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McMinn Tabbed Summit League Pitcher of the Week

McMinn Tabbed Summit League Pitcher of the Week

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Oral Roberts' Josh McMinn and South Dakota State's Drew Beazley were standout performers during a tight Summit League series where all three games between their respective clubs were decided by one run. McMinn claimed his second pitcher of the week honor of the season, while Beazley earned this week's player of the week nod.

 

McMinn blanked the Jackrabbits through eight innings in Friday's 1-0 victory for the Golden Eagles. He fanned six in the process to move into 10th-place on the program's career strikeout list. McMinn induced a key 1-6-3 double play in the sixth inning to escape a late threat and improved to 4-2 on the season.

 

Beazley shined in the batter's box and sewed up the series-clinching win on the mound as the Jackrabbits became the first league team since 2015 (also SDSU) to win a Summit League series at the Golden Eagles' home park.

 

Beazley's biggest hit of the series broke a 1-1 tie in the ninth inning of game two when he came through with a go-ahead home run – his second of the season. The Jacks' would hold on to even the series at 1-1.

 

In Sunday's rubber match, Beazley went 3-for-4 at the plate, including a pair of doubles. His second two-bagger of the game drove in two and was part of a three-run seventh for the Jacks that broke a 4-4 tie. Beazley moved from first base to the mound with two outs in the seventh and finished out the game by retiring the side in order in the ninth to pick up his first collegiate win.

 

Baseball Pitcher of the Week

Josh McMinn, Oral Roberts

Sr. | RHP | Firth, Neb.

• Earned the sixth weekly honor of his career and second of the season

• Improved to 2-0 in a pair of Summit League starts

• Ranks second in the league in wins (4) and fifth in strikeouts (35)

Others Nominated for Pitcher of the Week:  Bret Barnett, South Dakota State; Spencer Koelewyn, Omaha; Parker Harm, North Dakota State.

 

Baseball Player of the Week

Drew Beazley, South Dakota State

Fr. | Infielder/Pitcher | Johnston, Iowa

• Earned the first weekly honor of his career

• Batted .400 in the series win over ORU and had a .538 on-base percentage

• Third different Jackrabbit to earn Player of the Week honors this season

Others Nominated for Player of the Week:  Bailey Montgomery, Western Illinois; Jack Simonsen, North Dakota State; Parker Smejkal, Omaha; Trevor McCutchin, Oral Roberts.

 

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

 

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