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The Weekend Preview – Week 13

Series of the Week

#10 Cowley County vs #16 Johnson County

It does not get much bigger than the top 2 teams in the Kansas Jayhawk Conference squaring off. Cowley is currently in the lead in the East with a 21-3 Conf record. While Johnson is just behind them with a 19-5 Conf record. So to say there is a lot on the line in this 4 game series might be an understatement.

Cowley comes into the weekend after taking their series last weekend against Kansas City Kansas 3-1. They are currently hitting .325 as a team with a .447 on-base % and a .470 slugging %. They are current 8th in the country in sac hits with 32 and have 31 home runs as a team. Leading their offense this season has been the trio of Cody Milligan (Southern Miss), Logan Steenstra, and Parker Dunn. Milligan leads the team hitting .425 with a .544 on-base % and a .685 slugging %. To go along with those he has 13 doubles, 5 triples, 5 home runs 66 runs (3rd), and 41 RBIs. Steenstra is hitting .331 with a .444 on-base %, and a .460 slugging %. He also has 6 doubles, 2 triples, 2 homers, 31 runs, and 35 RBIs. Rounding out the trio is Dunn. He is hitting .387 with a .486 on-base %, and a .563 slugging %. He also has 7 doubles, 1 triple, 4 homers, 33 runs, and 34 RBIs.

Johnson has been one of the top offensive teams at the division 1 level this season. They are currently ranked 10th in doubles (105), 9th in triples (26), 8th in extra-base hits (173), 7th in Slugging % (.580) and  Stolen bases (140), 4th in On base % (.461), and Total Bases (820), 3rd in Runs (478) and RBI’s (394), and 2nd in Batting Avg (.380), and Hits (537). Leading that high powered offense this season has been the trio of Anthony Amicangelo (Washington State), Landen Wood, and Malik Williams (Lipscomb). Amicangelo has been one of the top hitters in the country this season. He is currently hitting .529 (2nd), with a .594 On Base % (3rd), and a .864 Slugging % (9th). To go along with that he has 74 hits (6th), 19 doubles (6th), 5 triples, 6 homers, with 55 RBIs and 53 runs. Wood is hitting .394 with a .466 On Base %, and a .568 Slugging %. To go with those he has 13 doubles, 4 triples, 2 homers, 29 RBIs, 67 runs (2nd) and 39 Stolen Bases (4th). Williams is hitting .355 with a .396 On Base % with a .632 Slugging %. To go along with that he also has 12 doubles, 2 triples, 9 homers, 47 RBIs, and 35 runs.

#10 Cowley #16 Johnson

Game 1 (@ Cowley)

Andrew Roach (UNC-Charlotte) Zach Ebert (Kansas State)

Game 2 (@ Cowley)

Staff Dylan Bierman
Game 3 (@ Johnson) Brannon Jordan (South Carolina)

Trey Ziegenbein (Lipscomb)

Game 4 (@ Johnson) Cole Larsen (Kansas)

Sloan Thomson


Series to Watch

Division 1

Howard vs Frank Phillips

Key Players:

Howard (24-23)

Frank Phillips (28-18)

Brandon Pimentel

Christian Mendez
Diego Ramirez

Tommy Tolve (LSU-Shreveport)

Nicco Cole (Cal State Fullerton)

Bryan Marrero (Bethune Cookman)

Jordan Mikel (ULM)

Dylan Bells (St. Mary’s)

#25 Central Arizona vs #21 Cochise

Key Players:

Central Arizona (36-18)

Cochise (42-11)

Ernny Ordonez (Kansas)

Ryan Magdic

Zach Hogueisson (Kansas State)

Jake Rogers (Angelo State)
Lucas Knowles (Kentucky)

Isaih Campa

Jonathan Stroman (New Mexico)

Justin Lee (Angelo State)

Division 2

#3 Western Oklahoma vs #5 NOC- Tonkawa

Key Players:

Western Oklahoma State (39-7)

NOC-Tonkawa (38-9)

Dan Pruitt (DBU)

Dominick Trevino

Allan Berrios

Cale Francis

Junior Pimentel

Tyler Kisner

Pablo Jacques

Trevin Michael (Central Oklahoma)

#24 Northeast vs #22 Kirkwood

Key Players:

Northeast (22-13)

Kirkwood (27-14)

Drew Smith (Grand Canyon)

Zion Pettigrew

Jayden Sinju

Levi Usher (Louisville)

Sam Taylor

Cameron Leff (Florida Atlantic)

Andrew Shaw

Carter Lawler (Eastern Illinois)

Division 3

#1 Cumberlands vs #7 Brookdale

Key Players:

Cumberlands (33-2)

Brookdale (27-8)

Ryan McIsaac

Bradley Brush

Dylan Scaranda

Ryan Ruziecki
Jarrett Quinn

Justin Fall (Arizona State)

Michael Miles

Eric Heatter (Lynn)

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