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Wilson's Weekend Surge Earns #SummitBSB Weekly Honors

Wilson's Weekend Surge Earns #SummitBSB Weekly Honors

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Oral Roberts newcomer Hunter Wilson caught fire at the plate against Purdue Fort Wayne and Omaha righthander Payton Kinney continued his early-season dominance against South Dakota State to garner the latest Summit League weekly baseball honors.

Wilson went 9-for-12 during a three-game sweep of Purdue Fort Wayne totaling four doubles and a stolen base. The grad transfer added seven runs and five RBI and reached base 12 times during the series taking over the league's hitting lead at .429. He had multiple hits in all three games against the Mastodons, including a career-high four in the opener when he also scored four runs.


Kinney mowed down 11 Bison in eight innings of work, allowing only a single during the second game of a three-game sweep for the Mavericks. The Firth, Nebraska, native allowed only a single to Peter Brookshaw in the fifth inning as he improved to 4-0 on the season. Omaha has now won seven straight which is the program's longest winning streak since closing the 2014 season with seven wins in a row.

Baseball Player of the Week
Hunter Wilson, Oral Roberts
GSr. | Shortstop | Spiro, Okla.
• Earned the first weekly honor of his career
• Recorded multiple-hit games during a three-game sweep of Purdue Fort Wayne
• Leads The Summit League with a .429 batting average and ranks second with 24 hits
Others Nominated for Player of the Week: Keil Krumwiede, Omaha; Robert Young III, Purdue Fort Wayne; Steve McShane, Western Illinois

Baseball Pitcher of the Week
Payton Kinney, Omaha
Sr. | RHP | Firth, Neb.
• Earned the third weekly honor of his career and second of the season
• Owns a 25-inning scoreless streak spanning back to the third inning of a win over SeattleU (Feb. 22)
• Leads The Summit League with four wins and a 0.58 ERA 
Others Nominated for Pitcher of the Week: Brett Barnett, South Dakota State; Matt Gaskins, 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

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