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Offensive Outburst Earns Swift #SummitBSB Honor

Offensive Outburst Earns Swift #SummitBSB Honor

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Two juniors picked up the first Summit League weekly honors of their careers as Oral Roberts outfielder/pitcher Hunter Swift was named Player of the Week, while South Dakota State right-hander Tyler Olmstead was named Pitcher of the Week.

 

Swift went 7-for-11 at the plate, scored four runs, stole two bases and owned a .778 on-base percentage as Oral Roberts won three of four games last week. He also pitched four innings of hitless relief, striking out six to win the series-clinching contest over North Dakota State.

 

The JUCO-transfer went 2-for-4 with a double in a mid-week victory over Oklahoma, then went 5-for-7 against the Bison, scoring at least one run and posting multiple hits in each of his three starts as an outfielder and tallied a 1.000 slugging percentage.

 

Olmstead collected his first weekly accolade after fanning a career-high 11 in the series-opening win over Western Illinois. The right-hander allowed two runs on seven hits in seven innings of work to pick up his third league victory of the season and keep the Jacks in second place in the standings.

 

Baseball Player of the Week

Hunter Swift, Oral Roberts

Jr. | Outfielder | Kansas City, Mo.

• Earned the first weekly honor of his career

• Hit .714 in Summit League play and .636 overall for the week with a 1.000 slugging percentage

• Had multiple-hit games in each of his three starts in the outfield

 

Others Nominated for Player of the Week: Brock Anderson, North Dakota State; Garrett Mohler, Purdue Fort Wayne; Josh Falk, South Dakota State; C.J. Schaeffer, Jr., Western Illinois; Matt Bondarchuk, Omaha.

 

Baseball Pitcher of the Week

Tyler Olmstead, South Dakota State

Jr. | RHP | Sioux Falls, S.D.

• Earned the first weekly honor of his career

• Improved to 3-1 with a 2.14 ERA in league play

• Career-high 11 strikeouts brought season total team-high 64

 

Others Nominated for Pitcher of the Week: Hunter Swift, Oral Roberts; Max Loven, North Dakota State; Joey Machado, Omaha

 

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

 

April 1

Player of the Week: Breyden Eckhout, Omaha

Pitcher of the Week: Nic McCay, South Dakota State

 

April 8

Player of the Week: Drue Galassi, Western Illinois

Pitcher of the Week: Javin Drake, Western Illinois

 

April 15

Player of the Week: Blake Hall, Oral Roberts

Pitcher of the Week: Payton Kinney, Omaha

 

April 22

Player of the Week: Hunter Swift, Oral Roberts

Pitcher of the Week: Tyler Olmstead, South Dakota State

 

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