (SFA), Kyle McShaffry, and Kyle Bumstead (UT-Tyler). Coe hit .286 with a double, 2 RBIs, and 2 runs. McShaffry hit .400 with 2 doubles, 2 RBI, and 2 runs. While, Bumstead hit .375 with a homer, 4 RBIs, and 4 runs. On the mound Coastal Bend had one of the arguably one of the top closers in the country do his thing. Trent Sholders made 3 appearances getting 2 more saves pushing his season total to 9 which leads the country at the division 3 level.
Players of the Week
This is a quick look at some of the top 4-5 weeks as both Hitters and Pitchers across the country.
Western Oklahoma State-Jhonny Felix SS/OF FR- 10-14, 3 Doubles, 4 Homers, 16 RBI, 7 R, 2 SB
St. Cloud Tech- Will Fink INF FR- 12-16, 2 Doubles, 4 Homers, 14 RBI, 5 R, 2 SB
Iowa Western- Jade Rolffs DH FR- 9-15, 2 Doubles, 5 Homers, 9 RBI, 10 R, SB
Cuyahoga- Dominick Bucko OF SO- 11-18 3 Doubles, Triple, 3 Homers, 9 RBI, 10 R
Pima- Cole Cummings INF FR- 8-13, 3 Triples, 2 Homers, 12 RBI, 8 R, 2 SB
Nassau- Joe Wolf SO- 6.0 IP, 10 K, 0 BB, 2 H, CGSO
State Fair- Bill Cain RHP SO (Emporia)- 9.0 IP, 10 K, 0 BB, 6 H, CGSO
Parkland- Cody Hawthorne LHP SO- 7.0 IP, 14K, 2 BB, 3 H, CGSO
Lehigh Carbon- Logan Foley SO- 7.0 IP, 10 K, 1 BB, 4 H, 1.29 ERA, CG
McCook- Tyler Clark-Chiapparelli INF/RHP FR (Middle Tennessee State)- 9.0 IP, 11K, 4 H, 1.00 ERA, CG
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